This week we have the final performance of Oliver!, a book discussion at Brown, a lecture on women & slavery, the Angels and Outlaws art exhibition, the Lynne Tobin gallery opening, and a Athenaeum discussion on ‘the use of the giraffe.’ As always, if you have any suggestions, please drop us a line!
Sunday, March 30th
Kick up your heels and high step along with Trinity Rep’s gritty take on Lionel Bart’s musical, Oliver!, based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The show brims with familiar songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” Consider Yourself,” and “I’d Do Anything.”
Monday, March 31st
Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century. Dr. Richard Leventhal of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will discuss the role of museums as safeguards of cultural heritage, the rightful ownership of heritage symbols and icons, and the appearance of museums and collections going forward into a century even more concerned with national identity than those preceding it.
Wednesday, April 2nd
The Brown Faculty Club and the Brown University Bookstore welcome the author Karen J. Covey to the Faculty Club to discuss her book, The Coastal Table. Covey will also provide tasting samples of some of her recipes, and will be available to sign copies of her book.
Thursday, April 3rd
Professor Delores Walters will place African American women’s escapes from enslavement into historical context, including the story of Margaret Garner and its role in providing another perspective on women and violence. The audience, along with Walters, will consider the story’s impact on people today: in transforming relations between others, including those of different racial, ethnic, class, age, sexual orientation, and religious backgrounds and in addressing domestic violence.
Friday, April 4th
Bard Graduate Center Assistant Professor of European and American Textiles, Michelle Majer, will lead the discussion on the giraffe who went to Paris in 1827. What caused Dame Giraffe to become so famous in French society at this time?
Saturday, April 5th
Attend this event for a night of art, music and celebration! There will be lots of original artwork on display including installation, sculpture and digital projection art. There will also be prints and beautiful jewelry for sale.
Lynne Tobin’s gallery will be presented by the Krause Gallery at Moses Brown. According to the artist, “My work reflects a fascination with basic organic forms that occur and reoccur in nature. When a subject captures my attention, I explore it over and over again until what is on the surface drops away. I am interested in exploring the continuum between realism and abstraction.”
(featured image source: WPRI 12)