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Rachele Romano '15 Studio Art major is featured in a two-woman show with Abba Cudney in the Art Club's Atrium Gallery at One Financial Plaza, Providence through January 2018. Rachele has also been selected to show work in the exhibition It's The Little Things: a group show of small works from November 15-January 13 at ArtProvGallery in the Jewelry District. She has recently published her new website at



Michael Rose '13 Art History major will give a talk on October 22 at the Bristol Art Museum, where the topic will be The Providence Art Club, A Rhode Island Institution, and he will give an additional talk on November 5 at St. Peter's by-The-Sea in Narragansett on the work of the Providence Art Club sculptor, Florence Brevoort Kane.

Michael has been selected for the Fall 2017 cohort of AS220's Practice//Practice Residency, a professional development program for arts administrators from across the country. Michael currently works as Gallery Coordinator at The Providence Art Club and has a buisness, Michael Rose Fine Art which is a boutique Art Appraisal and Advisory Services firm working with individual collectors, institutions, corporations, and art-makers throughout New England.


tom-strasser-profile.jpgProfessor Thomas Strasser presented his research at the School of Arts and Sciences 2017 Summer Scholars Presentations, Tuesday, October 17,2017 3:00-5:00 pm in the Fiondella Great Room, Ruane Hall. Professor Strasser will lecture on The Damnoni Cave Excavation and the Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs.




Join the Art and Art History Department for their bianual New York Bus Trip Saturday, October 21! Cost is $20 roundtrip. Bus leaves from Smith Center parking lot at 7:30 am, stops at the MET and MOMA, and departs from the MET at 6:30 pm sharp. Sign up in Hunt-Cavanaugh 201 by Wednesday, October 11.







Traineeships-The Wordsworth Trust: Apply for a year-long, paid trainee assistantship position at the house museum for William Wordsworth, in Grasmere, England (in the beautiful Lake Country district). There are four positions, there's definitely a visual art component involved, and the deadline is NOVEMBER 6, 2017. Positions run January - December 2018.The Wordsworth Trust has been providing training opportunities for people starting careers in museums, libraries and literature for over 30 years.
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Congratulations to Dr. Paul Crenshaw, President of the scholarly organization Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) for launching their new websites for HNA and JHNA, the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art​. Check out the websites here: HNAJHNA​



Providence Art and Art History Department welcomes new faculty and staff Bing Huang, Assistant Professor of Art History, Judd Schiffman​, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art (ceramics), and​ Scott Alario​, Studio Art Technician.