Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The True Martin Van Buren Song

Martin Van Buren Scandalized in Song

Martin Van Buren vs. Rudy Giuliani

Happy Birthday, Martin Van Buren - The Final Round

Last year we set out to quietly honor The Red Fox of Kinderhook, who was president when the Athenaeum opened in 1838--and the rest is history. Given the wild emotions that we now know MVB to provoke, we decline to elaborate on the plans for this year's observance, though we can promise that MVB biographer Ted Widmer will be on hand and we do have a small but impressive display of MVB ephemera kindly donated to the Athenaeum over the past year. Free and open to the public, though perhaps not for the faint of heart.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Onesimo Almeida

Friday, 11/16, 5-7pm: SALON - Writer Onesimo Almeida reads from his work. Born in the Azores, Almeida is a long-time Providence resident and Professor of Portuguese Studies at Brown. He writes essays, critical papers, and fiction on Portuguese and Azorean history as well as the Portuguese diaspora in the U.S. An academic and creative writer, he reads and lectures in both the U.S. and Portugal, continuously crossing what he calls “the Atlantic River,” yet is firmly rooted in the Portuguese and Azorean migrant community in New England. Join him for a conversation about the fluidity of the notions of home, migration, and identity. For Athenaeum members and their guests. (Sponsor: Antiques & Interiors,