Muse and Mercy:
Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University
November 10 – December 11, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery and Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History are pleased to announce the opening of Muse and Mercy: Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University, an exhibition showcasing the University’s diverse collection of fine and decorative arts.
The exhibition Muse and Mercy: Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University recognizes the University’s outstanding commitment to the visual arts on the occasion of the institution’s 75th Anniversary. In the Hamilton Gallery, a wide range of artworks from various locations across campus are exhibited together for the first time. The show presents a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, rare books, textiles, and metalwork along with photographic and video documentation of Gilded Age works on campus that cannot be displayed in the gallery. Highlights include a number of rarely seen works, such as two Oscar de la Renta dresses and a group of John Howard Benson drawings, both from the University’s Special Collections.
This exhibition accompanies the publication of a forthcoming book on the University’s art collections entitled, Muse and Mercy: Exploring Fine and Decorative Arts at Salve Regina University. Professors Ernest Jolicoeur and Anthony F. Mangieri of Salve Regina University’s Department of Art and Art History collaborated in writing this book and curating the exhibition. Jolicoeur and Mangieri worked with a team of students in an upper-level community-engaged Art History class called Engaging Communities: New Experiences in Art History and Museums to co-curate the exhibition and create videos in the show.
Muse and Mercy: Celebrating 75 Years of Art at Salve Regina University runs from November 10 through December 11, 2022. On Thursday, November 10, the Salve community and general public are invited to attend an opening reception. The reception will run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University. It is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy Avenues. Its exhibits are open Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:00 to 6:00 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00 to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4:00 pm. The gallery is closed on Mondays. We invite you to visit us.