Year of the City
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Year of the City: The Providence Project is an unprecedented year-long exploration of the history, life and culture of Providence’s twenty-five neighborhoods through exhibitions, performances, walks, lectures, and conferences produced by more than 50 different curators.

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Sites and Stories Explored Through Community Engagement, Art and Scholarship


  • Providence Preservation Society @ Multiple Locations Throughout the City (map)
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This project seeks to communicate the meaning of place, recognizing multiple layers of history and meaning, and engage the community in thinking about a future that preserves and unites sites and stories. Artists will interpret select sites, provoking conversations about what happens when a site tells more than one story, or erases one in favor of another. Community-based engagements will draw out the hidden histories of the spaces and amplify the voices of the artists.

Join us for artist presentations:

April 25, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM

meeting at Broad Street Synagogue (688 Broad St, Providence, RI 02907)

and proceeding to the Knight Memorial Library (275 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907)

And join us for additional artist presentations:

May 23, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM

Bell Street Chapel (3 Bell St, Providence, RI 02909)

Followed by a ticketed reception at the Wedding Cake House (514 Broadway)

Sites and Stories Explored Through Community Engagement, Art and Scholarship is generously supported by Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and Dr. Joseph Chazan.