Meet Celebrity Guide Christina Bevilacqua

Christina Bevilacqua uses the arts and humanities to cultivate conversation among diverse audiences in her roles as Programs & Exhibitions Director at Providence Public Library and Conversationalist-in-Residence at Trinity Repertory Company.


From 2005 to 2016 she curated public programming at the Providence Athenaeum, where in 2006 she founded the Providence Athenaeum Salon; in 2013 the RI Council for the Humanities awarded her the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities in recognition of the Salon's impact on the cultural life in the state.


Bevilacqua serves on the board of the RI Council for the Humanities, and since 2014, has been a Community Fellow at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. She was a Fellow at the Munson Institute for American Maritime Studies at Mystic Seaport Museum in July 2018.


Bevilacqua earned a BA in Writing and Literature from Bard College and an MA in Social Policy from the University of Chicago. In addition to her work in  libraries, publishing, court advocacy, and social services, she spent eight years as a custom milliner.