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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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Memory Dishes


  • Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice 94 Waterman Street Providence, RI 02912 (map)

Memory Dishes explores food, migration, and memory across the African Diaspora--and the stories of the people who cook them. This exhibit takes a hyper-local approach to examining culinary practices of Black Americans by focusing on six families who identify as members of Providence’s diverse Black diasporic community. Dishes from these families will be displayed in the gallery space, alongside the intergenerational stories and cooking histories of their chefs. Through food and cooking, visitors are invited to explore themes of identity, family, and tradition.

Exhibition opening: May 24, 4:30 - 7pm.