Miss a Salon? Want to take the Athenæum on the go? Tune in to our brand new program recordings, available for streaming or download on our website or Soundcloud.
SALON: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Ocean? | April 14, 2017
Architectural historical Ijlal Muzaffar on the Rhode Island Red chicken, Gandhi, and the consequences of globalization.
Sponsored by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
SALON: The Secret Life of H.P. Lovecraft | April 7, 2017
Author Paul La Farge discusses his new book The Night Ocean, an exploration of Lovecraft’s sexuality and his relationship with a young fan, Robert Barlow.
In partnership with Brown Bookstore
SALON: Brown & Botany | March 31, 2017
Brown University Herbarium Collections Manager Tim Whitfeld discusses the institution’s founding botanists (many of whom were Athenæum members) and the history of this fascinating depository of Rhode Island and New England collections.
SALON: Author Abby Smith Rumsey | March 24, 2017
Abby Smith Rumsey discusses her new book When We Are No More and explores human memory from pre-history to the present to shed light on the grand challenge facing our world.
In partnership with the John Carter Brown Library
SALON: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse | March 10, 2017
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse discusses hes new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.