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Kara Flanagan '14

​As a Studio Art Major Kara's exhibit titled "Plainville" was on display in the Reilly Gallery.

Kristen Kern '14

​As a Studio Art Major Kristen's exhibit titled "Arsy-Versy Fairytales" was on display in the Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery.

Jessica Ho'14

​As a Studio Art Major, Jessica's exhibit titled "The Auto Show" was on display in the Reilly Gallery.

Spring Drawing Class

Students and ​Professor Lynn Curtis take advantage of the beautiful day drawing outside of the Hunt-Cavanagh Building.

Bert Gallery Summer Internship

Rachele Romano, Studio Art Major '15, viewing current exhibit, Contemporary Fiber Artists.

Closing Reception

​Professor Heather McPherson's closing reception for her exhibit "Hot Salad" took place on Sunday July 20th at 186 Carpenter St. in Providence.

Self-Portrait Paintings

​Students experiment with painting techniques for their self-portraits in a painting class. 

Studio Art and Art History Major's Journal Published

​The Art Journal titled "Bound" was recently published by the class of 2014. Please stop by the department if you would like a copy.


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


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

Professor Heather McPherson's
closing reception titled "Hot Salad" will be held on July 20th at 186 Carpenter in Providence.

Incoming Art History Majors, Abigail Belisle Haley and Lindsey Poremba meeting Dr. Paul Crenshaw during freshman orientation in June.



Rachele Romano, Studio Art Major '15, viewing current exhibit, Contemporary Fiber Artists. As part of her summer internship at the Bert Gallery, Rachele curated the work of artists Tracy Krumm and Debra Folz.. The show will be on view from July 1-31, 2014.




Professors Margaret Manchester, Professor Colin Jaundrill and Professor Eric Sung (Photography) will lead a 2015 Maymester class to Japan titled "Japan and the US 1853 - Present: Image and Power (HIS 481)".

The Senior Art Show 2014 will be on display in both Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery and the Reilly Gallery during the summer. Please stop by the galleries this summer to see these wonderful exhibits!




PC Magazine: Featuring Art Department 


Works of Art: Enhanced facilities anchor PC’s new visual arts district.



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