In partnership with “Flocked, Blocked, and Stenciled”: A Providence Wallpaper Event
This scenic block-printed paper is noteworthy for its idealized egalitarian depiction of Jacksonian America, interpreting images of Native American and African American figures as a distinguished part of the American landscape. Join us as Professor Emlen explores these idealized French notions of democracy in the United States of the 1830s. Exhibit on view will feature contemporary wallpaper designs by local artists.
Be sure to join “Flocked, Blocked, and Stenciled” at various other events showcasing and celebrating the hard work of the artists, including the opening of the exhibit at 186 Carpenter on Friday, September 9th; a Eat & Speak Event in partnership with Design Week RI on Wednesday, September 21st; and a lecture with historic wallpaper and textile reproduction specialist John Burrows at PPL on Wednesday, September 28th. Click here for more information.Find out more »
A practicing doctor who trained as a psychotherapist and worked with pioneers in psychopharmacology, Peter Kramer combines his patients’ stories with a history of drug research, critiquing the growth of skepticism toward antidepressants and showing how industry-sponsored research findings can be skewed toward desired conclusions. Updating his prior writing about the nature of depression as a destructive illness and the effect of antidepressants on traits like low self-worth, Kramer shows how antidepressants act in practice: less often as miracle cures than as useful tools for helping troubled people achieve an underrated goal―becoming ordinarily well.Find out more »
In partnership with Providence Children’s Film Festival
Discover your inner critic! Join the Athenæum and PCFF in jurying short films for the upcoming 2017 Providence Children’s Film Festival. A wide range of films from around the world will be shown, discussed, and scored. Bring your passion (or curiosity) for analyzing films meant for all ages. And as always… kids speak first! Registration required. Please register with Lindsay at 401-421-6970 x17 or email@example.com.Find out more »