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Art & Art History Current Events

​​The Providence Art Club is hosting an exhibition "Making Her Mark, The Women Artist of the Providence Art Club 1880" from March 5 to March 31 with a symposium on March 25​. ​​Michael Rose'13 Art History major​currently works as Gallery Coordinator at The Providence Art Club. ​Art History Professor Deborah Johnson and Emeritus Art History Professor Alice Beckwith will ​both give lectures at the exhibit. Please keep watch for an update on the times for these lectures. ​

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The 8th annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity ​will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in the Slavin Center. This event is a chance to showcase the excellent scholarly, creative, and service work that Providence College students are doing on campus, in the community, and indeed, around the world.  The Celebration has grown each year, and features students from all class years and from many different departments and disciplines. 


​Art History Senior Thesis Presentations took place on Monday December 12th, 2016 from 2:00-4:00pm. The following art history seniors presented their research: Caroline Woods'17 , The Female Avant-Guarde: Challenging Ideas of Gender in Morisot's Wet Nurse and Valadon's The Blue Room, Alex Radley'17 , Understanding Minoan Palaces and Their Function, Kimberly Carroll'17 , Liberty Leading the Women: Delacroix's Liberty as Transitional Image, Giovanna Franciosa'17, The Sacrifice of Issac: Caravaggio's Merge of the Spiritual and the Physical. 


Providence College hosted two engaging events. Prof. Monsignor Timothy Verdon presented a lecture titled: The Dominicans and the Renaissance in Florence, on Sept.13th. in the Blackfriars Theatre and on Wednesday Sept.14th he presented a Master Class titled: The Art of Presenting Art:The New Florence Cathedral Museum, which also took place in the Blackfriars Theatre.


Eileen Donovan'14, Art History major, recently began a new position as Art Education Programs Assistant, Maryland Historical Society,Baltimore, Maryland. Eileen supports the planning and implementation of educational programs at the Maryland Historical Society. She coordinates onsite museum tours, digital distance learning programs, educational outreaches, scout programs, museum birthday parties, and traveling trunks. Eileen also manages docents, conducts tours, and contributes to the creation of museum lesson plans. ​


Professor Ann Norton, Professor Eric Sung, PC students in the spring 2016 course ARH/ART/AMS 301-Development of North American Architecture and Shea High School students concluded their semester long collaboration. The course combined the history of architecture with photography of Art Deco as an important aspect of the class. See the Art Deco web​site​ created by the students in this class.


Professor Jim Janecek's students created a final Bauhaus project this week in Special Topics: Bauhaus Design. The students used a light modulator, as in Moholy-Nagy's concept of Light as a plastic medium. Then they used iPads to record shapes, patterns and rhythms of light, as in Moholy-Nagy's film "Black, White and Gray".​

 A Night of Black and White Providence College​

Photography Professor Eric Sung assisted in the selection of PC student photographs of PC that wee auctioned off during this event on Saturday April 30, 2016. The following art and art history students participated in this celebration: Erin Colby, Christine Casavant, Karl Anderson, Alessandra Foresti, Chelsey Puffer, Michaela Bolotin, Allison Herring, Kristina Ho, Molle Stackhouse, Lily Brooks, Henry Gilbert, Patricia Krupinski.​


Scholarship and Creativity took place on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Upper Slavin.

Over two hundred students presented their work on over one hundred individual and group projects. In this year’s Celebration, the range of represented disciplines and methodologies has continued to expand, and the event will showcase the excellent work that Providence College students are doing on campus, in the community, and indeed, around the world. 

Schedule of events: This year, the Celebration will grow to include two poster sessions, and a dedicated period for performances and film screenings.   

12:30-2:00 pm:Poster Session I [In and around Slavin 112 and Overlook Lounge]

2:00-3:00 pm:Performance presentation by the Department of Music FriarChoirs and screenings of student-directed short films [’64 Hall]

3:00-4:30 pm:Poster Session II [’64 Hall,in and around Slavin 112, and Overlook Lounge]

The following art and art history students participated in this celebration: Erin Colby, Christine Casavant, Karl Anderson, Alessandra Foresti, Chelsey Puffer, Michaela Bolotin, Allison Herring, Kristina Ho, Molle Stackhouse, Lily Brooks, Henry Gilbert, Patricia Krupinski.​​