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Thursday, October 15 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Three new faces have recently joined the busts surrounding the mezzanine – help us welcome Mary Wollstonecraft, Frederick Douglass, and Louisa May Alcott! Learn more about our new friends and the journey to acquire them. Director of Collections & Library Services, Kate Wodehouse, elaborates on the new additions to the Athenæum art collection. Members are invited to ask questions throughout the program and to join via webcam.

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum.


Kate Wodehouse is the Director of Collections and Library Services at the Providence Athenaeum. Kate has worked extensively with the collections and scholars over the past twenty-three years, and has curated many exhibitions that highlight the Athenaeum’s rich and varied special collections. Her favorite exhibitions include those that have incorporated objects from other collections such as Inspired by Nature with the RSID Nature Lab, The Dandy I’m Sure with the RISD Museum and RIHS, and collaborations with visual artists such as The Wondershow with Carolyn Gennari and The Paper Dolls Project with four local artists and AS220. Kate lives in Providence with her husband, son, and dog. On weekends they enjoy family outings exploring the coastal inlets of Narragansett Bay and hiking through woodland trails.