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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.

Students Enjoy the Art Department Fall BBQ

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

3-D Drawing and Printing Class

​Students recently completed their first print for this Special Topics class. Please stop by the hallway in Hunt-Cavanagh to see their stunning work. 

Our Moment Launch Celebration

Father Shanley helps to create a ​mural in honor of Providence College's "Our Moment Campaign Launch Celebration" over Saint Dominic Weekend, Oct. 3,4, and 5th.​

Department of Art & Art History

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


Studio Art Majors Group Show Fusion: Please attend the public reception on Thursday, October 23 from 6 – 8pm to show your support and meet each of the featured artists. Read More​


Art History Thesis Topic Presentations: Join us in Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, October 16, 4:30-5:30.


Studio Art Alumni Caroline Morgan '12 is featured in a Two Person Exhibit at Sorelle Gallery, Albany, NY, October 25th - November 6th. Opening Reception on Saturday, October 25th from 4-7pm. Read More​



Artist, Peter Tigler created an interactive "paint by number" mural in honor of Providence College's "Our Moment Campaign Launch Celebration" over Saint Dominic Weekend, Oct. 3,4, and 5th. Students, faculty, and guests joined in as artists and watched the group effort come to life. Click here for more information.


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New York City Museum Bus Trip: The Art and Art History Department is sponsoring the annual Bus Trip to New York City on Saturday,
November 8th. For more information email



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. ​ 



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




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