Architect Julian Bonder, Professor at Roger Williams University will explore ideas and concepts about memory, public space, art and architecture. His presentation will include various projects that memorialize catastrophes, historic traumas and human injustices.
The 2019 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 17 when famed watercolorist Hugh Buchanan shares his approach to painting classic architectural building and landscapes. He is renowned for his detailed draughtsmanship and treatment of light and shadows in interiors, and for a breathtaking sense of depth and space that is reminiscent of the work of Cotman and Piranesi.
Joseph Rusnak, Assistant Programs Director at the Redwood, discusses the causes that led Colonial New England to its first Indian War. In 1621 the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and their neighbors, the Wampanoag Indians, sat down in what we recognize as the first Thanksgiving. Fifty years later In 1675, the feelings of good cheer over and New England found itself in an armed conflict the likes of which it would not see until the American Revolution, King Philip's War.
Join us for a public forum presenting plans for Newport’s new Spring Park. The discussion will be led by the Historic Spring Leadership Committee which has, since 2013, confronted the daunting challenge of transforming Newport’s oldest and most complex intersection from a Superfund Site into a celebration of Newport's founding principle, Religious Freedom.
The 2019 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, May 8 when professor Donna Harrington-Lueker explores the beginning of summer reading and the backlash against it. A prominent nineteenth-century preacher branded summer reading as “literary poison in August.” Today, though, the practice is celebrated as lists like O magazine’s “Best Summer Reads” take center stage. Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading, explores the
The 2019 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 3 with author Kurt C. Schlichting telling the story of the Manhattan waterfront as a struggle between public and private control of New York’s priceless asset. Nature provided New York with a sheltered harbor but presented the city with a challenge: to find the necessary capital to build and expand the maritime infrastructure.