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 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.
 
 

Jonathan MonaghanDepartment's Jonathan Monaghan Honored with CUA New Faculty Scholar Award. 

Jonathan 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
 

Upcoming Exhibitions


Recent Exhibitions

Senior Art Exhibition

April 27, 2016-May 20, 2016

Salve Regina Gallery, Salve Regina Hall

Figurative Sculpture
April 6, 2016 - April 20, 2016
Salve Regina Gallery, Salve Regina Hall

Crafting a Legacy Part II

CUA Art Dept Alumni

October 23, 2016-December 4, 2016

Salve Regina Gallery,Salve Regina Hall

Grace:  The Words of Pope Francis Inspiring the Paintings of Pat Costigan
August 10, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Opening Reception: September 10,2015 4pm - 6pm
Salve Regina Gallery, Salve Regina Hall


 

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Student Spotlight

Katelyn Grabski, a junior Art History major, presented her paper entitled, "The Holy Family at Table: Jacques Callot's Chef d'Oeuvre Exceptionnel" at the Picturing Mary: Graduate Student Concerence.