TRACE at the Providence Athenaeum

TRACE at the Providence Athenaeum

I give deep thanks to Christina Bevilacqua who planned and hosted my visit to The Providence Athenaeum on Friday evening (3/11). What a treat it was for me to present Trace: Memory, History, Race, & the American Landscape at the Athenaeum’s Salon.

The Salon began in 2006, and meets every Friday evening from 5 to 7pm in the fall, late winter, and spring. Each salon begins with half an hour of delicious food, fine drink, and mingling among the attendees — regulars, occasional participants, and new visitors. As Christina notes, one dynamic of the ideal salon is that it contains a mix of the familiar and the new.

It was a spectacular evening for me, with the warm welcome that TRACE received. And it was a thread of serendipity beginning with Christina’s walking into 192 Books in NYC, finding TRACE on a table, and picking it up because of the cover. The thread has led to a new friendship.

If you have a chance, please try to attend one of the salon events at The Providence Athenaeum. It’s a wonderful community!

[Athenaeum Salon art by Mary Brower]


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