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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

February 2, 2022
April 2, 2022

Various Locations

Program Description:

A series of special events 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.


Art History Selects: PC Art History Faculty Explore the Work of Women & Non-binary Artists in the Art Collection

Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery at Hunt-Cavanagh Hall
4:30-6 p.m. | Wednesday, February 2

In this exhibition and tour, Providence College’s own art historians identify how contemporary artworks that are from the College’s collection and made by women and non-binary artists reference global visual culture, from the ancient world to present day.

Who runs the [art museum and gallery] world? 

1 – 3:30pm | Saturday, April 9
Smith Center for the Arts

Providence College has produced many an art curator, most of them women and many of whom have gone on to curate for and run some of the most acclaimed museums and galleries in the world. At this mini-conference, PCG will host a Pecha Kucha style roundtable featuring PC alums and curators discussing their careers in the art museum and gallery world. Dr. Deborah Johnson (Professor Emeritus of Art History and Women & Gender Studies at Providence College) and Dr. Maura Reilly (PC ’90, Independent Curator, and Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at Arizona State University) will deliver a keynote presentation. This program will close out PCG’s series of events in celebration of 50 Years of Women at PC .

This program will coincide with a networking event for PC women alums who work in creative industries. We will host a cocktail reception in the Smith Center for the Arts lobby and unveil a new artwork purchased for the College’s collection in commemoration of 50 Years of Women at Providence College.

Check back soon for RSVP information and further event details.