Events

Every year, we hold a variety of activities for members, and many that you can bring your non-AHA friends to as well!

Check out our google calendar below for upcoming events, and feel free to bring your friends, even if they aren’t a member of AHA!
All are welcome!

 

 

 

Recent events:

2013 AHA Trip to NYC

The student run Art History Association on the annual “day-return” study trip to the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.

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Left: Members of AHA and friends visit the MET.  Right: Students study the late 12thc Oswald reliquary  in the Medieval Treasures From The Hildesheim exhibition.

 

Past Events

Be sure to bring your friends to these event even if they aren’t a member of AHA!

Tufts Arts Career Night: November 15th, 2012 6:30-8:30
Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, Tufts University

If you are interested in a career in the arts, be sure not to miss Tufts’ Arts Career Night! There will be speakers on Arts Entrepreneurship, Art Law, Arts Criticism, Media Relations and Arts Writing with positions as diverse as Media Relations Coordinator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner to a Staff Writer from Hyperallergic. There will be a panel discussion on creative careers and networking after the speakers present.

 

AHA’s Holiday Craft Fair in the GSU: November 28th, 2012 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Buy all of your holiday gifts this year at the GSU Craft Fair hosted by the AHA! It will be held all day the Wednesday following Thanksgiving break in the BU Alley (located in the GSU’s basement). Student and alumnus vendors will be offering fine art, crafts and baked goods for sale, which are all great gifts for parents and friends! You can view pictures of some of the items that will be sold on the event’s Facebook Page. If you are interested in applying to be a vendor, fill out this application form. If you are interested in helping out with the event email grpeck@bu.edu. And be sure to bring along all of your friends!

 

South End First Fridays: 5-9 p.m.
December 7th, 2012
450 Harrison Ave
On the First Friday of every month, many artists that are members of the Sowa Artists Guild open up their studios to the public. This gives community members a chance to explore and support some local contemporary art, so the AHA will take a field trip as a group to this exciting studio/gallery

 

Slow Art Day: April 27th, 2013 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
People all over the world will visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly on this day. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. If you would like to participate, AHA’s president Gabrielle Peck will be hosting this event at the ICA, and the director of the Rubin Frankel Gallery will be hosting right on campus at the Hillel House! Please register to attend here. If you are interested in hosting this event at another art venue in the Greater Boston area, please sign up to be a host today!

 

October  21, 2011, 6-8 pm in Alfond Auditorium, G36 at the MFA
The Visual Culture Consortium and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston present an evening of Contemporary Art.  Join Edward Saywell, chair, Linde Family Wing and head, Contemporary Art and MFA Programs, and Jen Mergel, Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, for a talk on curating the new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. Followed by a 7pm tour of the new Linde Family Wing of Contemporary Art.

April  14, 2012  1-5 pm in Remis Auditorium at the MFA
The Visual Culture Consortium, Boston is proud to host The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts Seeking to foster interaction between young scholars studying at undergraduate institutions in the Greater Boston area, this symposium will bring together students from across the region to present their research on a diverse array of subjects elating to Art History, Visual Culture and their related contexts.

September 17, 2008 at 4-8pm in the GSU’s Metcalf Hall
Fall Activities Expo

Come visit us at the Fall Activities Expo where you can meet the officers, sign up for our mailing list and learn more about our organization!

September 23, 2008 at 7pm in CAS Room 214
Annual Fall Meeting

Officers will introduce themselves and discuss the activities we’re planning for this semester. You’ll also have a chance to meet other members and suggest activities, career advising sessions, or lectures you’d like the AHA to host. Refreshments will be served and a $5 membership due will be collected.

October 16, 2008 at 6:30 pm
Viewing of the James Castle Film

The Assistant Producer of the film will speak.
Visit: http://www.foundationstaart.org/

October 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm
Art Law Society’s Panel on Nazi Art Looting

This session will address how museums and galleries are addressing the problems associated with Nazi looted art. The panel will feature arts professionals, including speakers from Sotheby’s and the MFA.

October 20,2008 at 7:00pm
October Meeting

At our second meeting, we will announce updates, have dues collection for those not already paid, and sell New York City trip tickets. New, interested students are welcome!

October 22, 2008 at 4:15pm
Architecture Walking Tour of the Back Bay Area

BU Professor Keith Morgan will lead a walking tour of the Back Bay area. Come and learn about the fantastic architectural history of your neighborhood. Meet in front of CAS 302.

October 31, 2008
Professor Lecture @ MFA

BU Professor Hilda Westervelt will lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts on their collection of Greek art. Meet at the MFA side “Fenway” entrance.

November 1, 2008 at 7am
Annual New York City Trip

For $25, students receive round-trip bus fare and entrance into the Guggenheim Museum. Students had a chance to explore the city on their own and see the diverse art scene of the Big Apple!

December 2, 2009 at 7:00pm in CAS 303B
Art History Grad School Advising Session
Are you thinking about grad school next year? The Art History Association is sponsoring a Grad School Advising Session with speakers to address what options art history majors have for grad school.

The speakers include BU art history faculty, current BU art history grad students, and a BU law student who studied art history as an undergrad. Come find out if grad school is right for you and what the admission process is like.

December 5, 2008 at 5:00pm in CAS 222
Film Screening: Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Art History Association will be showing the film “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting “Girl With A Pearl Earring” by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the girl in the painting, it is speculated that she was a maid who lived in the house of the painter along with his family and other servants, though there is no historical evidence.

April 4, 2009 at 7:00am
Spring New York City Trip with a Visit to the Cloisters

For $25, students receive roundtrip bus fare and entrance into the Cloisters Museum and Gardens. Professor Deborah Kahn will speak on the art and architecture. The chartered coach will then take the group into the City. Students will have the chance to go to the Met, admission included with the Cloisters admission.

April 15, 2009 at 7:00pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MFA Visit to “Venetian Renaissance” Exhibition

AHA will subsidize special exhibition tickets for a “Venetian Renaissance” exhibit at the MFA

Remember: the AHA welcomes art history majors as well as non-majors, so encourage your friends to join you!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 in CAS rm. 303A @ 7 p.m. – Undergrad Symposium
Students can give a run-through of their seminar presentations or present other papers. Listeners can give feedback about ideas. And the best part – we can have a glimpse into what’s going on in BU Art History Academia! Please e-mail aha@bu.edu if you’d like to participate.

Thursday, March 27 @ 6pm IN GSU 320-321 – Movie Night
A FREE, relaxing evening filled with good people, PIZZA, and Pollock! Please join the AHA as we bring you Pollock, the 2000 film directed by Ed Harris, who also played the manic-depressant artist. Click here to read more about the film.

Nov. 2007 – Annual NYC Trip
For $20, students recieved round-trip busfare and entrance into the Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students had a chance to explore the city on their own and see what other museums, galleries, and great food the Big Apple has to offer!

Sept. 2007 – Annual Fall Meeting
Officers will introduce themselves and discuss the activities we’re planning for this semester. You’ll also have a chance to meet other members and suggest activities, career advising sessions, or lectures you?d like the AHA to host. Refreshments will be served!

Sept. 2007 – Activities Expo
Come visit us at the Activities Expo where you can meet the officers, sign up for our mailing list and learn more about our organization!

Remember: the AHA welcomes art history majors as well as non-majors, so encourage your friends to join you!

April 2007 – Annual NYC Trip
For $20, participants received round-trip bus fare, admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art, and had the opportunity to explore the art, restaurants, and life of the Big Apple.

April 2007 – Nichols House Museum Catalogue Tour
AHA members received a “behind the scenes” look as the Nichols House catalogued their entire inventory. Carrie Supple provided a lesson on how to catalogue items in a museum and members were then able to test their skills by cataloguing a museum item and comparing their review with the actual one. Members then took a tour of the museum.

Sept. 2006 – Annual Fall Meeting
Officers introduced themselves and ideas for the year; members had the chance to meet one another and offer suggestions to the officers for what they’d like to see the AHA do.

Contact Us with a trip to a gallery opening or museum exhibition, or a fun mixer that you would like the AHA to organize.