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Department of Art & Art History

 Department of Art & Art History


News & Events​

NYC Bus Trip, Saturday February 3, 2018 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cost of the trip $20.00 at signup in Hunt-Cavanagh 201. Don’t miss the exhibit Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer.





Kirstin E. Lamb will join the department as Adjunct Studio Art Professor spring semester teaching Drawing. Kirsten is a painter living in Providence, Rhode Island and working in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with an MFA in 2005.





Professor Joan Branham gave a lecture, “L’espace sacré dans le temple de Jérusalem: une promenade archéologique” to the Commission des relations avec les églises chrétiennes—CERC—at the Conseil représentatif des institutions juives de France. Those who attended included representatives of the archbishop of Paris as well as scholars of Judaism and Christianity.




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.






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.