The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage

About the gallery

The Center, founded as the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization in 1979 and part of Brown University since 1995, offers the leading graduate program in public humanities featuring a range of interdisciplinary courses.

We collaborate on cutting edge scholarly, research projects and exhibitions developed with other departments and centers at Brown and with local, national, and international cultural, arts, and educational institutions.

The Center for Public Humanities at Brown defines public humanities through our teaching, our collaborative projects, and our analog and digital publications. The Carriage House Gallery has two exhibition spaces that present art and history exhibitions throughout the year. Recent exhibitions include Unfinished Business on the history of the Civil Rights movement, and Crossing Borders, a group exhibition of contemporary artwork that engages with migration, identity and memory.

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage

Brown University
357 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02912

Phone 401-863-1177

M-F 10-4 except holidays

Nearest Parking

On-street parking and self-pay visitor lot at 111 Power Street, 1/3 mile from the gallery.


Not participating in September’s gallery night