The Catholic University of America

Department of Art

The Department of Art at The Catholic University of America offers two baccalaureate courses of study: one leading to a B.A. in Art History, another leading to a B.A. in Studio Art. Together, these programs are devoted to nurturing the production and understanding of artistic expression with the belief that art and culture are one, and that exposure to the visual arts is an essential component of every liberal education. 
 
Our goal of fostering a greater appreciation of the arts is especially fitting at The Catholic University of America, given both the historic tradition of brilliant art patronage by the Catholic Church, and the outstanding resources of Washington, D.C. Through courses both within and outside the department, art majors are provided with a broad introduction into the practice, theory, and appreciation of the arts.
 
The Department of Art has responded to the growth in creative digital technology in artists’ studios and in the modern workforce by offering a series of classes in the digital arts, including digital photography, cell phone photography, video production, 3-D sculpting, screen printing, graphic design, and web design. These classes utilize the most advanced professional design software and are held in the department’s new state-of-the-art digital lab.
 
 

Art Dept Instructor in Exciting Local Show

Bev Ress, Instructor of Drawing and Painting in the CUA Art Department, is a featured artist in INTERDISCIPLINARIUM, an exhibition sponsored by the Arlington Arts Center. The exhibition runs through September and presents art as a vital instrument in our understanding of other disciplines such as natural history, ecology, botany, dance and music. Please support our own Bev Ress and a wonderful local art gallery. Opening reception is Saturday June 24, 6-9PM.

 

Exciting fall 2017 Classes

Come Discover the Exciting History of Art

 

Events

Enroll Today in our Summer Art Courses!

 

 

Jonathan Monaghan Wins CUA New Faculty Scholar Award

Jonathan MonaghanJonathan Monaghan was awarded one of three prestigious Provost's awards for faculty excellence at this spring's inaugural CUA Research Day.

> Read more about Jonathan's award 

> For more information about Jonathan's work, see an interview in CUA Magazine

 

Senior Art Exhibition

Artist: Miranda Bray, Ann Lipscombe, Huda Murshid

Opening Reception: Wednesday April 27, 5 - 8 PM

April 27 - May 20, 2016 

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Department of Art
Salve Regina Art Gallery
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC

Information: 202-319-5282

 

Student Perspectives: Mary in the Art of Modern & Old Masters

"Student Perspectives: Mary in the Art of Modern and Old Masters" is a collaborative online exhibition co-curated by five of our art history majors. The exhibition features important art works that illustrate some of the myriad ways that Mary’s image has inspired artists throughout the ages, at the same time that it demonstrates how Mary has continued to inspire viewers, students and scholars alike of art and faith today.

Check out the online exhibition here.

 

Quick Nav: Department of Art

 

Department of Art
The Catholic University of America
Salve Regina Hall
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington DC 20064

Phone: 202-319-5282
Fax: 202-319-6390

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Contact Us

Department of Art
The Catholic University of America
Salve Regina Hall
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington DC 20064

Phone: 202-319-5282
Fax: 202-319-6390

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
 

Exhibitions

2017 Senior Art Exhibition 

Artists: Angeline McCrory, Caileigh Nerney, Susannah Ward, Selina Mitchell Donahue, Emily Del Valle

April 27 - May 20

Salve Regina Gallery

 

 

Class Spotlight

Lorena Bradford, Ph.D., a lecturer in the CUA Art Department and Manager of Accessible Programs at the National Gallery of Art, taught a spring 2017 class,CUA@NGA- Renaissance Masterworks. Read the story here.

Art class