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Learn About Contemporary Sculpture

​Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, 1999, stainless steel sculpture, Chicago, Anish Kapoor

Art History Survey Students at RISD Museum

Students conduct research in the museum collection.


​Study this classical marble stucture from the Acropolis in Athens.

A Moment of Calm

​Maz Ernst, a German artist painted this work in 1939.

Woman with Water Pails: Dynamic Arrangemnent

​An oil painting by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich from 1912.

​Art History 

The program in Art History is designed for undergraduates interested in a liberal arts education, as well as for those preparing for graduate study in the field. The Art History Division emphasizes the historical, cultural, and formal contexts of art. 

The culmination of the course of study in Art History comes during the senior year. All Art History majors are required to complete a thesis paper on a specific art historical concept. During this capstone program students are assigned a writing tutor and work to further develop their research and writing skills. The students present their theses to the faculty of the Department and refine their work, which is published in the Departmental Art Journal annually. 


Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity