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​​A conference titled "Marking the Sacred: The Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem" took place on June 5-7 at Providence College. This conference was organized by Art History Professor Joan R. Branham and is sponsored by the Dept. of Art and Art History. Please visit conference program and registration​.

The conference also features an exhibit titled "On the Wall: Assaf Evron", in the Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts curated by Jamilee Lacy, Director and Curator, Providence College—Galleries.

Photos have been posted to the following Flickr website.  Please be sure to advance when you get to the bottom of the page!


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Photography Professor Eric Sung taught Commyounity Lens this spring and his students presented work in a photo exhibition in April titled ​ "CommYOUnity​​​ Photo exhibition"​.





Dr. Thomas Strasser, a recipient of the 2017 Summer Scholars Award from the School of Art and Sciences, will spend the summer traveling to Greece to complete the analyses of engravings and publication of the Damnoni Stone tools. Project Title: The Domnoni Cave Excavation and the Asphendou Cave Petroglyphs.





Nora Rabins, a Visiting Lecturer of Studio Art, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.Nora will participate in an institute entitled "American Material Culture: 19th Century New York." The 4-week program will be held at Bard Graduate Center and directed by Catherine Whalen and Katherine C. Grier.



Cece​lia Lahiff'18 Art History and Humanities major and Classics minor has been awarded a Providence College Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for her project titled "Brunelleschi and Ancient Rome: The Architecture of Santa Maria degli Angeli".  This program provides funding for stipends and research supplies to help students conduct research and carry out creative projects on or off campus for up to 10 weeks during the summer under the guidance of a faculty member.​Cecelia's mentor for this project is Dr. Paul Crenshaw.This is Cecelia's second research grant awarded by the Providence College Undergraduate Research Committee, after receiving one to research with mentor Dr. Fred Drogula of the Department of History and Classics last summer.

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Professor Heather Leigh McPherson has a project at the RISD Museum:

Raid the Database 3​ is a series of artist-curated digital exhibition projects inspired by the RISD Museum's historic exhibition Raid the Icebox 1 with Andy Warhol. Using the popular Myers-Briggs personality test, local artist Heather Leigh McPherson assigns sixteen objects a personality type, elaborating the connection between form and personality in a poetic, abstract voice. 




Josef Riccio’18 Art History major has been awarded a Providence College Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for his project on Early Presidential Iconography. This program provides funding for stipends and research supplies to help students conduct research and carry out creative projects on or off campus for up to 10 weeks during the summer under the guidance of a faculty member.​ Josef's mentor for this project is Dr. Deborah Johnson. 



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