College of Fine Arts

BU’s Brews, Blues & BarBQ

Event | September 26th, 2015 in

Celebrate the Nickerson Field of today with the James Montgomery (DGE ’69, CAS ’71) Band and this family-friendly cookout featuring fun, games and special guests!

Menu:
Grilled Watermelon with Feta, Wild Arugula, and Citrus
Garden Herb Potato Salad with Herb Aioli
Seasonal Greens with Smoked Tomato Dressing
Aleppo Chili Grilled Chicken with Oaxacan Corn Relish
12 hour Pulled Pork with Rolls, Cole Slaw, Vinegar Sauce, Molasses BBQ
Hamburgers and Veggie Burgers with Fixings
Chimichurri Vegetable Kebabs with Mushrooms, Peppers, and Squash
Corn Bread
“Watermelon” Cup Cakes
“Hamburger” Whoopie Pies

Cash bar.

  • Date: Saturday, September 26
  • Time: 5pm – 7pm
  • Cost: $20, $5 (Children 12 and under)
  • Location: Nickerson Plaza and Field

College of Fine Arts: Inspiring Young Alumni Awards Reception & Awards Ceremony

Event | September 26th, 2015 in

Join the College of Fine Arts student and faculty community in celebrating Young Alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally, through exemplary artistry and extraordinary leadership.

College of Fine Arts 2015 Inspiring Young Alumni Award Recipients:

Uzo Aduba, CFA’05
David Delmar, CFA’06
Greg Hildreth, CFA’05

  • Date: Saturday, September 26
  • Time: 5-7pm
  • Cost: Complimentary, Registration Required
  • Location: 808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Ave.

The Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards

Event | September 26th, 2015 in

Join alumni from across Boston University at one of the premier events of Alumni Weekend! We will welcome home and recognize a number of distinguished alumni groups, including the Class of 1965, Golden Terriers, Claflin Society, Band Alumni, former student-athletes, loyal and generous donors, and many more.

The University Alumni Awards will be presented at the luncheon. Recipients of the 2015 Young Alumni Award include Mayor Lisa A. Wong (CAS’00, GRS’00). Distinguished Alumni Award recipients include Dr. Robert K. Jackler (MED’79) and Dr. Sarah Degnan Kambou (SPH’84, UNI’94).

Plated Luncheon:

Spinach Salad, Feta Cheese Crumbles, Dried Cranberries with an Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Sage Seared Chicken Breast with Haricot Vert, Quinoa ‘Risotto’, Au Jus Lie
Butterscotch Pudding with a Shortbread Cookie Garnish and Whipped Cream

  • Date: Saturday, September 26
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Cost: $30, $20 Special Interest Groups
  • Location: George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Tour

Event | September 26th, 2015 in

Join fellow alumni for an inspirational tour of the famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, home to one of the most remarkable and intimate collections of art in the world. A patron and friend of leading artists and writers of her time, including John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, and Henry James, Ms. Gardner completed the construction of her Fenway Court palace in 1903, with the sole purpose of offering Americans a vital space to enjoy and experience important works of art. The docent-led tour will include the courtyard garden, surrounding galleries, and new wing.

  • Date: Saturday, September 26
  • Time: 11:10am – 12:15pm
  • Cost: $20, Space is limited
  • Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way

Ariel Freiberg: Unquenchable Thirst Exhibition

Event | September 25th, 2015 in

CFA’04 alumna Ariel Freiberg’s Unquenchable Thirst confronts idealized representations of femininity and female identity. In her lush and sensuous canvases, Freiberg depicts fragments of women’s faces that appear to blend into or emerge out of abstractly painted veils. Through shards or tears of paint emerge different facial expressions that become signifiers of constructed feminine beauty. Her paintings hesitate, creating tension between that which is depicted and what remains unseen.

  • Date: Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27
  • Time: 12pm – 5pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Sherman Gallery, 2nd Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Willie Cole: AQUAHALLIC Exhibition Opening Reception

Event | September 24th, 2015 in

Internationally renowned artist Willie Cole creates sculptures and installations that alter everyday materials, such as irons, shoes, and bicycles, into layered artworks with multiple autobiographical, art-historical, and socio-political meanings. In AQUAHALLIC, Cole presents a series of chandeliers and a 1959 El Dorado, created specifically for the exhibition, made from re-purposed plastic water bottles. In these works, Cole both transforms and exploits the objects’ former associations to realize new forms that speak to the paradox of the impact of plastic upon the environment and water as the ultimate life force. The works in AQUAHALLIC also respond to the history and architecture details of the 808 Gallery as a former Cadillac showroom, an experience exclusive to BU.

Space is limited.

  • Date: Thursday, September 24
  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Cost: Complimentary, Registration Required
  • Location: 808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Ave.

BU School of Visual Arts – Art Studios Tour

Event | September 24th, 2015 in

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the School of Visual Arts painting, printmaking, and photography studios in the famed Fuller Cadillac Building, 808 Commonwealth Ave.

Meet at the registration table at the front of the 808 Gallery to depart for the tour.

Space is limited.

  • Date: Thursday, September 24
  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Cost: Complimentary,
    Registration Required
  • Location: 808 Commonwealth Ave.

Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series Featuring Artist Maya Lin

Event | September 24th, 2015 in

Join the BU Arts Initiative and the College of Fine Arts for an afternoon with Maya Lin, artist, designer, and environmentalist, world-renowned for her conception and design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at just 21 years old and lauded as one of the most important public artists of our time. Lecture followed by Q&A.

CART and Sign Language Interpreting services will be provided. Please contact the Alumni Relations office at 617-353-2360 or email alumni@bu.edu for seating.

  • Date: Thursday, September 24
  • Time: 4pm–5:30pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Ariel Freiberg: Unquenchable Thirst Exhibition

Event | September 24th, 2015 in

CFA’04 alumna Ariel Freiberg’s Unquenchable Thirst confronts idealized representations of femininity and female identity. In her lush and sensuous canvases, Freiberg depicts fragments of women’s faces that appear to blend into or emerge out of abstractly painted veils. Through shards or tears of paint emerge different facial expressions that become signifiers of constructed feminine beauty. Her paintings hesitate, creating tension between that which is depicted and what remains unseen.

  • Date: Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27
  • Time: 12pm – 5pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Sherman Gallery, 2nd Floor, 775 Commonwealth Ave.