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The Arts and Culture Program

  • Arts and Culture Exhibit
  • Arts and Culture Exhibit
  • Arts and Culture Exhibit
  • Arts and Culture Exhibit
  • Arts and Culture Exhibit
  • Arts and Culture Exhibit
  • Arts and Culture Exhibit

The Arts and Culture Program at URI Providence Campus presents a diverse spectrum of visual and performing arts programming. The programs explore and raise public awareness about social justice issues affecting our world, especially in the urban community setting, and celebrate cultural diversity in order to promote understanding and teach nonviolence.

Recent programs have included Women’s Issues and celebrating Women & History, African American History, Hispanic Heritage, Multicultural Heritage, Veteran’s Experiences, Public School Art, Art from Higher Education in Rhode Island, Art and Healing, Hunger and Homelessness in our Community, Racism, Breast Cancer Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness, Creating Peace, Literacy, Family Diversity, The Holocaust, and The Armenian Genocide.

The projects involve students from the university in service learning experiences, working with individuals and groups of all ages, and ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds from the community. Students are actively engaged in research, visual arts, and performance, and as audience members. The program offers opportunities to present the artwork and performances by URI students, staff, faculty and alumni and that of the general public, and to introduce the work of local and international professional visual and performing artists to an audience who may not regularly attend arts events.

The programs foster interdisciplinary learning and collaboration among many departments and academic disciplines within the university. It also brings together collaborative partners from community social service agencies, artsinstitutions, and area schools to expand the educational resources.

URI Providence Campus Gallery is a member of Gallery Night Providence, with receptions on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

For more information on any of this semester’s activities, contact our Marketing Department at 401- 277-5162.

URI Providence Campus Gallery
is a member of the Gallery Night Providence, the 3rd Thursday of each month.

The events are held on the URI Providence Campus located at 80 Washington Street in Providence, RI 02903

Gallery Hours: Monday -Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-4pm, closed Weekends and Holidays.
All exhibits and performances are free and open to the public.

A portion of these events are sponsored by the URI Providence Campus, the Student Government Board and private funding. Donations are accepted.

Current Gallery Exhibit and Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations Focus on Reconciliation as Expressed in the Arts.

Event, March 8 at 7:00pm, at the Center for Reconciliation, 271 North Main Street, Providence.
Featuring the works of local and national artists and a discussion of the exhibit.

LIVING OUT LOUD: Women’s Issues Women’s View

Exhibit: February 26 – March 23, 2018.
Gallery Night Reception and performances: March 15, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Visible Cloth, Invisible Bodies: Rhode Island Textiles and Southern Slavery in the 19th Century

January 16 – February 22 for Black History Month, this exhibit focuses on Rhode Island’s deep ties to slavery, from the transatlantic slave trade to the cotton that gave birth to the textile industry.

A Place Called Home: A Celebration of a Downtown Soup Kitchen

Saturday, November 18 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Mathewson Street Church, 134 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI

Art and Healing, Art and Health

Exhibit: November 6 – December 8, 2017
Gallery Night Reception: November 16, 5:00pm-9:00 pm

Christopher Thomas: Through The Looking Glass!

Exhibit: October 2 – October 31, 2017
Gallery Night Reception: October 19, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cuba, Inside and Out

Exhibit: September 1 – September 29, 2017
Gallery Night Reception: September 21, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Art Connection

The Art Connection: RI Summer Exhibit

Exhibit: July 3 – August 2, 2017
Gallery Night Reception: July 20, 5-9pm


ARTS: a URI, RIC, CCRI, Faculty, Student, Alumni and Retired Faculty Exhibit

Exhibit: June 1-29, 2017
Gallery Night Reception: June 15, 5-9 pm

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June 1 & 2, 2017, 7:30pm

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