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Exhibit at Rosecliff mansion highlights African heritage stories during Newport’s Gilded Age

Many of these stories are traditionally told in isolation, said Theresa Guzmán Stokes, and the exhibit aims to paint a fuller picture about Black prosperity.


Restoration of R.I.’s Independent Man is nearly complete, conservators say

A layer of nearly pure gold is being applied to the 124-year-old statue, which could be finished in a few weeks

Rhode Island stained-glass window showing Christ as a man of color finds new home at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

The artwork is believed to be the first stained-glass piece to depict Jesus as a person of color.

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30 top plays, concerts, book and arts events around New England this spring

Globe critics and arts writers share their most anticipated picks for dance, theater, fine arts, classical music, and book events across the region.


Providence Flea secures new home for summer as former location is set to be sold to condo developer

The popular Sunday flea market had tried to buy its existing location on South Water Street, and will open across the river for its summer season.


Colin Channer named Rhode Island’s poet laureate

“To be named State Poet is a gushy surprise and leveling honor,” Channer said.


One woman’s quest to find every Mr. Potato Head statue in Rhode Island

Sarah Doiron of WPRI-TV in Providence is on the hunt for the 47 Mr. Potato Head statues that were designed by local artists as part of a state tourism campaign in 2000.


Jamie Lee Curtis spotted at Providence pizza restaurant

The actress is in Rhode Island’s capital filming “Ella McCay.”