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Mary Beth Meehan - Seeing Silicon Valley at the Watson Institute

An initiative of the Watson Institute, Art at Watson illuminates the Institute's mission by enhancing social-science inquiry through the arts.

Art at Watson is proud to show works by Brown University students, faculty, alumni, and staff, as well as by artists from outside this community. If you would like your work to be considered for exhibition at the Institute, please fill out the form below.

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Mar 17 – May 31, 2022

Breaking Out: Immigrant Art from Confinement

An exhibition featuring greyscale pencil, crayon, and ballpoint pen drawings, handmade objects, and handwritten letters by adults of all genders who have experienced Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention. 

  111 Thayer Street, first floor

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Oct 13, 2021 – May 31, 2023

Seeing Silicon Valley

October 13, 2021 through May 31, 2023   A large-scale installation of portraits by photographer Mary Beth Meehan on the Watson Institute (111 Thayer Street) and in Stephen Robert ’62 Hall (280 Brook Street). Installation on view October 13, 2021 through May 31, 2023.

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Sep 22, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021

Out of the Fray

A special focused group exhibition featuring the American flag as a symbol of critique.


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Oct 10, 2019

Screening of the film ALBATROSS

Prior to the screening, ALBATROSS director Chris Jordan and award-winning photographer Mandy Barker will discuss plastic pollution in the world's oceans.

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.   True North Classroom (101), Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

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