About

Tiny Exhibits is a rotating installation series at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. Founded in 2018, Tiny Exhibits features small-scale exhibits in a display case near the Carriage House Gallery and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as virtual installations on this website. We have featured over 40 small-scale exhibits that explore a wide range of topics—from the cultural history of the Providence urban tree canopy to the alienations and intimacies of cultural loss and resilience through generational experiences of immigration.

Tiny Exhibits programs small-scale exhibitions that invite students and other members of the Brown community to experiment with curation and pilot new projects—all in a single, dynamic display case. We also feature programs developed by curators, including exhibits openings, curatorial talks, and other events, like a leaf peeping field trip, a plant propagation tutorial, a raffle for hair care products, and audio tours.

Follow us on Instagram at @tinyexhibits.

Questions? Email tinyexhibits[at]gmail[dot]com.

Tiny Exhibits has been generously supported by the Brown Arts Initiative and Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.