The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts is coming to Providence!
The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities at Brown University will host the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (MMoAA), directed and curated by Laurelin Kruse, for a week long residency in Providence, May 11th – May 16th.
The MMoAA is housed in a trailer driven by Kruse that travels around the country collecting and sharing people’s artifacts and stories. In so doing, it collects an “archeology of the present” that uncovers objects of significant (and insignificant) connection to everyday American life.
With the assistance of four Brown graduate students, Kruse has established partnerships with different organizations in the Providence community in hopes of engaging the MMoAA with Providence and its diverse communities. MMoAA will be parked near 5 different organizations or events throughout the week of May 11-16: David Winton Bell Gallery, Olneyville Community Library, Knight Memorial Community Library, AS220 Foo(d) and WaterFire.
We invite you to visit the Museum but also to participate by donating an object that will become part of MMoAA’s collection. We are seeking objects and stories that tell us about your personal experience and/or relationship with Providence or your neighborhood.
The MMoAA is free and we hope to see you all visiting and participating!
For more information and the exact schedule, please visit: www.themmoaa.org