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 program of artworks and artists. Presenting a variety of shows each academic year, we are delighted to host thematic and conceptual exhibitions, invited 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.

Due to the current pandemic and in support of ElmsSafe and CDC guidelines, all in-person exhibits are currently suspended. Until we are able to reopen our doors, please “visit” our digital exhibits via the links below. Enjoy!

Current Digital Exhibitions

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 Fall Student Art Exhibit, please view the works from students via these three collections.


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