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Ali Ruoppo'11 Art History major was recently interviewed on a Houston television station concerning an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Ali is a Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art & Special Projects at the Museum. Museum Interview The exhibition is titled: Kusama: At the End of the Universe​​. Kusama:At the end of the Universe ,​ Interview Museum of Fine Arts Houston​

Molly O'Brien'09 Art History major gave a lecture on Thursday April 14, 2016 for our department. The lecture was titled "Museum Education in the Guggenheim Art Museum, NYC, Learning Through Art. Molly who is a resident artist at the Guggenheim discussed Community Outreach Programming. In the photo above, Practical Imaginary Classrooms, PS 144, Queens, Grade 3, Teaching Artist Molly O’Brien created the following project for her students. Inspired by architects Frank Gehry and Frank Lloyd Wright, student artists considered shape, line, and form when they created models of their ideal classroom. Employing “design thinking,” they explored innovative ideas for redesigning a classroom through sculpture. As young product and interior designers, they experimented with multiple possibilities by building prototypes. Students explored options for the shape of a classroom by creating small paper sculptures before they built three-dimensional classroom models from wire, plastic, paper, foam, metal, and found objects.​

​Wil Ruggerio'08 Art History major at an exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center--Present Standard, a show of 25 contemporary Latin American artists. Wil wrote an essay for the exhibition and spoke at a panel presentation for the exhibition. Wil is an assistant curator at the Chicago Institute of Art.

Where are They Now?

Providence College Art and Art History students have had a special relationship with Bert Gallery in Providence as interns. Read about Mary Tinti 00' and other former Bert Gallery interns who have been greatly influenced by this internship.

Eileen Donovan’14 Art History major has taken a new position as Education Assistant at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland as of April 2016. Education Assistants at The Walters Art Museum welcome family visitors with engaging art projects and activities.

​The Chazan Gallery presents a group exhibition including work by Caroline Morgan '12 Studio Art major from February 18 to March 9, 2016.  An opening reception for the artists will be held on February 18, from 5:00-7:00.

Kara Flanagan '14 Studio Art major has moved to Abu Dhabi and is working at The New England Center for Children. She works with autistic children ages 4-7 using applied behavioral analysis while she earns her masters in special education at Simmons College. Kara previously worked as a Public Relations Intern at a marketing management company, the Mark Gold Group in New York City.

Rachele Romano'15 Studio Art  major will exhibit her paintings at Candita Clayton Gallery​ in the "Really Big Group Show" December 4, 2015-January 9, 2016. The opening reception is December 4th at 6pm. Rachele is currently working as the Gallery Assistant at the Providence Art​ Club​​.

Lena Carroll’15 English major has recently accepted a position as Content Editor/Marketplace Coordinator at WayUp. Lena worked in the Visual Resource Center while at PC.

Sara Spirito'11 Art History major has just been promoted to Associate Director of Financial Aid at Providence College.

Michael Gonda '11, Art History major has moved to Colombia! He is working as an English foreign language teacher in local private schools in Medellin. Follow Michael's blog!

Maura Reilly '90, Art History major is currently working as the Chief Curator for the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York City.

Stephanie Fortunate '97, Art History minor, is currently the Deputy Director of Providence Art Culture + Tourism, where she is supervising Michaela Bolotin's internship.

Mike Gonda ‘11, Art History major completed his master’s degree in middle/secondary education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He will be teaching this fall in a middle school in Medellin, Colombia. Recent graduate,

Sarah Cordoza '15 Art History minor, will begin an internship with Seattle arts publication, Vanguard Seattle.

Caroline Morgan '12 Studio Art major is the Director of the Sorelle Gallery in Albany.

Maggie North '14 Art History major was recently hired as a Curatorial Assistant at the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Ma. Prior to this position Maggie held internships at Rhode Island School of Design Museum in their Prints, Drawings and Photography department as well as an internship at Bert Gallery in Providence, RI.  View Maggie's curated exhibit for Bert Gallery here​.

Kelly Hall '14 Art History major recently held a internship at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC. Prior to this she had an internship at Simon Gallery in Morrison, NJ.

Kerry Duran '13 Studio Art minor will begin her MA in Museum Studies this fall at Marist College in Florence, Italy.​