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Bert Gallery Summer Internship

Rachele Romano, Studio Art Major '15, viewing current exhibit, Contemporary Fiber Artists.

Studio Art and Art History Major's Journal Published

​The Art Journal titled "Bound" was recently published by the class of 2014. Please stop by the department if you would like a copy.

Asian Art Beyond Borders

​Professor Ann Norton will teach an arts honors class, spring of 2015 on her research of the migration of religous imagery and language from the 'steppes' to Mongolia.
Trundholm Sun-Chariot, ca.1500 B.C.E.

From here to there: Providence College Studio Art Faculty Showcase

Featuring Kim Wimprine in the Reilly Gallery at the Smith Center for the Arts. 

Students Enjoy the Art Department Fall BBQ

​Art History and Studio faculty joined students and alumni for the department fall BBQ.

Students Sharing Ideas

​Ceramic students critique each others pieces in Professor Kim Wimprine's ceramic class.


Our curriculum has been planned to provide a thorough experience in Studio Art and Art History within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts environment. All of our students begin with a series of foundation courses that establish a visual literacy and point the way toward a specific medium or topic of interest. As this personal awareness develops, a studio concentration or art historical subject gradually becomes focused into a thesis in the senior year. The capstone of the Art and Art History curriculum, the thesis project becomes an exhibition in one of our galleries for Studio majors and a public presentation of their research thesis for Art History majors. As a final appreciation of our students' accomplishments, all thesis projects are published in the Department's own imprint, the Art Journal.

Our students' efforts are not limited to coursework. We have a thriving Art Club that hosts the campus-wide Student Art Show every fall, presents a Crafts Fair and shares in presenting an Art and Music Festival in the spring. As important as these activities are, the students in the Art Club have also, for three years, volunteered to establish an Art Club and teach studio art at San Miguel Academy in Providence , earning a Providence College Distinguished Service Award for their efforts. We are an active and dedicated Department with many options in Studio and Art History.

The Arts at Providence College from Providence College on Vimeo.


Elizabeth Fitzgerald is now working as an administrator at Intent Media in New York.  In 2012, Intent was voted the 7th best place to work in NYC by Crain's New York.

The Providence College art journal has been the capstone experience for the Art and Art History students since the inception of the Department.


View Student Work

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Please also take a look at our Digital Commons Content Pro where Providence College seniors display their artwork in the area of their concentration. These areas include Ceramics, Digital Imaging, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture.

Greek-American Collaborative Project


Dr. Strasser continues his work on The Plakias Stone Age Project

News & Events 

The Department of Art & Art History invites you to an artist's talk by participatory muralist 
Peter Tigler, Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, Thursday, Oct.2nd, from 11:00 - 12:00pm.

Peter Tigler will also oversee the creation of an interactive mural on Slavin lawn in celebration of St. Dominic Weekend on Saturday Oct. 4th from 7:00-10:00pm. Read more about the event.  


Talkin' Shop-Artist Lecture: Professor Heather Leigh McPherson talks contemporary painting with artist and writer Lauren Britton on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:00pm in the Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery.



In the Field: An Open Drawing Session with Professor Lynn Curtis Saturday Oct. 4th at 4:00pm, in the Art Garden behind Hunt-Cavanagh. Minimal supplies will be provided, so please rsvp by Wednesday, Oct.1st,



Featured Art History Class: Classics in Translation: Trips to Hell & other Horrors of Greco-Roman Mythology with Professor Tom Strasser. See more under Current Events. ​ 



Professor Heather McPherson was recently interviewed by Lauren Britton for the ”Field Projects”. Lauren with be lecturing with Heather on October 2nd. Watch for details. To read the interview, follow the Field Projects.


From here to there: Providence College Studio Art Faculty Showcase located in both Hunt-Cavanagh​ and Reilly Gallery, Wednesday - Saturday, 12;00-6:00pm.



Studio Art Alumni, Will Hutnick '07 is painting in Brooklyn and was recently interviewed. Read the article​.

Dr. Deborah Johnson’s research demonstrates the economic impact of the arts in R.I. Read the related article.​
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