Gallery

The Brown Center for Public Humanities maintains an active program of exhibitions developed by students, faculty, and staff, and occasionally by artists and organizations from the Providence area and beyond. The Center’s main exhibition area is the Public Humanities Gallery, which includes a space best suited for exhibitions that are somewhat formal in their conception and design, and two garage galleries, which lend themselves to experimental installations.

The Nightingale-Brown House also contains spaces for exhibitions that reflect in some way upon the historic or decorative nature of the house and its furnishings. Past exhibitions have included site-specific art, performance, historical and cultural interpretation, and projects developed in collaboration with community members and organizations. The Center welcomes proposals by public humanities students and the broader community for exhibits that explore humanities content using adventurous techniques, methods, and materials.

For more information about the Center for Public Humanities’ galleries, contact Ron Potvin, Curator. To request use of one of the gallery spaces, please submit a Gallery Request Form.

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Public humanities students conceived, developed, and curated “Emancipated Memories: Uncovering the Hidden Faces of Slavery,” a 2009 exhibition of artwork by Cora Marshall.Public humanities students conceived, developed, and curated “Emancipated Memories: Uncovering the Hidden Faces of Slavery,” a 2009 exhibition of artwork by Cora Marshall.

Providence artist Anne Rogers collaborated with the Brown Center for Public Humanities in 2011 to install “Interior No. 4” in the center’s Garage Gallery.Providence artist Anne Rogers collaborated with the Brown Center for Public Humanities in 2011 to install “Interior No. 4” in the center’s Garage Gallery.

 

“Art+History,” a 2009 exhibition of commissioned artworks curated by public humanities students, reflected on the assembled histories of the Nightingale-Brown House.“Art+History,” a 2009 exhibition of commissioned artworks curated by public humanities students, reflected on the assembled histories of the Nightingale-Brown House.

 



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