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Community Perspectives: Women & Gender in PCG’s Art Collection

April 2, 2022

Vivian Greven, <3, 2018. Oil on wood panel, 16 x 9 x 1 inches. Collection of Providence College Galleries.

Community Perspectives: Women & Gender in PCG’s Art Collection

January 27, 2022
April 2, 2022

Various Locations

Program Description:

A series of special programs in conjunction with
“Then, Next, Now: 50 Years of Women at PC”

Providence College Galleries seeks to inspire on and off-campus communities with dynamic exchanges about art and ideas, especially as they relate to women and gender in art. In doing so, PCG advocates for better representation of under-represented identities in the liberal arts by collecting artworks by diverse artists with wide-ranging perspectives. As part of longterm efforts to address gender imbalances in the presentation of art and ideas, PCG will present the following events featuring various PC community members and their perspectives on women’s and gender issues as they relate to the visual arts and the our burgeoning contemporary art collection.


Where are all the women artists?

Wednesday, January 27, 6 – 7:30pm
Location TBD

Drs. Deborah Johnson and Maura Reilly, both renowned art historians of women in the visual arts, break down gender imbalance in the arts and explain what art museums should do about it. Coinciding with Art History Selects, an exhibition of PCG collection artworks by women artists that has been co-curated by PCG staff and PC art history faculty, this program will also include guest appearances by those faculty.

Featured participants:

Dr. Deborah Johnson
Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History & Women and Gender Studies Program at Providence College

Dr. Maura Reilly (PC ’90)
Independent Curator and Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Museum Studies at Arizona State University

Intersectional Feminisms: Women Artists & Scholars on Feminist Ideas in the Art Collection

Friday, TBD, 7 – 9pm
At The Wedding Cake House
514 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909
(Invitation Only Event)

This event will take place at the Wedding Cake House, a feminist arts and craft center housed in a historic Italianate mansion on Providence’s West Side. PCG staff will install a special installation of feminist-themed artworks from PC’s collection, which women artists and scholars from the College will discuss during a special tour of the house. This event is capped at 60 guests.

Check back soon for more events and dates.