5-7pm, SALON: Gloria Jean Masciarotte, Senior Lecturer, RISD; Jeanine Chartier, Executive and Artistic Director, VSA Arts RI; and Vanessa Gilbert, producer, "Writing Is Live," Brown University, former Executive Artistic Director, Perishable Theatre, on "Getting Away With It": Lucy Truman Aldrich's Weekend with Chinese Bandits.
5-7pm SALON: Cable Car Cinema and Café owners and operators, husband and wife Daniel Julius Kamil and Emily Steffian, on running a community movie theater in the digital age.
ATHENAUEM IN THE MEDIA
—We were delighted to be featured in a wonderful piece about the Athenaeum Salon Series by Molly Lederer in the April issue of East Side Monthly. Read article here.
—Policy & Pinot, a lively conversation series on vital issues facing Rhode Island, held in conjunction with RI Public radio, can now be heard online at RIPR. "21st Century Education," recorded in February, and “Bicycling Toward Urban Renewal,” our April discussion, can be heard here.
—C-SPAN recently came to Providence to cover some of the history and book-related highlights of our city, and we were thrilled that the Athenaeum was included in the lineup. You can see the Athenaeum spot, featuring Executive Director Alison Maxell, here. The other Providence segments are here.
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The Providence Athenaeum, a unique independent, member-supported library and cultural center, welcomes and enriches the educational and cultural pursuits of its members and the community and encourages a diverse public to engage in spirited conversation. It offers a wide range of experiences by providing and conserving extraordinary collections, offering innovative and compelling programs, promoting and collaborating with the community's vibrant cultural sector, and highlighting and preserving its historic building.
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