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.


Upcoming events sponsored by
The Division of Humanities & Fine Arts

 

Borgia Gallery

Standing on Her Shoulders: Portraits of Trailblazers in Western Massachusetts
Portraits by Robert Charles Photography
Co-sponsored with the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts
College Center, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception, February 2, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30am - 4:30pm
January 29 - February 23, 2016
excluding college holidays
For more information view the detailed event page.

Of Terrible and Splendid Things: A Commemoration of the Easter Uprising 1916
A word and image exhibit researched, compiled and created by the students in the Spring 2016 Exhibition/History class memorabilia and photographs
Co-sponsored with the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England and the Ancient Order of Hibernians
College Center, 2nd Floor
Reception on March 21, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30am - 4:30pm
March 7 - 31, 2016
excluding college holidays

Annual Spring Student Art Exhibit
A multimedia exhibit featuring Elms students currently enrolled in studio art courses
College Center, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception on April 12, 2016, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30am - 4:30pm
April 12 - May 6, 2016

The Blue House Presents:
Visiting Writers Series 2015-16 
 

Jericho Brown
Alumnae Library Theater
Thursday, February 25th
Reception 7:00pm
Reading 7:30pm

Rachel B. Glaser, Seth Landman, & Ted Powers
The Blue House, 147 Grape Street
Tuesday, March 15th
Reception 7:00pm
Reading 7:30pm

Brenda Shaughnessy & Arda Collins
Alumnae Library Theater
Tuesday, April 12th
Reception 7:00pm
Reading 7:30pm

For more information about the Visiting Writers Series, view the detailed event web page.

Humanities & Fine Arts Division Highlights

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Contact

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