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.

Fall Semester Events sponsored by
The Division of Humanities & Fine Arts


Borgia Gallery

Juxtaposition: Abstraction through the Eyes of Two Artists
Works by Debra Gomes and Edward Los 
College Center, 2nd Floor
Artists' Reception, September 15, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30am - 4:30pm
August 27 - October 1, 2016
excluding Labor Day

Who Do You Say I Am?
A Man Called Jesus
an exhibit of mixed media collages inspired by Ethiopian icons
By Robin J. Miller
Co-sponsored with the Institute of Theology and Pastoral Studies program
College Center, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30am - 4:30pm
October 12 - November 9, 2016

Annual Fall Student Art Exhibit
A multimedia exhibit featuring Elms students currently enrolled in studio art courses
College Center, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception, November 30, 2016, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Exhibit Open daily, 8:30am - 4:30pm
November 30 - January 21, 2017
excluding college holidays

The Blue House Presents:
Visiting Writers Series 2016-17

We are in the process of finalizing our 2016-17 presentations. Please check back in late summer to view the schedule of readings.

To review the Spring 2016 Visiting Writers Series, go to the detailed event web page.

Humanities & Fine Arts Division Highlights

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


Humanities and Fine Arts
Tom Cerasulo, Ph.D.
Professor of English