Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Setting Art in Motion

SETTING ART IN MOTION: ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG & PAUL TAYLOR

Art historian Dr. Robert S. Mattison highlights Rauschenberg’s powerful and long-held interest in dance and performance in a conversation capped by a performance of Tracer, an early collaboration between choreographer Paul Taylor and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Salsa y Gaitas

SALSA Y GAITAS

Salsa Y Gaitas is a reflection of Providence present, with 12 members drawn from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic playing a multicultural blend of music from around the Caribbean and Latin America.

SALON: JAZZ IN RI HISTORY AND CULTURE

SALON: JAZZ IN RI HISTORY AND CULTURE

On 2/27, FirstWorks will present Urban Bush Women performing Walking With ‘Trane, a work emblematic of UBW’s practice of weaving contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Join us for a discussion of the history and role of jazz in RI. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

SALON: FRACKING, EARTHQUAKES AND DISPOSAL

SALON: FRACKING, EARTHQUAKES AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISPOSAL

A conversation with Brown University Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences Terry E. Tullis, Chair of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council. Co-presented with FirstWorks and ecoRI News: RI Artists on Environmental Practice at The Providence Athenaeum.

SALON: ARTIST ENGAGEMENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

SALON: ARTIST ENGAGEMENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Join us for a conversation with RI artists whose work addresses a variety of environmental issues and instigations, and learn how they use their work to calibrate, celebrate, test, and protest the evolving consequences of human interaction on the physical environment. Co-presented with FirstWorks and ecoRI News: RI Artists on Environmental Practice at The Providence Athenaeum.