Borgia Gallery
Pamela Acosta’s exhibit “Ethereal Transmissions.”

Promoting the arts at Elms College for more than twenty-five years, the Borgia Gallery seeks to expand and challenge our understanding of art and the world around us through a diverse and inclusive program of artworks and artists. Presenting a variety of shows each academic year, we are delighted to host national and regional artists, and student art showcases.

The gallery is supported through the generous funding of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at Elms College.


Elms College is proud to share the exhibition, “200 Women” with the public from January 16- February 12.

Wednesday, January 25th

Opening Reception with Special Guest Speaker, Diane Foley.
4:30-5:30 Library Theater
5:30-6:30 Borgia Gallery

Please join us for the Opening Reception of “200 Women”.

We are honored to host one of the women in the exhibition, Diane Foley. Join us at 4:30 in the Library Theater to hear Diane Foley tell her story. Then at 5:30, join us in the Borgia Gallery for refreshments.

David Shapleigh
“The Potential of Space”
Feb 21- April 6 2023
Opening Reception: February 28, 12:15-1:15
All are welcome!
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM- 5 PM


Artist Paul Lindale is exhibiting “The Human Error. Landscape in the Anthropocene”, from September 7-November 18, 2022. This is a two- part exhibition. From September 9- September 30th, the audience views Lindale’s projected drawing program. From October 6- November 18, the audience views still images from Lindale’s work.

On opening reception will be held on October 6th from 4-5 pm in the Borgia Gallery. All are welcome.

Born 1965 in Liverpool, England, Paul Lindale’s computational work is rooted in the tradition of fine art landscape painting. Through fictive environments that form meditative spaces, Lindale explores notions of being, time, place, and memory. His work evokes both a sense of loss and of mnemonic correspondences. Since 2012 his work has primarily focused on man’s impact on the environment during the Anthropocene (1945 to the present).

Lindale has exhibited throughout the US and the UK. He holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art from Liverpool College of Art and an M.F.A. in Media and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. He taught at Massachusetts College of Art & Design and Westfield State University 1993-99 before joining the Art Department at Greenfield Community College in 1999. He served as GCC Art Department Chair from 2010-22.

Gallery Hours for “The Human Error. Landscape in the Anthropocene” are:

Sept 9- 30, 9:30 am- 2pm (Monday- Thursday)

October 6- November 18, 9 am- 4 pm (Monday- Thursday)

Studio art courses for the 2020-21 academic year are running in the ElmsFlex format where students have the option of taking classes in-person, online, or a combination of both.  Many students safely participated in-class, while others completed their coursework at home.” In lieu of our Annual Spring Student Art Exhibit, please view the works from students via these four digital collections.

Introduction to the Arts – Spring 2021
Class Exhibition

Featuring works by students in the Printmaking Project course.
A. Moses, instructor

Painting – Spring 2021
Class Exhibition

Featuring work by students in the Painting course.
B. Kiernan, instructor

Exploring Color – Spring 2021
Class Exhibition

Featuring work by students in the Exploring Color course.
B. Kiernan, instructor

Drawing – Spring 2021
Class Exhibition

Featuring work by students in the Drawing course.
B. Kiernan, instructor


Featuring works by students in the Introduction to the Arts and Drawing I courses.
N. Costanzo and A. Moses, instructors
R. Shea ’20, teaching assistant

Stephanie Minkos

Exploring color – Fall 2020
Class Exhibition

Featuring works by students in the Color Exploration through Mixed Media course.
B. Kiernan, instructor

Cover photo for the Borgia Gallery's Fall 2020 Exhibition - Color.

Painting – FALL 2020

Featuring works by students in the Painting I course.
B. Kiernan, instructor

Cover photo for the Borgia Gallery's Fall 2020 Exhibition - Painting.

2020 Spring Student DIGITAL Art Show

Our campus shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic.  Despite the setbacks of suddenly being apart and without access to campus studios and materials, our student artists persevered to create beautiful and unique works of art.

Spring Student Art Show Cover Image

Curatorial Independent Study Presentation by Ryan Shea, ’20
Vincent Van Gogh & Kuroda Seiki

Cover photo for the Borgia Gallery's Van Gogh and Seiki student-curated exhibit.

The Funky Phoenix: Transforming Art & History. 

Gary and Kristina Cardot, reclamation artisans


Priya Nadkarni GreenAndrae Green: AMBIDEXTROUS

2020-02-04 03.00.36

All Past Exhibitions

Visitor Information

Free and open to the public
Open daily from 8:30am–4pm during all posted exhibition dates, except college holidays
Located in the Mary Dooley College Center, 2nd Floor
291 Springfield St. Chicopee, MA 01013