Darrell West: Winter Speaker Series 2023

Newport Art Museum 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI

Vice President and Senior Fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution “Deciphering the Political Environment” The United States faces a difficult situation both in terms of domestic and foreign policy. At home, inflation remains stubbornly high, there are conflicts over abortion, government spending, and climate change, and people are divided about basic goals and […]

$75 – $100

Monica Young: Winter Speaker Series 2023

Newport Art Museum 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI

The James Webb Space Telescope is a feat of engineering and a long-awaited stride forward in many areas of astronomy. Communicating these advances to the public might seem easy when the space telescope is sending down awe-inspiring images of newborn stars, tenuous dust, and distant galaxies nearly every day. But these images are not showing […]

$75 – $100

Owl Prowl

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI

Prowl the trails at dusk as native owls begin to set up their nesting territory. You’ll learn how to identify owl species by sight and call before heading out on the trails

Offshore Wind and the Sakonnet River: A Dialogue for Coastal Communities II

Common Fence Point 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, RI

This meeting is a free in-person event at the Common Fence Point Community Center. Please register to attend in person. To view online, see the link below. This meeting will share information about the state and local decision-making process specific to offshore wind cable installation and how and when community members can engage. This interactive discussion, the […]

Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D.: Winter Speaker Series 2023

Newport Art Museum 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI

Art History Professor and Italian Renaissance Expert “Brunelleschi’s Basilica: The Building of Santo Spirito in Florence” Brunelleschi’s Basilica of Santo Spirito in Florence, Italy, is one of the defining architectural works of the Renaissance. The building of this great church was a perfect historical storm – a celebrity architect, who was bordering on apotheosis as […]

A Perilous Passage: The Ferrymen of Narragansett Bay

Virtual Event (Zoom)

For two hundred years, ferrymen and their passengers risked all traversing Narragansett Bay in small sailing ferries on their journey to and from Jamestown and across southern Rhode Island. Jamestown Historical Society member Peter Fay will discuss the ferries and the intrepid ferrymen who were the lifeblood of early Rhode Island. Zoom event.  Preregister at […]

JAC Talk with Conor Moynihan

Jamestown Arts Center 18 Valley St., Jamestown, RI

Centering Disability: Art, Representation, and Disability Gain. As has been said by many, disability is all around us, all the time. It is a matter of knowing where and how to find it. In this talk, Conor Moynihan highlights the ways disability has been represented in the arts and why representation–and who is making that […]

Touro Synagogue Foundation Virtual Presentation Explores Portraits of Jews from 17th & 18th Century Amsterdam

Virtual Event (Zoom)

Touro Synagogue Foundation announces the third program of its Winter 2022-2023 Judah Touro Program Series, featuring Distinguished Professor of Art History, Dr. Samantha Baskind. Dr. Baskind's presentation is titled, "Picturing Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews in 17th & 18th Century Amsterdam." Baskind will present the work of Rembrandt, Bernard Picart, and several other artists who spent […]

Beech Leaf Disease Information and Practical Approaches

Virtual Event (Zoom)

Join the Newport Tree Conservancy for a virtual lecture on Beech Leaf Disease, which has recently been detected in Newport. NTC staff will review the latest research on what the disease is, mechanisms of spread, and impact to American and European beeches. Learn to spot signs of BLD, as well as recent insights into treatments […]

Philip Palmer, Ph.D.: Winter Speaker Series 2023

Newport Art Museum 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI

Robert H. Taylor Curator and Department Head, Literary and Historical Manuscripts, The Morgan Library & Museum “Belle da Costa Greene: A Librarian’s Legacy” Belle da Costa Greene (1879–1950) was one of the most prominent librarians in American history. She ran the Morgan Library for forty-three years—initially as the private librarian of J. Pierpont Morgan and […]

Registering America’s Early Automobiles – Seminar

Audrain Automobile Museum 222 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

Join Rich and Audrain CEO Donald Osborne as Rich tells us about the plates and registration systems developed out of necessity during the first four decades of the 20th century and see examples of plates from Rhode Island and elsewhere that might have graced the vehicles in the current exhibition “Early Landmarks in Automotive Engineering”. […]


Gary Casabona: Winter Speaker Series 2023

Newport Art Museum 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI

Did you know that biologists estimate there are over 200 different species of native bees in Rhode Island? Gary Casabona’s talk will cover the life cycles of several native bee families and the Monarch butterfly along with their relationships with native plants for pollen, nectar, and nesting sites. The talk will emphasize recommendations on the best […]

$75 – $100


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