Programs at the Providence Athenæum introduce first-time visitors and long-standing members alike to creative people and projects in our city and beyond, to our historically and culturally significant collections, to our beautiful and inviting building, and to one another.
Programs are designed to offer a regular, convivial opportunity for people of varied interests to share cultural experiences and cultivate intellectual curiosity. Many programs are created through collaborations with local cultural organizations, independent artists, and scholars, and are often complemented by exhibits of items from our own unique collections. We offer programs for people of all ages and interests. In keeping with the Athenæum’s founding mission to serve all who are interested in the pursuit of knowledge, our programs and exhibits are always open to the public, and they are provided free of charge, unless otherwise noted.
Please note: We advise you to call ahead for programs to avoid disappointment in the case of a change or cancellation. To receive our free weekly email calendar of events, please sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of this page.