The Redwood’s Executive Director, Benedict Leca will present an introductory overview before the screening. Understanding Paul Cézanne’s significance is vital to appreciating modern and contemporary art. The film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked, and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least-known of all the Impressionists. The World is An Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne, edited by Benedict Leca will be available for sale.
The 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues with Tom Nichols, Professor at the Naval War College. In his book, The Death of Expertise, he argues that people are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues.
The 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes with Jørgen D. Siemonsen presenting various creation theories behind the Newport Tower – Viking Round Tower, Governor Benedict Arnold’s windmill or romantic garden folly - and what he believes to be the true history behind this mysterious structure.
The 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues with historian Brian L. Wallin, as he shares the story of German submarine Bremen that made a surprise visit to the Newport Navy Base in October of 1916 and the events that immediately followed. In the Fall of 1916, the United States was clinging to its neutrality as much of the rest of the world was deeply embroiled in World War One. Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm hoped to keep the U.S.
The 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues with Brandon Aglio, Tour Coordinator for the Redwood, as he explores the lives of six key figures from the early history of the Redwood Library - Henry Collins, Dean George Berkeley, Peter Harrison, Joseph Wanton, Ezra Stiles, and Abraham Redwood. When the Redwood Library opened in 1747, a cultural and educational revolution occurred in Newport.
The 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series begins with attorney Joesph Steinfield examining two important cases brought before the Supreme Court in the past year - the Wisconsin case involving gerrymandering of electoral districts and the case of the Colorado cake baker who refused to bake a cake for the wedding celebration of a same sex couple. He discusses how the court decisions in these cases will impact democracy in America, as well as freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
In honor of George Washington's birthday, on February 22 at 11:30 am a brief program will be presented and wreath laying by the Sons of the Revolution and the Artillery Company of Newport will stage a salute on the Redwood lawn by the statue of George Washington.