Humanities and Fine Arts

Art class

Human beings strive to understand and explain our material, natural, intellectual, creative, and spiritual worlds. Exploring what it means to be human is the domain of the humanities and arts, consisting of the disciplines of English, fine and performing arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, and religious studies.

An education in the humanities and fine arts allows you to develop an appreciation of art and literature, examine the role of religion in civilization, understand the past and its relation to the present, contemplate the evolution of ideas, learn about other cultures and languages, and recognize that creativity is central to all human activity. You develop an ability to think critically, analyze complex issues, problem-solve, and write and speak effectively - essential skills in a wide range of professions in today's rapidly changing marketplace.


Events sponsored by
The Division of Humanities & Fine Arts 

Borgia Gallery
Spring 2017

All gallery events are located in CC209 on the 2nd Floor of the Mary Dooley College Center.  All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Elms College Faculty Show
Artists' Reception, Thursday, February 2nd, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
February 2 - 23, 2017
excluding Presidents' Day, February 20th

Genevieve Mae Burnett: A Retrospective
Working in collaboration with Anchor House of Artists in Northampton, this is a retrospective exhibition of artworks by the late Genevieve Mae Burnett, an incredibly talented artist who struggled with extreme schizophrenia her entire life.
Opening Reception Thursday, March 2nd, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
March 2 - 23, 2017

Colloquium on Creativity and Mental Health
Presentation on the topics of creativity and mental illness in the Healthcare System, from the perspective of Genevieve Mae Burnett's life. Featuring Michael Tillyer, director of Anchor House and Jan Lucier. assistant clinical professor in the Elms School of Nursing.
Thursday, March 23rd, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Annual Spring Student Art Exhibit
A multimedia exhibit featuring Elms students currently enrolled in art courses
Opening Reception, Tuesday, April 4th, 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
April 4 - 23, 2017
excluding Easter Weekend, April 14th - 17th

The Blue House Presents:
Visiting Writers Series 2016-17

All events in the Visiting Writers Series will be held at The Blue House at 147 Grape Street, Chicopee, MA unless otherwise noted.

francine j. harris
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7:00 reception, 7:30 reading
Further details at the Visiting Writers Series webpage.

Noelle Kocot and Justin Boening
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:00 reception, 7:30 reading
Further details at the Visiting Writers Series webpage.

Kateri Lanthier and January Gill O'Neil 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:00 reception, 7:30 reading
Further details at the Visiting Writers Series webpage.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Division Highlights

View our annual newsletter to read about our programs, events, faculty, and more. 

Contact

Humanities and Fine Arts
Tom Cerasulo, Ph.D.
Chair, 
Professor of English
413-265-2345
cerasulot@elms.edu