Navy Pier Redesign Arts and Discovery Plan
Navy Pier, Inc.
Gonzales is a contributor to the Pier’s Arts and Discovery Plan, Working Group on History and Culture. The working groups are helping to shape the new programming plan for one of the top ten most popular destinations in the world (8-9 million annual visitors).
Museums and Civic Discourse: Past, Present & Emerging Futures
The African Presence in México: From Yanga to the Present
Who Are We Now? Roots, Resistance, and Recognition
Food On the Move
Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University, 2010
This project included an exhibition on food and travel and the Culinary Arts Museum as well as local and digital programming. See, for example, the blog that our programming team developed.
This project was one of the annual Public Humanities graduate student projects through the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and Gonzales was the project leader and co-curator.
Reimagining Columbus, Reimagining Columbus Day
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University,
October 2010 – March 2011
Gonzales co-curated this exhibition to reflect on the history of Columbus Day at a time when Brown was changing its holiday from Columbus Day to Fall Break.
Remember the Old Times:
Cape Verdean Community in Fox Point, 1920-1945
John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University, 2009
This exhibition addressed the long history of the Cape Verdean community in the neighborhood of Fox Point in Providence. When the waterfront was redeveloped and the highway routed through this vibrant community, the community was displaced throughout the area. In this project, we reconnected personal histories with the history of specific locations in Providence and brought the community together to remember the neighborhood as it once was as well as how Cape Verdeans came to Providence. This project was one of the annual Public Humanities graduate student projects through the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and Gonzales was one of the co-curators.