Behind the Scenes: The Bust Project

October 15, 2020

Three new faces have recently joined the busts surrounding the mezzanine. Learn more about the people chosen and the journey to acquire them. Director of Collections & Library Services, Kate Wodehouse, elaborates on the new additions to the Athenæum art collection.


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 23 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.

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Categories: Athenæum, History, Local Interest