Events: Exhibitions

Beacon Launch

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Urban Pond Procession Arts presents "Beacon" a floating lighthouse installation by Kristina Brown.

Gallery Night: Bringing Guantánamo Home

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Where can Guantánamo  be found in United States culture and politics? How do migration, security, refuge, and human rights affect our communities in Rhode Island?

As part of September’s Gallery Night Providence, drop by the University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein gallery in downtown Providence to see the exhibit “Bringing  Guantánamo Home”, meet photographer Mary Beth Meehan and students from the International Chater School and learn more about their work shown in the exhibit.

Opening Reception: The Way of Strategy

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Join the Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Creative Arts Council for an opening reception celebrating the installation "The Way of Strategy", by Fitt Artists in Residence Pedro Frank Gutiérrez Torres and Alexander Beatón Galano (Cuba). Their project, El Camino de la Estrategia (The Way of Strategy) is based on oral history, visual material of the environment of the inhabitants of the small town of Caimanera in their relations with this political, military and social phenomenon: the US military enclave usurped from their territory.  

The Way of Strategy

September 15, 2014 to October 5, 2014
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

The installation "The Way of Strategy", by Fitt Artists in Residence Pedro Frank Gutiérrez Torres and Alexander Beatón Galano (Cuba), is based on oral history, visual material of the environment of the inhabitants of the small town of Caimanera in their relations with this political, military and social phenomenon: the US military enclave -- the Guantanamo Naval base and prison-- usurped from their territory.

Location: Lower Atrium Gallery (Granoff Center for the Creative Arts).

Opening reception: Bringing Guantánamo Home

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Opening Reception for Bringing Guantánamo Home followed by screening of Guantánamo Circus.

Where can Guantánamo be found in United States culture and politics? How do migration, security, refuge, and human rights affect our communities?

Bringing Guantánamo Home

September 2, 2014 to September 26, 2014
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Where can Guantánamo be found in United States culture and politics? How do migration, security, refuge, and human rights affect our communities?

Join us in exploring these and many other questions throughout the month of September as we host the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, an internationally traveling exhibit of surprising stories, images, and documents - from before 9-11 and after - that challenges, complicates, and reveals hidden histories of the US naval station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Opening Reception: The Jenks Society Presents “The Lost Museum”

Rhode Island Hall

Join the Jenks Society for Lost Museums to honor the Jenks Museum and its noble founder, curator, and caretaker, Prof. John Whipple Potter Jenks. Created by the Jenks Society in collaboration with Mark Dion, "The Lost Museum" creatively reinterprets and reimagines Brown University’s vanished museum of natural history and anthropology.

Shadows and Sounds: Memories from a Forgotten Neighborhood

Intersection of Park Lane and Access Road (Cranston, RI)

The Center for Public Humanities at Brown University and Urban Pond Procession are pleased to announce “Shadows and Sounds: Memories from a Forgotten Neighborhood” – an on-site sound installation and opening event, to take place on May 9, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the intersection of Park Lane and Access Road, across from the J.T. Owens Ball Park off Niantic Avenue.

Interactive Exhibits and Installations (Mini-Fest, American Dance Legacy Initiative)

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Curated by Brown Public Humanities graduate students and Dancing Legacy, the Mini-Fest installations take full advantage of the Granoff Center, Brown University's interdisciplinary arts center dedicated to fostering innovation, research, collaboration, creativity, and education among the arts, humanities, and sciences. The building was designed by the New York-based architecture firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The exhibits will be situated throughout the building and provide new perspectives on viewing and experiencing dance.

Interactive Exhibits and Installations (Mini-Fest, American Dance Legacy Initiative)

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Curated by Brown Public Humanities graduate students and Dancing Legacy Apprentices, The Mini-Fest installations take full advantage of the Granoff Center, Brown University's interdisciplinary arts center dedicated to fostering innovation, research, collaboration, creativity, and education among the arts, humanities, and sciences. The building was designed by the New York-based architecture firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The exhibits will be situated throughout the building and provide new perspectives on viewing and experiencing dance.

Interactive Exhibits and Installations (Mini-Fest, American Dance Legacy Initiative)

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Curated by Brown Public Humanities graduate students and Dancing Legacy Apprentices, the Mini-Fest installations take full advantage of the Granoff Center, Brown University's interdisciplinary arts center dedicated to fostering innovation, research, collaboration, creativity, and education among the arts, humanities, and sciences. The building was designed by the New York-based architecture firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The exhibits will be situated throughout the building and provide new perspectives on viewing and experiencing dance.

Interactive Exhibits and Installations (Mini-Fest, American Dance Legacy Initiative)

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Curated by Brown Public Humanities graduate students and Dancing Legacy, the Mini-Fest installations take full advantage of the Granoff Center, Brown University's interdisciplinary arts center dedicated to fostering innovation, research, collaboration, creativity, and education among the arts, humanities, and sciences. The building was designed by the New York-based architecture firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The exhibits will be situated throughout the building and provide new perspectives on viewing and experiencing dance.

Public Launch: Mapping Arts Project- Providence

Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library (Brown University)

The Mapping Arts Project invites you to join us for the Public Launch of MappingArts Project-Providence.

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism (ongoing)

November 17, 2013 to November 24, 2013
Public Humanities Gallery, 357 Benefit Street (rear entrance)

"Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism", features 61 posters from more than twenty boycotts, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott, divestment from South Africa to protest Apartheid, boycotts of corporations using sweatshops, the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions, and many others.

Digital Stories, Analog Brownies: A Digital Storytelling Festival

Rockefeller Library

Public showcase of AMST 2699 "Digital Storytelling" student work that explores the narrative possibilities of new media. The Digital Storytelling Diversion on May 13th creates an experience that merges digital and analog social engagement. We invite our audience to tweet responses, hashtag our work, and more. To learn more, please check out the Center for Digital Storytelling's Youtube Channel, or look for #digistory on Twitter. And join us on May 13th!

For a preview, check out this personal story from Public Humanities superstar Elon Cook:

Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom (ongoing)

May 8, 2013 to September 29, 2013

 

AudioTour Kickoff-Mashapaug's Neighbors: Stories From Beyond The Pond

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Join students of AMST 1903G (Oral History and Community Memory), The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities, the Urban Pond Procession, Sophia Academy, Alvarez High School, and neighbors from around the pond for a reception, guided tours, storytelling and crafts in celebration of the audio cellphone tour launch of "Stories From Beyond the Pond: Mahapaug's Neighbors".

May 4, 2013 (RAIN DATE: Sunday, May 5)
10am -12pm

Mashapaug's Neighbors: Stories from Beyond the Pond (ongoing)

May 3, 2013 to October 5, 2013
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A hidden gem... a dumping ground... a source of life and inspiration... a spot to watch birds, chase frogs, and play baseball... a natural resource in need of remediation... a swimming hole... a place haunted by the remains of factories... part of a watershed... home.  

Walking on Ice (ongoing) exhibit

Nightingale-Brown House

Opening event on Saturday, April 6, @ 7:30 pm 

Location: Carriage House Gallery, 357 Benefit Street, rear entrance
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-4pm 

Demonstration Program, Weaving Stories, Weaving Lives Exhibit

Téjela: Weaving Stories, Weaving Lives: Exhibit opens Saturday, February 18th and closes April 7th, 2013 Maya weaving tells stories. It is rooted in tradition, and alive today. The exhibit features historic garments from Guatemala, and garments being made today in New Bedford by Maya weavers using their traditional back-strap loom. Join in this celebration of a new chapter in New Bedford’s long tradition of textile manufacturing. Now through April admission to the Whaling Museum is free to those who live in New Bedford, made possible by a grant from BayCoast Bank.

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