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Providence College Galleries Awarded $65,000 Project Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

For Immediate Release: July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018 – Providence, RI – Providence College Galleries (PC–G), located at Hunt-Cavanagh Hall at Providence College,  has been awarded a $65,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of a yearlong exhibition series called Beyond Bauhaus that is scheduled to launch in Spring 2019.

The Andy Warhol Foundation grants are highly sought-after, and focus on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. In Spring 2018, the Andy Warhol Foundation awarded over $3.5 million to 42 organizations to support scholarly exhibitions, events, publications and experimental programming. PC–G is one of five New England visual arts institutions to receive this grant.

“The Warhol grant is a prestigious award and manifests the vital role the arts play on our campus and in the mission of the College,” said Dean of Arts and Sciences Sheila Adamus Liotta. “This recognition spotlights innovative and diverse gallery programming from the department of art and art history, but particularly underscores the exceptional contributions by PC Galleries director and curator, Jamilee Lacy. Jamilee has brought vision, hard work, and creativity to the PC Galleries and deserves our congratulations and appreciation.”

“We are thrilled that PC–G is among an outstanding group of grantees recognized by the Andy Warhol Foundation for their contribution to the field of contemporary art nationally,” said Jamilee Lacy, curator of the PC-G gallery at Providence College. “With this support, we are poised to continue collaborating with artists and scholars on groundbreaking artistic ideas, interdisciplinary presentations and cultivating creative production from diverse perspectives.“

“Many of these organizations are small with budgets well under $1 million, yet they are providing vital professional support to a diverse set of artists while remaining socially engaged in their communities,” said Joel Wachs, the Warhol Foundation’s president. “This work is inspiring at a time when many groups in this country feel threatened—women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, to name a few.“

Scheduled for April 1, 2019 through August 1, 2020, Beyond Bauhaus coincides with the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus art academy in the former Weimar Republic by Walter Gropius, who later fled Nazi Germany for New England. He left a legacy based on radical experimentation in the visual arts and architecture. Each component of Beyond Bauhaus emphasizes the overlooked artistic contributions of women, people of color and non-western communities to the creative legacy of Bauhaus, which continues to greatly influence academic art curricula at liberal arts institutions like Providence College.

Founded in 1917, Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 4,000 students and offers degrees in 50 academic majors. Since 1997, Providence College consistently has been ranked among the top five regional universities in the North according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”