The 2017 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, October 25 when Ray Rickman holds a conversation about race in 2017. Mr. Rickman will discuss how to talk about race with peers and people outside your own cultural group.
The 2017 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, October 18 with Sylivia Brown discussing her new book, Grappling with Legacy: Rhode Island's Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse. When Sylvia Brown’s father handed much of his inheritance to Brown University in 1995, the gesture maintained a 300-year family philanthropic tradition.
The 2017 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Seriescontinues on Wednesday, October 11 when James Ricci presents a history of the Newport Pell Bridge from its conception in the mid-40's to its opening on June 28, 1969. Following the World War II, proponents advocated for a bridge.
The 2017 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series begins on Wednesday, October 4 when author Brian Coleman reveals why for generations Porthault has been synonymous with exquisite fine linens in his new book, D. Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens. He will be on hand to trace its early years as a Parisian family-owned business over a century ago to the introduction of the first floral linens inspired by the Gardens at Giverny to its present day collections. The fascinating story of D.
It is our pleasure to welcome back acclaimed pianist, I-Heung Lee, for another special performance in the historic Harrison Room. Ms. Lee's concert will feature works by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and more.
$10 for members, $15 for non-members. Please Click Here to register online.
Colonial era Newport produced a remarkable cultural heritage. A vibrant seaport, a center for the arts and crafts, Intellectual life, superb craftsmanship and thriving commerce all played their part in the creation of Newport's exceptional artistic production.
Scientists Simon Thorrold and Camrin Braun from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discuss how researchers are using cutting-edge, satellite-based tags on Cape Cod Sharks to answer some basic questions. Scientific knowledge of iconic fishes like the great white shark is limited. There is little knowledge about what they eat or their feeding behaviors, where they go to mate or to breed, or “why” they do almost anything. For all other shark species, scientists know even less.
René Silvin, author of Noblesse Oblige: The Duchess of Windsor as I Knew Her, discusses the infamous lives of King Edward Vlll and Wallis Simpson. Silvin provides an overview of the Duke and Duchess’ life: Their formative years, the story of the “scandalous” royal romance, the December 1936 abdication, the couple’s duties during World War II and their roles as King and Queen of international society during the post-war years.
Join us on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm when Claudia Stowers, Vice President of Advancement at the Museum of the American Revolution, will discuss mothers of the American Revolution and the dynamic roles these women played in the war.
$5 for members; $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 for reservations.