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Winter Storm Alert- Friday February 5, 2016

Due to the continuing weather conditions, staff are released to leave the campus at 3 p.m.  Core operations of the College will remain open.  Afternoon classes may continue at the discretion of the instructor.  Please drive carefully and stay safe.
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The weather line can be reached at 401-865-1012.

mcalister.jpgRev. Richard A. McAlister O.P.

Professor Emeritus of Studio Art 
Curator, Thomas McGlynn Collection

Contact Information:

Hunt-Cavanagh Hall, Room 210



M.F.A. - Art Center College of Design (California)


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Biographical Information:

Father McAlister, a founding member of the Department of Art & Art History, holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design (California), a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Wayne State University (Detroit), a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the College of The Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC) and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Providence College. Although his early years at Providence College included courses in drawing and art history, he primarily taught sculpture at the college. From 1970-91, he directed a Providence in Europe summer study art program based at the studio of Thomas McGlynn in Pietrasanta, Italy. A design consultant for church interiors, he also designs and prepares books for publication. He currently serves as the curator of The Thomas McGlynn Sculpture Collection housed in Hunt-Cavanagh Hall, as well as curator of the Providence College Art Collection.

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