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Department of Art & Art History

 Department of Art & Art History


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Painters & Photographers at Reilly Gallery, curated by Jamilee Lacy, starts the gears turning with it’s title. Are these paintings or are they photographs? Yes, most of the artists presented use traditional photo processes to create their images, film, camera, enlarger, etc., but the image content is often one we associate with brush and canvas: color fields, abstract and geometric shapes, spatterings of color and smears of pigment. Read the recent review by By Raina Belleau in Big Red and Shiny.

Please join Providence CityArts, Mt. Pleasant Library, and Providence College’s Community Lens course at the “Nature of Community” Photo Exhibition on Thursday, November 30 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm to check out the works of the talented Young Artists of Providence. Exhibition will be located in the ¡CityArts! for Youth Gallery, 891 Broad St., Providence,RI. For more information and updates on this event please visit or follow them on Facebook at




Explore new courses in Art History and Studio Art in Spring 2018 with Professors Tom Strasser, Jim Janecek and Heather McPherson.



Josef Riccio'18 Art History/History has been chosen Student Leader of the Month. Read all about Josef and this award. Congratulations Josef!




Let's Get Visual Wondering about the state of the arts at PC? Look no further than the Department of Art and Art History's Instagram---it's a (brush) stroke of genius.




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.

​​Congratulations to Dr. Paul Crenshaw, President of the scholarly organization Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) for launching their new websites for HNA and JHNA, the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art​. Check out the websites here: HNAJHNA​



Providence Art and Art History Department welcomes new faculty and staff Bing Huang, Assistant Professor of Art History, Judd Schiffman​, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art (ceramics), and​ Scott Alario​, Studio Art Technician.