Adults

The largest and most important exhibition of contemporary art in Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Parisian Salon was a dazzling, crowded, and crowd-pleasing spectacle. In this talk, we will explore how artists made their reputations at the Salon and how politicians of all kinds attempted to use this symbol of the nation to win the hearts and minds of a fractious public. We will see that the Salon was a site of artistic struggle, a malleable political metaphor, and a space of social display.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

New York Times bestseller P.J. O'Rourke discusses being a humorist in these generally unhumorist times. He will also reflect on his thoughts about libraries and their importance. 

 

Wine and cheese reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:00pm. $10 for Members; $20 for Non-members. Register Online or call 401-847-0292. 

 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Author: 
lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, December 22 at 10:30 am to discuss Samatha Silva's Mr. Dickens and his Carol. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: 
lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, November 24 at 10:30 am to discuss Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: 
lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 am to discuss John LeCarre's A Legacy of Spies. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: 
lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, September 15 at 10:30 am to discuss Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: 
lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, August 25 at 10:30 am to discuss Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: 
lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am to discuss Alice McDermott's The Ninth Hour. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: 
lwhite

Join Ann Hood, best- selling author and Salve Regina University’s Newport MFA founding director, for an evening talk with novelist and fellow faculty member Taylor Polites. They will discuss the literary summer residency at the program and Polites’ work in historical fiction.  It will be followed by a Q & A session and reception.


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Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Author: 
lwhite

Original collection titles, read in the original library. Have you ever wondered what the Redwood was like in 1750? Step into the world of the eighteenth-century Library with this new program, meeting bi-weekly in the Harrison Room. Participants will read and discuss select titles from the Original Collection, works like Don Quixote, Paradise Lost, and Candide—in the room where they’ve been read since 1750.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Author: 
lwhite

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