Events: Exhibitions

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

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

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

Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom (ongoing)

May 8, 2013 to September 29, 2013

 

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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?

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: 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.  

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.

Beacon Launch

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

Survivors of Trauma and Sexual Assault (ongoing)

October 16, 2014 to November 21, 2014
Public Humanities Gallery, Nightingale Brown House

Tragically, sexual assault is an all too frequent occurrence in the world.  It remains an issue which is extremely difficult for many people to look at.  Its victims include children and adults of all ages, races, and genders.  This exhibit is composed of the poetry and art of survivors of sexual assault, and gives voice to their pain,  suffering, and healing. 

The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts

May 10, 2015 to May 16, 2015
> Multiple locations: see description for details

The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (MMoAA) is a touring museum of personal objects and their histories. Housed in a small vintage trailer, MMoAA travels from town to town, conducting an “archeology of the present” that uncovers objects of significant (and insignificant) connection to everyday American life. MMoAA will be making its debut visit to Providence May 11-16th. Mark your calendars and find your objects!

MMoAA Locations:

An Old Tree Becomes a Sculpture: BitterSweet

May 22, 2015 to October 2, 2015
Nightingale-Brown House

Sculptor Gail Whitsitt-Lynch has created "BitterSweet" from the wood of a stately elm that stood in the garden at the Nightingale-Brown house from 1920 to 2014. Although the tree is gone, its life continues in this dynamic carving. The exhibit explores the evolution of material through the artist's process to the finished sculpture, BitterSweet, and includes a graphic history of the life cycle of this singular tree.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am - 4 pm

Gallery Night Providence: June 18, July 16 and August 20

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 28, 4-8 pm

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