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.
 
 

Grace: The Words of Pope Francis Inspiring the Paitings of Pat Costigan  August 10 - September 27, 2015

The Catholic University of America Department of Art presents “Grace: The Words of Pope Francis Inspiring the Paintings of Pat Costigan” — New York artist Pat Costigan's exhibit, inspired by Pope Francis's teachings, is the culmination of prayer, reflection, and research on his words about God's grace.

The exhibit honors Pope Francis’s apostolic visit to the United States this September. The Holy Father will say Mass September 23rd on the East Portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception overlooking the University Mall.

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

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

Recent Exhibitions

Senior Thesis Exhibition
April 23, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Salve Regina Gallery, Salve Regina Hall

Faculty Show
Fall 2014
Salve Regina Gallery, Salve Regina Hall

Landscapes
Artist: Erin McMakin
April 25, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Salve Regina Gallery, Salve Regina Hall


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Student Spotlight

Katelyn Grabeski, 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.