Art+History: Place Explorations

ExploreHow do historic places stir our imaginations?  In this new program, offered for a limited time, students will interact with two site-specific works of art inspired by the Nightingale-Brown House. They will discover how artists and historians interpret historical places and tap into their own imagination and creativity through verbal, artistic, and kinesthetic explorations of the artworks. Students will also learn about the house and the people who lived here in the past and work here today. 

As students explore the house and art, they will keep track of how it inspires them in individual word journals.  In a post-visit activity, students will author creative “found” poems using their word lists. These poems, drawn from their visit to the Nightingale Brown House, will be shared with the artists whose work is featured around the house.

Over the course of the program, students will learn how artists and authors use history and their imaginations to create original new works before getting to try it for themselves.  This multi-faceted hands-on program, led by graduate students in Brown University’s public humanities program, meets key language arts, social studies, and visual arts learning standards.  This program is co-sponsored by the Providence Preservation Society.  

See full curriculum.  

Mondays and Thursdays, April 6—May 14; 12 pm.  70 minutes.  Limited to 30 students.  

To book a visit, contact Kathleen McAreavey, the Education Coordinator at PPS, or 401-831-7440 ext. 103. 



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