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Virtual Exhibit: The Stories Objects Tell

The Stories Objects Tell

March 14, 2022-April 14, 2022

The Stories Objects Tell was an exhibit curated by Kristen Marchetti, with assistance from Erynn Bentley, for Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Works included in the show were a response to archaeology in general or to objects in the Institute’s Collection.

The map below displays the location of the works featured in the Joukowsky Institute during the exhibition of The Stories Objects Tell from March 14, 2022 to April 14, 2022. View the exhibit virtually in this article by looking at photos of the works, listed in order of their appearance on the map.

To read the artists’ statements about their work, view the exhibit catalog.

A Slumber Did My Spirit Steal by Yuan Jiang (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
string of beads by Hannah Bashkow (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Pine by Jacqueline Qiu (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Landscape by Joshua Koolik (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Archival residues by Chloe Gardner (undergraduate student, Brown University)

Cave di Cusa at Dusk by Arden Shostak (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)

Three Votive Vessels by Arden Shostak (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Straw Flowers by Jacqueline Qiu (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Iconography in Sculpture & Advertising by Daniel Cody (undergraduate student, Brown University)

Tesserae by Laura Romig (undergraduate student, Brown University)

Untitled by Laurel Bestock (faculty, Brown University)
In the Garden by Jacqueline Qiu (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Medusa’s Story by Anne Wang (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Patterns Reimagined by Emily Atanasoff (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Antikythera Shipwreck by Joe McKendry (faculty, Rhode Island School of Design)
Untitled by Sofia Berger (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Untitled by Sofia Berger (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)

Untitled by Sofia Berger (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)

Mapping the Hellenistic by John Lin (undergraduate student, Brown University)
For Cavafy by Itzhak Fant (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Sculpture Otherwise by Katia Rozenberg (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Set of Instruments by Peter Yeadon (faculty, Rhode Island School of Design)
Vessel by Peter Yeadon (faculty, Rhode Island School of Design)
Postwar Sandbox PTSD Therapy by Julius Cavira (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
naturally by Jiayin Lu (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Death of the American Mall by Laurel Bestock (faculty, Brown University)
Olympians by Itzhak Fant (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Pudica by Cicek Beeby (faculty, Brown University)
A Collection: Magic Futures, Broken Pasts; Broken Futures, Magic Pasts by Jon Lausten (staff, Brown University)
A Collection: Magic Futures, Broken Pasts; Broken Futures, Magic Pasts by Jon Lausten (staff, Brown University)
Encountering Art Together by Rachel Lee (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Imagination by Anne Wang (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Ostia by Tomas Manto (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Smoke Break by David Pinto (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Peace Relic #86 by Mason Hunt (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Figurine #1 by Florian Okwu (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
The humanity questions by Yichu Wang (undergraduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Fossils by Quinn Erickson (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Rake by Catharina Dobal (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Untitled (Greebled Urn) by Scott Lerner (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Untitled (Greebled Cup) by Scott Lerner (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Untitled (Greebled Candlestick) by Scott Lerner (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Διόνυσος by Giuseppe Presti (undergraduate student, Brown University)
6:30 by Danyang Song (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
nest by Nickolas Roblee-Strauss (undergraduate student, Brown University)
Polychromatic Ahistory by Jack Tufts (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)
Polychromatic Ahistory by Jack Tufts (graduate student, Rhode Island School of Design)

Brown Bag Talks for Spring 2019

Talks are heldBrown Bag
Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 PM
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Brown University, 60 George Street, Providence, RI

January 31, 2019:
Daniel Plekhov (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)
Scrollytelling and Archaeological Publication: Spring 2019 Project for Digital Archaeology Group (DAG)

February 7, 2019:
David Mixter (Binghamton University)
Palimpsest Urbanism: Urban Reworking as Political Action, a Mayanist’s Perspective

February 14, 2019:
Ilaria Patania (Harvard University)
Investigating Palaeolithic Space: Micromorphological Studies of Cave Sites from China and Tanzania

March 7, 2019:
Alex Marko (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)
The Archaeology of Roman Hourly Timekeeping

March 14, 2019:
Lennart Kruijer (Leiden University)
Of Mind-Traps and Pornoboskoi: Objects in Motion in the Late-Hellenistic Palace of Samosata

March 21, 2019:
Gretel Rodríguez (History of Art and Architecture, Brown University) and Willis Monroe (University of British Columbia)
Thinking about Religion Digitally: Archaeology and the Database of Religious History

April 4, 2019:
Susan Pollock (Freie Universität Berlin)
Which Bones Matter? Investigations on the Former Property of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics in Berlin

April 11, 2019:
Karl Krusell (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)
The Social Construction of Ships: Anthropological Perspectives on Mediterranean Nautical Technology and Maritime Practice

April 18, 2019:
Parker VanValkenburgh (Anthropology, Brown University)
Site Seeing: Towards an Ethics and Politics of Archaeological Vision

April 25, 2019:
Martin Uildriks (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)
The Lost Cemetery of Mesa’eed: Legacy Data in the Study of Predynastic Egypt

Brown Bag Talks for Spring 2018

Brown BagTalks are held
Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 PM
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Brown University, 60 George Street, Providence, RI

 

February 1, 2018:
Marleen Termeer (Leiden University)
Coining Roman Rule? The Emergence of Coinage as Money in the Roman World

February 8, 2018:
Cristiano Nicosia (University of Padua)
Soil Micromorphology in Archaeology

February 15, 2018:
Emmanuel Botte (French National Centre for Scientific Research)
Fish & Ships: The Salted-Fish Industry in the Mediterranean During Antiquity

February 22, 2018:
Lynnette Arnold (Anthropology, Brown University)
Imagining Family across Borders: Epistolary and Digital Communication in Migrant Families

March 1, 2018:
Jamie Forde (Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow, John Carter Brown Library)
Broken Flowers: Sacralizing Domestic Space in a Colonial Mixtec Household

March 8, 2018:
Anita Casarotto (Leiden University)
A GIS Procedure to Study Settlement Patterns in Early Roman Colonial Landscapes

March 15, 2018:
Miriam Rothenberg (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)
Montserrat’s Volcanic Landscapes: Rupture, Memory, and the Temporality of Disaster

March 22, 2018:
Linda Reynard (Harvard University)
Inferring Diet and Migration from Isotopes in Bones

April 12, 2018:
Darcy Hackley (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)
Social Landscapes in the Egyptian Deserts, 3000-1000BCE

April 19, 2018:
Kate Brunson (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)
Oracle Bone Divination and the Oracle Bone Database Project

April 26, 2018:
Stephen Houston (Anthropology, Brown University) and Sarah Newman (James Madison University)
Arrival, Return: Movement and Founding Among the Maya

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