The mission of the Department of Art, Art History and Design Department is to provide a strong foundation in the visual arts whereby students learn the concepts, skills, and vocabulary to enable them to create and understand art as a means of visual expression and communication.
The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers an Associate of Fine Art Degree (A.F.A.) and a Certificate in Graphic Design.
Our curriculum emphasizes the appreciation, understanding and practice of art and
• the principles and language of art and design
• the overall creative process
• the roles and responsibilities of the artist and designer throughout history within a multi-cultural community and within a global context
• appropriate traditional skills and advances in technology in art studio, and history courses.
Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship
The Hall/Weil Fellow assists the museum's objects conservator for a two-year term, supporting both the short-term and long-term care of original works. The fellow receives training to introduce them to collections care and preventive conservation activities.
Art Club Exhibition: Call for Entries!
The Art Club will have an Exhibition in February and March 2024! We welcome submissions from club members and CCRI students interested in joining the club. Submissions should relate to one of the two Exhibition themes: 'Black & White' and 'Nature'. Artwork can be dropped off at Lincoln Gallery (FL-1527) OR Warwick Gallery (KN-3500) Jan.31st - Feb. 1st, 10am - 2pm, and Feb. 2nd 10am - 12pm. If you have Artwork that must be presented as a digital file please email the file (or a link to the file) to [email protected]. The exhibition will be on view in Lincoln Campus Gallery from February 5th - 23rd, and in the Warwick Campus Gallery from March 4th - 27th. Contact Jezze Cote ([email protected]), Jordynn Robinson ([email protected]), or Daniel O’Neill ( [email protected]) with questions!
Part-Time Summer Internship Program
Mellon summer interns gain in-depth experience working in individual museum departments while discussing museum practice as a cohort and learning about how museums live up to their missions
Convivium: Professor Silva Publishes Chapter
Assistant Professor of Art Joseph Silva published the chapter "Securing the Mediterranean. Cosimo I de' Medici and Portoferraio" in the journal Convivium 10.1, The Architecture of Medieval Port Cities, edited by Sarah Kowzlowksi and Kristen Streahle and published by Brepols, 2023.
Motion is Art!
Today's Drawing I class has taken over the 4th-floor Art Hallway. David Hazlett's Kinetic Drawing project, inspired by Heather Hanson's Emptied Gestures helps artists use motion to create art.
Dec. 5, 6, & 7th!
CCRI Knight Campus, Second Floor Lobby, Hours: 8 AM - 4 PM, Ceramics, Prints, Stickers, Jewelry, Baked Goods, Ornaments & More!
Oct. 24, 25, 26th!
CCRI Knight Campus, Second Floor Lobby, Hours: 8 AM - 4 PM, Ceramics, Prints, Stickers, and More!
Birds in Art
Professor Vouros's artwork, titled 'Reclamation,' is currently being showcased at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum as part of the Birds in Art exhibition until November 26th. This piece has become a permanent addition to the museum's collection. For images from the opening weekend, click learn more.
Peabody Essex Museum seeks Tiktok content creator!
Call for Summer Applicants Now Open. The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces the launch of a TikTok Creator-in-Residence program – the first of its kind for any U.S. art museum. Now accepting applications for the summer of 2023, the program seeks to collaborate with current or recent graduates of New England area art schools to increase engagement with PEM’s TikTok channel by producing creative videos that explore the museum's art and collections, events, and stories. Additional information about this paid part-time position and instructions on how to apply may be found at pem.org.
Professor Silva Authors Chapter
Assistant Professor of Art, Joseph Silva wrote the chapter "To the Victor Go the Spoils: Christian Triumphalism and the Order of Santo Stefano in Pisa," published in...
Knight: Black White Nature
- Exhibition Dates: March 4 to 27, Reception: 4-6 pm, Thursday March 21
- The Knight Campus Art Gallery is located at 400 East Ave. Warwick, RI 02886 Room 3500, on the third floor of the round building (Enter the library on the forth floor and go down the stairs to right.)
Flanagan: Black White Nature
- Exhibition Dates: February 5 to 23, Reception: 4-6 pm, Tuesday February 6
- The Flanagan Campus Art Gallery is located at 1762 Louisquisset Pike Lincoln, RI 02865 Room 1527, on the first floor.