The Urban Arts and Culture Program
The Urban 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 topical issues in the urban community setting,
and also celebrate cultural diversity in order to promote understanding
and teach nonviolence. Recent programs have included Domestic
Violence Awareness, Women’s Issues, Rhode Island Women’s
Work Experiences, Women and Healing, Faces of Hunger and Homelessness
in the Community, Racism, Breast Cancer Awareness, Genetic Testing,
Picturing World Peace, Literacy, Family Diversity, African American
History, Hispanic Cultural Arts, Multicultural Story Sharing, Children
of the Holocaust, the Vietnam Veteran’s Experiences, Senior
Citizen Issues and Life Experiences and Meet
Me At The Shepard Clock (which recreated the historic Downtown
Providence Retail District). The projects involve students from
the university in service learning experiences, working with hundreds
of individuals of all ages and ethnic backgrounds from the community.
Students are actively engaged in research, visual arts, and performance
and also as audience members. The program offers opportunities to
present the work of URI students, staff, faculty and alumni and
that of the general public, and to introduce the work of local professional
visual and performing artists to an audience, some of whom do 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, arts institutions, and area
schools to expand the educational resources.
For more information on any of this semester’s activities, contact our Marketing Department at 401- 277-5162.
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery is a member of the Gallery Night Providence, the 3rd Thursday of each month.
The events are held on the URI Feinstein Providence Campus located at 80 Washington Street in Providence, RI 02903
Gallery Hours: M -TH 9am-9pm, F & S 9am-4pm, closed Sunday.
All exhibits and performances are free and open to the public.
A portion of these events are sponsored by the URI Feinstein Providence Campus, the Student Government Board and private funding. Donations are accepted.