Fri
13

Exhibition - PORTALS: The History of the Future

Friday, May 13, 2016

12:30 PM-5:30 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Providence Journal Rhode Island Room (1st Floor)

Repeats every day until Tue Jun 28 2016 .
Thu, 2016-03-03 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-03-04 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-03-05 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-03-06 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-03-07 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-03-08 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-03-09 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-03-10 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-03-11 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-03-12 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-03-13 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-03-14 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-03-15 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-03-16 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-03-17 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-03-18 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-03-19 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-03-20 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-03-21 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-03-22 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-03-23 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-03-24 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-03-25 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-03-26 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-03-27 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-03-28 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-03-29 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-03-30 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-03-31 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-04-01 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-04-02 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-04-03 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-04-04 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-04-05 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-04-06 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-04-07 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-04-08 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-04-09 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-04-10 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-04-11 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-04-12 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-04-13 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-04-14 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-04-15 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-04-16 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-04-17 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-04-18 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-04-19 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-04-20 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-04-21 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-04-22 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-04-23 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-04-24 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-04-25 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-04-26 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-04-27 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-04-28 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-04-29 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-04-30 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-05-01 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-05-02 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-05-03 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-05-04 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-05-05 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-05-06 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-05-07 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-05-08 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-05-09 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-05-10 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-05-11 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-05-12 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-05-13 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-05-14 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-05-15 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-05-16 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-05-17 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-05-18 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-05-19 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-05-20 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-05-21 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-05-22 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-05-23 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-05-24 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-05-25 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-05-26 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-05-27 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-05-28 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-05-29 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-05-30 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-05-31 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-06-01 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-06-02 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-06-03 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-06-04 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-06-05 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-06-06 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-06-07 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-06-08 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-06-09 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-06-10 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-06-11 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-06-12 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-06-13 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-06-14 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-06-15 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-06-16 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-06-17 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-06-18 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-06-19 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-06-20 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-06-21 12:30 - 17:30
Wed, 2016-06-22 12:30 - 17:30
Thu, 2016-06-23 12:30 - 17:30
Fri, 2016-06-24 12:30 - 17:30
Sat, 2016-06-25 12:30 - 17:30
Sun, 2016-06-26 12:30 - 17:30
Mon, 2016-06-27 12:30 - 17:30
Tue, 2016-06-28 12:30 - 17:30

Our 2016 exhibition, Portals: The History of the Future, highlights the material trails left by the people of the past as they looked to the future. It includes imaginative visions of futures that never came to pass, illustrations of fantastical contraptions, reflections on the nature of time, and other artifacts testifying to a human desire to visit eras besides our own.

Visitors to the exhibition can view popular scientific magazines from the 1800s, a first edition of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (on loan from Brown University’s John Hay Library), a magicians’ supply catalog, a 1936 pulp science fiction magazine containing a story by H.P. Lovecraft, and plans for Utopian communities, among many other historical items.

Visitors can view the exhibition in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room on the first floor of the Library from March 3 – July 30 any time during the Library’s regular open hours.

 

The primary exhibition will end June 28 and artist creations will be on exhibit through July 30.