Ray Rickman and Detra Windsor will discuss Sissieretta Jones -- a Rhode Islander who became the first African-American opera star to achieve global fame a century ago -- and the restoration of one of her gowns. Jones's concert gown, beautifully restored by Detra Windsor of Windsor Conservation, will be on display for the first time this century. A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:00 pm. Free for members, $10 for non-members.…Find out more »
Life. Culture. Freedom.
An exhibit documenting 250 years of service and survival.
Join us for this week's newportFILM Outdoors screening at THE REDWOOD LIBRARY AND ATHENÆUM! BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY newportFILM Outdoors presented by Lila Delman Real Estate International Thursday, June 29 Redwood Library and Athenæum Lawn 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 6:40PM - Venue & food vendors open 7:25PM - Live music 8:40PM - Film + Q&A with producer Adam Haggiag SUGGESTED DONATION: $5 RSVP: bit.ly/HedyDoc WATCH TRAILER: bit.ly/HedyLTrailer EVENT DETAILS: - Free popcorn courtesy of St. Michael's Country Day…Find out more »
The Newport String Quartet will be joined by guests Ethan Wood (viola) and Jacob MacKay (cello) for a fabulous afternoon of chamber music in the exquisite surrounds of the Redwood Library. PROGRAM Charles Koechlin - String Quartet No 1 Caroline Shaw - Valencia Johannes Brahms - String Sextet No 1 in G MajorFind out more »
2019 marks 400 years of slavery in America. Rhode Island was a major player in this vicious episode of our history, and also a leader in abolishing it. Breaking Chains tells this story through a series of events held from June 12 to June 15. Breaking Chains Event 1 Pulitzer Prize winning author David W. Blight will discuss his recently published book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Frederick Douglass was just 20 years old when, on Sept. 3, 1838, he…Find out more »
Providence author Shai Afsai will discuss Benjamin Franklin’s self-improvement method and its influence on Judaism. As a young man in his twenties, Benjamin Franklin resolved to perfect his character and devised a unique method to aid him in the challenging task of becoming virtuous. Franklin's method, described in his posthumously-published autobiography, became incorporated into the practical Jewish ethical tradition of mussar in 1808 when Rabbi Mendel Lefin of Satanów, an adherent of the European Jewish Enlightenment movement, published The Book…Find out more »