Gallery Exhibitions

CSSJ is committed to supporting public history. We see public history as a means to share and make relevant the work of scholars to our community on and off campus through exhibitions, public programs, and educational resources. This public history work aims to share a more nuanced understanding of the past by connecting the public to historic images, documents, and contemporary art as well as the innovative work done by scholars to read history differently and conceptualize new ideas about the lives of enslaved peoples. In our new building there is a gallery space where we will host revolving exhibitions that cover a range of issues. This gallery is central to the mission of creating "a public curriculum."

For interest in bringing a student group to the Center, please email cssj_youthprograms@brown.edu.


2017-2018:

Herstory: Works By Jessica Hill

2016-2017:

Makers Unknown: Material Objects and the Enslaved

A Dream Deferred: Questions of Power & Freedom in Rhode Island's Public Education

Black Mechanics: The Making of an American University and a Nation 

The Black Shackle: African Americans and the Coal Economy  

2015-2016:

Hurt People, Hurt People

Slave shackles at the Hay Library


The Art of Mali Olatunji: Painterly Photography from Antigua and Barbuda 

On Display: Exhibition of Works by Tony Ramos

A Peculiar Aesthetic: Representations and Images of Slavery
 

2014-2015:

Breaking Chains 

Black Experiences at Brown: A Visual Narrative Exhibition 

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

2013-2014:

The Many Faces of Toussaint L' Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution

Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom Exhibition