Humanities and Fine Arts

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.


Upcoming events sponsored by
The Division of Humanities & Fine Arts


Visiting Writers Series 

The Blue House Presents:
Caroline Knox
Alumnae Library Theater
Tuesday, November 4th
Reception 7:00pm
Reading 7:30pm

For more about the Visiting Writers Series schedule, click here.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Spanish Film Series:
"Bless Me, Ultima"
Directed by Carl Franklin
Monday, November 10th, 7pm

Alumnae Library Theater
Introduction by Javier Venturi,
Elms College lecturer in Modern Languages

For more about the Hispanic Heritage Month Events, click here.

Borgia Gallery

Rainforest Series: BioMimicry 

An Exhibit by Nancy Sarisley Costanzo
College Center, 2nd Floor
Artist Reception-October 23, 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Open October 18 - November 7, 2014

Annual Fall Student Art Exhibit

A multimedia exhibit featuring Elms students currently enrolled in studio art courses
College Center, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception, December 3rd, 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Open December 3, 2014 - January 23, 2015


Humanities & Fine Arts Division Highlights

Click on this link to read about our programs, events, faculty, and more in our annual newsletter. 


Humanities and Fine Arts
M. Cristina Canales, Ph.D.