Join us at the first Salon of the season! Rob Emlen on interpreting images of Native American & African American figures on 1830s designer wallpaper. Fri 9/23, 5-7pm.

The Athenæum seeks a culturally-engaged, well-read, and enthusiastic Director of Programs. Application deadline:
September 30th.

New members this month receive a free tote! Memberships begin at only $8/month and include a variety of benefits inc. borrowing privileges at the Ath & RISD.


The Providence Athenæum seeks to enrich the literary, cultural, and intellectual pursuits of its members and surrounding community through extraordinary collections and innovative programming. Committed to the stewardship of our historic building, the physical culture of books, and the advancement of the humanities, the Athenæum welcomes diverse audiences and spirited conversation.