Mission & History–
Providence College—Galleries, with the support of the Department of Art & Art History at Providence College, present exhibitions and public programs focusing on contemporary art, innovative artistic practice and interdisciplinary cultural activity.
Operating within two gallery spaces and across Providence College’s campus, the Galleries support the educational, service and community-oriented mission of the College with dynamic visual arts productions, including those that foster audience participation, cross-departmental collaboration at the College and cultural exchange at local, national and international levels. The Galleries ultimately strive to produce projects by artists and intellectuals who demonstrate how and why creative practitioners are vital forces in promoting diversity and shaping contemporary global culture.
Each year the Galleries showcase:
—6 exhibitions featuring local, national and international professional artists
—In-gallery talks, symposia, performances and other public programs and events providing insight into the creative process
—On the Wall, an annual commissioned mural program
—Regular online exhibition highlighting digital and Internet-based artistic research and production
—What/When/Where/Why/How, an interactive blog of arts writing
—Site-specific art installations in academic and communal spaces throughout Providence College’s campus
—Thesis exhibitions by Providence College studio art majors
The Reilly Gallery in the Smith Center for the arts is located directly West of the Eaton Street campus entrance. Park directly East of the building. To reach Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery in Hunt-Cavanagh Hall, after passing through the Eaton Street campus entrance, drive straight through the parking lot and campus buildings, eventually turning left just before the Physical Plant building. Proceed up the hill, and find Hunt-Cavanagh Hall, a one-story white and brick building, at the top of the hill. Park directly East of the building. [google_map_easy id="1"]
Providence College Galleries
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