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Can You Dream It? Yes I Can.Read a recent review of this show by Louise Benson in the Elephant titled “Can You Dream it? Cuteness and Creativity”

Can You Dream It? (Yes I Can.), curated by Scott Alario, PC’s Studio Art Technician, will be showing at the Kristen Lorello Gallery from July 10-August 14 at 195 Chrystie St. NY, NY 10002. Exploring the collision of cuteness, transcendence, and ambivalence, this show is a collaboration of many artists, including Providence College’s own Heather McPherson, Professor and Chair of the Art and Art History Department, Judd Shiffman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,  Jenna Lavallee, Consulting Exhibitions Coordinator and Alumni Class of 2016 and Scott Alario, PC’s Studio Art Technician.

 

Professor Jim Janecek teaching printmaking

Major Minor Fair for all PC students. This year the Career Expo will take place on Sept. 25th, from 1-5 and the Major Minor Fair will run between 2-4 PM. See you there!

Why study Art and Art History at Providence College? Read all about it! The studio art program stresses a strong foundation in the fine arts, as well as the liberal arts, on which to build careers in the arts, communication, advertising, and related fields. The student is also prepared for graduate study leading to an M.F.A. in studio art or M.A.T. in art education. The program in art history emphasizes the historical, cultural, and formal contexts of art and visual culture, preparing students for graduate study as well as careers in museums, cultural advocacy, marketing, communication, and other fields. 

 

PC Art Journal 2019The on line version of the PC Art Journal 2019 is now available. Please see the wonderful work by our recent graduates: Vivienne Strmecki, Mary Grace Day, Rita Murphy, Noreen McGonigle, Isabella Christilles, Catherine Day, Liv D’Elia, Marcus Karamanolis, Amy Pineda, Jessica Rogers and Grace Sneesby. Congratulations to our students!

 

 

 

Althea Ruoppo

Althea Ruoppo’11 art history major is pursuing a doctorate degree at Boston University in art history. In October 2018 she delivered a paper titled “Windows to the World: Isa Genzken’s Holocaust Denkmal (1991), An Unrealized Design Proposal for the New England Holocaust Memorial” at the 44th Annual Cleveland Symposium: “Built Environments and Performances of Power.” The conference was organized by Case Western Reserve University and hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art. Althea was one of three presenters awarded the Cleveland Symposium Paper Prize by the Museum’s Friends of Art.

In April, Althea gave a paper titled “Obstructed Vision: Re-Viewing Isa Genzken’s Airplane Window Panels” at the 2019 Nasher Prize Dialogues Graduate Symposium hosted by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Her essay will be published in the annual Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium compendium.
Both conference trips were funded by travel grants from the Department of History of Art & Architecture, Boston University, and the Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association (GSHAAA), respectively.

 

Eric Sung

Photography Professor Eric Sung discusses the Business and Innovation Minor. Learn all about this exciting new program!

Top Professor Eric Sung uses photography to teach students new perspectives.

Sung’s ability to teach students how to see, and to document what they see through photography, was recognized when he was selected to receive the 2017-18 Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award, Providence College’s highest teaching honor. Administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Teaching Award Selection Committee, it is awarded each year to the faculty member who best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students’ academic and personal growth. Read about Eric Sung’s accomplishments.

 

Paul Crenshaw BBC4 documentary

Art History Professor Paul Crenshaw was featured in  BBC4 documentary “From riches to ruins, Looking for Rembrandt”. This tells the story of a difficult but passionate man, whose life reads more like the biography of a rock n’ roll star than famed artist of the 1600s. The documentary has three parts and aired: April 9, 16 and 23, and can be found online for viewing.  BBC4 is the cultural programming network for BBC.

 

Asian Art through VR Games

This past spring students in the Asian Art through VR Games course, taught by
Professor Bing Huang of the Providence College Art and Art History Department, explored Asian heritage sites using virtual reality tools — no passport required!  ST:Asian Art Through VR Games – 2506 – ARH 279 – 001

 

 

Why study Art and Art History at Providence College? Read all about it! The studio art program stresses a strong foundation in the fine arts, as well as the liberal arts, on which to build careers in the arts, communication, advertising, and related fields. The student is also prepared for graduate study leading to an M.F.A. in studio art or M.A.T. in art education. The program in art history emphasizes the historical, cultural, and formal contexts of art and visual culture, preparing students for graduate study as well as careers in museums, cultural advocacy, marketing, communication, and other fields.