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.
PROUSTFEST with Hollie Harder | November 14, 2017
Raise a glass and a madeleine to Proust! Join Hollie Harder, Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Brandeis University and leader of the Boston Athenæum’s Proust Reading Group, as she discusses Proust and his leading lady Albertine Simonet.
Thanks to Stephen Coon for making this program possible.
SALON: Making Sense of Science with Science Editor Cornelia Dean and URI’s Sunshine Menezes | November 3, 2017
Presented with the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting
Cornelia Dean, former New York Times Science Editor, joins Sunshine Menezes of URI’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting in a conversation about Dean’s recent book, Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin, which seeks to equip non-scientists with a set of critical tools to evaluate the scientific claims and controversies that shape our lives.
SALON: Music & Muse with composer Eric Nathan | October 27, 2017
Composer and Brown University Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan discusses his creative process, the Athenæum as muse, and the collected energy of historical spaces to create music that contains “sadness, beauty and hopefulness all at once.”
SALON: Expressions on Freedom with National Museum of African American History and Culture curator Nancy Bercaw | October 20, 2017
Dr. Nancy Bercaw, lead curator of the centerpiece “Slavery and Freedom” exhibition at the NMAAHC, discusses the exhibit, the new national museum, and the process of curating the story of slavery.
SALON: Unsung Heroines with scholar J. Ann Tickner | October 6, 2017
Scholar and gender theorist J. Ann Tickner exposes the work and thinking of American reformer and social worker Jane Addams and the forgotten women activists of WWI.
Sponsored by the Richard and Barbara Bell Fund for Social Justice
SALON: Appraised with Antiques Roadshow‘s Stuart Whitehurst | September 29, 2017
Stuart Whitehurst, former appraiser at Skinner Inc. of Boston and Antiques Roadshow, discusses the world of private collectors and their expertise.
A Night in Crimetown | July 12, 2017
Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, creators of the hit podcast Crimetown, spend an evening at the Ath for their first appearance in Providence.
Sponsored by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
The Art of the Memoir | May 20, 2017
Authors Andre Dubus III, Dani Shapiro, and Ann Hood discuss their works and the art and power of memoir.
In partnership with Goat Hill Writers
SALON: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse | March 10, 2017
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse discusses hes new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.