Arts Programming in a Pandemic / Tue at 12
Marisa A Brown
May 5, 2020
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The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage's ongoing lunch-time speaker series, Public Humanities Now, has gone virtual. Join Providence Public Library curators Christina Bevilacqua and Janaya Kizzie for their presentation, Adaptive Practices: Two Curators Redefine Gathering During a Pandemic. Having been closed for 18 months of renovation, Providence Public Library was scheduled to begin its grand reopening on March 30th, with events and activities designed to bring crowds into the Library's beautiful new public spaces throughout the weeks and months ahead. Instead, the Library didn't open, and all public gathering for the foreseeable future have ceased. The Library's Programs & Exhibitions Director, Christina Bevilacqua, and Events Coordinator, Janaya Kizzie, will discuss how they rethought loss, opportunity, resources, and expectations as they developed Adaptive Practices: Six Artists Redefine Isolation and Distraction as a response to the pandemic, and how a humanities lens helped them see their way forward. All are welcome to join -- please visit the event page for the zoom address and password for this talk.