Join us for another in our series of "Treasures" Salons, when the Redwood Staff shares some of the wonderful volumes, artifacts, and documents from the Redwood vault. These rarely-seen objects will be explained, displayed, and shared with the audience. We expect this to be a very popular Salon, so if you plan to attend, please do call the Redwood Reservation Line at 847-0292, ext. 112 to reserve your seat. Seating is limited. A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5:30 pm, followed by the event. Free for members, $10 for non-members.
A Public Place for Gathering: Touro Synagogue at 250 showcases the history of the oldest synagogue in America, which was dedicated in 1763. The exhibition is in the Rovensky Delivery Room and will be on display from October 3 through December 8. The exhibition brings together artifacts, documents, and images to illustrate the place of the synagogue and the congregations it housed in the Newport community.
Join us for a discussion of a very timely issue as Dr. David A. Cooper gives a talk titled "Is the Chemical Weapons Taboo Unraveling?" Dr. Cooper is the James V. Forrestal Professor and Chair of the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. He is an expert in the areas of nonproliferation, disarmament, and weapons of mass destruction. He holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from The Australian National University, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and is a graduate of Oberlin College.
Local author John Adams will discuss his new book, The Millionaire and the Mummies, about Newport resident and Egyptology expert Theodore Davis. A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5:30 pm, followed by the talk at 6:00 pm. Seating is very limited; please call 847-0292, ext. 112 to make your reservation. Free for members, $10 for non-members.
Additional parking available for this event (after 5:30 pm) at the lot adjacent to ours, thanks to the generosity of Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty.
Please join us for the first in our fall "Life of the Mind Salon" series, as we welcome guest speaker Kay Sutton, Director of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, from Christie's, London. Ms. Sutton's talk is described as follows:
Join us Thursday, August 15, for a talk titled "Dissecting Documentary" by acclaimed documentary film writer, producer and director Peter Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson will use examples of his work to show the rich palette of techniques available to the documentary film maker, and will demonstrate how some of these can be used together for maximum effect. Over the last 25 years, Mr. Nicholson has directed some fifty documentaries for prime-time UK network and international broadcast.
Author Rochelle Ohrstrom will discuss her new book Ponzi & Picasso, which addresses the thriving international art forgery business. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm; the talk will begin at 6:00 pm.