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Department of Art & Art History

 Department of Art & Art History


News & Events​

 Art History Senior Thesis Symposium Thursday 12/4/17 1:30-3:30, Guzman 250 

Salvation Spectacle: The Judgement Paintings of Jheronimus Bosch - Alec Scungio
Aemulatio and Sprezzatura: Palladio and the Legacy of Vitruvius - Cecelia Lahiff
In God we (Dis)Trust: George Washington in the Capitol Rotunda - Josef Riccio
Idolizing Sans Idol: Buddhist Art and Its Reception During the Meiji Period - Joan Miller



Scott Alario, Studio Art Technician will exhibit his work is an exhibit titled Soft Landing at Kristen Lorello Gallery, NYC. The work will be on view from Saturday December 16 - January 27, 2018.






Professor Bing Huang's Asian Art History students exhibited their paintings in the lounge of the Service Building with a reception Thursday November 30.




Providence CityArts, Mt. Pleasant Library, and Providence College’s Community Lens course exhibited student work at the “Nature of Community” Photo Exhibition on Thursday, November 30. The works of the talented Young Artists of Providence. Exhibition was located in the ¡CityArts! for Youth Gallery, 891 Broad St., Providence,RI.

PC Students Partner with Providence Youth for Community Photo Exhibition featured video in go Local Providence .

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heather-mcpherson-small.jpgFrom Take Magazine, Artists to Watch, Keep an eye on these New England talents in 2018 (including Professor Heather McPherson) by Debbie Way with a review by Lindsey Stapleton, codirector of GRIN in Providence, RI.



The Father McAlister Scholarships will be awarded to six studio art majors entering Providence College starting with the class of 2021. A scholarship of $10,000.00 will be available all four years, provided the student remains an art major. Students will be chosen based on a portfolio review by the studio art faculty.
Father Richard Alan McAlister has played a pivotal role in developing the Art & Art History Department at Providence College. His practice and accomplishments as a studio artists -in many media- his past teaching and mentoring, and his continued commitment to the arts curating the McGlynn and PC art collection over many years merits the namesake of the studio art scholarship.