Art and Art History Guild

The Art and Art History Guild supplements the department’s curriculum by organizing events, lectures and activities that revolve around the creation and discussion of art. Over the years, the Guild has produced an art auction featuring works by faculty, students and staff, along with many regional artists.

The Guild raises money to support student trips to galleries and museums in New York City, as well as charitable endeavors such as the Why Me Foundation, Friends of Ballard Park and building a school in Africa. The Guild has also raised money to support the Gabriele Bleeke-Byrne art travel scholarship and has been involved with the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

Membership is open to any student who has an interest in the visual arts.


The oldest and largest professional association for design, AIGA stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. A nonprofit educational institution, AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

Salve Regina’s student chapter, Rag Left (or Right), is an academic club sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History and the Student Government Association and is affiliated with AIGA RI. Student members have the opportunity to attend lectures, host visiting artists, provide community service and participate in all AIGA membership benefits. For more information, visit

Salve Film Club

The club expands on the knowledge provided in the classes offered by Salve Regina, developing a more dynamic experience for our campus’s cinephiles. However, Film Club encourages students of all majors and minors to take advantage of this club as a way to share in the entertainment cinema provides.