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May 14, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Unpolished Echoes, a new collaboration between artist curators Holly Ewald and Becci Davis will connect visitors of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium with the sights and sounds of nearby Mashapaug Park.

As one of Providence’s newest parks, Mashapaug Park is an archive of stories. Unpolished Echoes is an exhibition that centers this natural world and its survival. This exhibition includes a multimedia installation, a programming series, and displays that weave together the work of traditional and contemporary Indigenous artists inspired by the local environment with narratives detailing the site’s cultural and natural histories. These narratives include contributions from the museum’s collection, the Rhode Island Historical Society, and community partners. On exhibit through May 29, 2022.

Artists: Becci Davis, Holly Ewald, Brenda Hill, Leah Hopkins, Julia Marden, Brittney Peauwe Wunnepog Walley, Jonathan Perry, Lucine Reinbold, Kiki Sciullo, Daniel Shears, Robin Spears Jr., Tina Tryforos

Made possible with support from partners and collaborators: ARC, Catherine Coggins, ioLabs, Hope Leeson, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Laura Maxwell, Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Rhode Island Historical Society, Steven Lubar, Tomaquag Museum, Thompson Webb

Unpolished Echoes: A Conversation with Curators and Artists Becci Davis and Holly Ewald
Saturday, April 9, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Join the curators at the museum to hear about how this work came together.

Indigenous Artists and Unpolished Echoes, facilitated by the Tomaquag Museum
Saturday, May 14, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Join some of the featured artists at the museum for a panel discussion.

Upcoming Programming:
Please register online. Capacity is limited.


Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907 United States
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