In the 1800s, Brown University boasted an impressive natural history museum, curated by one John Whipple Potter Jenks. But 100 years later, the museum had vanished. Now a group of students from Brown and RISD have done their best to piece it back together.
For this month’s Rhode Island Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender went to find out more about the rebuilding of Brown’s lost museum.
Brown celebrates its 250th Birthday this week, and Rhode Island Public Radio has been speaking with some of the best minds at Brown about the university’s history and what makes it unique. Current Brown President Christina Paxson stopped by our studio to talk about her view of Brown. She came to the university from Princeton just last year, so I asked her what makes Brown different from Princeton.
All this week we're marking Brown University's 250th with a series of conversations with graduates, leaders and historians. Thursday we're focusing on the arts. Rhode Island Public Radio's Bill Gale sat down with alum and playwright Lynn Nottage about her work and the future of the theater.