College of Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts: Phyllis Curtin Tribute

Event | October 1st, 2016 in

Tribute to celebrate Phyllis Curtin’s remarkable life.

  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm, reception to follow
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Tsai Performance Center,
    685 Commonwealth Ave.

Terrier Pre-game & Men’s Hockey Exhibition Game

Event | October 1st, 2016 in

Grab your friends and kick off your evening with BU. Enjoy this family-friendly cookout with fun, games, and special guests, featuring the James Montgomery (DGE ’69, CAS ’71) Band.

Terrier Pre-game: 4:30pm – 7pm

Show off your BU pride and catch up with fellow Terriers. Heading to the game? Don’t forget to grab your rally towel on your way to the arena!

Pre-game Menu:
Station #1: Canes – Chicken Fingers with Cane’s Sauce, Coleslaw
Station #2: House Salad, Pasta Salad
Station #3: Cranberry Farms – Slow Roasted Braised Brisket, Boston Baked Beans, House Made Corn Bread, Mac-n-Cheese
Station #4: Mini Cupcakes, Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Men’s Hockey Exhibition Game: 7pm

Show off your scarlet and white as you pack the arena for the evening. Cheer on your Terriers at this preseason event you don’t want to miss!

The Terrier Pre-game tickets can be purchased separately from the hockey game tickets.  Interested in attending both?  More details on pricing and packages can be found below. 

Terrier Pre-game Only
$20 adults
$8 (12 and under)
$15 recent grads

Terrier Pre-game & Ticket to the Hockey Game
$35 adult
$23 (12 and under)
$30 recent grad
Seats will be in Section 110 in Agganis Arena

  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 4:30pm – 10pm
  • Cost: See description for pricing information
  • Location: The Lawn at 10 Buick St.
    (behind FitRec)

The Best of BU Luncheon & University Alumni Awards

Event | October 1st, 2016 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 50th reunion class of 1966, Golden Terriers, Claflin Society, loyal and generous donors, and many more.

The University Alumni Awards will be presented at the luncheon.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award include:

Bonnie Arnold, COM’78, Co-president of Feature Animation, DreamWorks
Gilbert Caldwell, STH’58Retired, United Methodist Church, Co-founder of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Co-founder, United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church
Ruth MacFarlane Hunter, ENG’64, Questrom’86, Principal Technical Advisor for Logistics and Emergency Management, US Department of Transportation, Volpe

Plated Luncheon:
Arugula, Shaved Parmesan, Lemon, and White Balsamic Vinaigrette (pre-set)
Cider Glazed Chicken
Vegetarian Option: Butternut Squash with Brownbutter Sage
Sweet Potato Hash, Broccoli Rabe
Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc will be served with lunch
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream, coffee & tea

*Kosher Meals and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated

Pricing for Luncheon:
Golden Terriers & Guests – $20 each
Recent Graduates (2006-2016) – $20 each
Special Interest Groups – $20 each
General Admission – $30

  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 12pm – 2pm
  • Cost: $20 Golden Terriers & Recent Grads, $25 Special Interest Groups, $30 General
  • Location: George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

College of Fine Arts: Sound Icon Concert

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

Boston-based new music sinfonietta performing Rick Burkhardt’s Great Hymn of Thanksgiving and Alban, Richard Carrick’s Dark Flow, and Fred Lerdahl’s Time After Time, as part of two-part residency with the Center for New Music.

  • Date: Friday, September 30
  • Time: 8pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave.

College of Fine Arts: Distinguished Alumni Awards Cocktail Reception & Ceremony

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

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

2016 CFA Award Winners:

Joel Christian Gill, SVA’04; Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art; Comic Book Artist
Beth Morrison, SOM’94; Opera and Theatre Producer; Singer; Voice Teacher
Peter Paige, SOT’91; Creator, Producer, Actor, Director

  • Date: Friday, September 30
  • Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Questrom School of Business, Trustee Ballroom, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way

BU @ Fenway: Pre-game BBQ & Game

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

Join in the madness at Fenway Park as the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays. Catch up with fellow alumni and friends for a pre-game BBQ in the exclusive Champions Club. Don’t miss out on pictures with Wally before heading to the BU group section in the Grandstands!

Registration includes:
-Game ticket (BU Section – Right Field Grandstand, Section 7)
-Unlimited Buffet: Seasonal Field Greens Salad, Red Bliss Potato Salad, Buttered Corn on the Cob, Beef Fenway Franks, Veggie Burgers, Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Barbecue Chicken, Sliced Seasonal Fruit, Cookies & Brownies
-Cash Bar
-Photos with Wally @ the BU branded step & repeat
-On campus parking included

  • Date: Friday, September 30
  • Time: 5:30pm Pre-game, 7:10pm First Pitch
  • Cost: $95, $75 Recent Grad
  • Location: Champions Club, Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way

50th Reunion & Golden Terrier Luncheon

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

Come together with the Golden Terriers, our distinguished alumni who graduated from BU 50 or more years ago, to celebrate your class, as you are welcomed into the Golden Terrier ranks.

12:00pm Cocktails
12:30pm Lunch

Plated Luncheon Menu
Baby Greens, Quinoa, Dried Raisins, Cider and Citrus Vinaigrette (pre-set)
Herb Roasted Salmon
Vegetarian Option: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage
Roasted Potato, Grilled Asparagus
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will be served with lunch
Apple Cranberry Pie with Crumb Topping and Vanilla Ice Cream

*Kosher meals and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated

  • Date: Friday, September 30
  • Time: 12:30pm
  • Cost: Class of 1966 & Guest Complimentary, Golden Terriers $20
  • LocationQuestrom School of Business, Trustee Ballroom, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way 

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez Exhibition

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez showcases mixed-media installations and jacquard-woven photo tapestries that explore class, gender, and race through popular culture, social media, and dress. The exhibition is organized by The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI with gratitude extended to BMO Harris Bank, Herzfeld Foundation, and Sargento Food, Inc., for major support of this exhibition and to the WI Arts Board, with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Date: Friday, September 30 –
    Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 12pm – 5pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: 808 Gallery,
    808 Commonwealth Ave.

College of Fine Arts: School of Visual Arts Student Showcase

Event | September 30th, 2016 in

The School of Visual Arts Student Showcase features paintings, sculptures, prints, and graphic design by undergraduate students.

  • Date: Friday, September 30 –
    Saturday, October 1
  • Time: 12pm – 5pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave.

African American Storytelling in Sequential Art: Panel Discussion

Event | September 29th, 2016 in

While most of us are familiar with the centrality of storytelling and oral tradition in African American literature, we may not realize the role they have played in the visual arts as well. Comic books and graphic novels are not just a medium of visual culture that speaks mainly to a white audience interested in depicting their version of heroes and villains. Throughout the years, sequential artists have added the stories of African Americans to the familiar exploits both of superheroes and ordinary people. The everyday lives, history and literature of African Americans brought to the graphic page have added a new dimension to the African American visual storytelling tradition. Join us as we bring together scholars to share their insights about sequential art’s impact on African American storytelling. CAS Assistant Professor Ross Barrett will speak to the art historical tradition of African American storytelling through its visual imagery. Comic book artist, Joel Christian Gill (CFA ’04) will discuss his graphic novels that depict African American male characters in little known African American stories. University of Iowa Professor Deborah Elizabeth Whaley will address the depiction of Black women in comic books and graphic novels. Dr. Mary Anne Boelcskevy of the African American Studies Program will moderate and lead audience discussion. Join us for what promises to be an exciting event!

Commentary: Ross Barrett, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Boston University
Narratives in African American Art

The narrative tradition is a strong aspect of African American art. Henry Ossawa Tanner’s 1893 The Banjo Lesson and Palmer Hayden’s 1938 Midsummer Night in Harlem are just two examples of the kinds of stories African American visual artists have told over the centuries. Dr. Barrett will lay out a broad landscape for the storytelling tradition in African American Art.

Speaker: Joel Christian Gill (CFA ’04), Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art
Telling New Stories

In Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History (Fulcrum, 2014), alumnus Joel Christian Gill (CFA’04) brings to light nine little-known African American stories. With words and pictures by Gill, Strange Fruit offers not superheroes but what Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls “extraordinary-ordinary black folks making ‘a way out of no way.’” Mr. Gill will share his insights as a working visual artist with us.

Speaker: Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, Associate Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at the University of Iowa:
Women of African Descent in Sequential Art

While we may be more familiar with male characters such as Nick Fury, Falcon, and Black Panther, Dr. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley opens up the female tradition for us in her study, Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Animé (U of Washington, 2016). Her book examines the treatment of the Black female subject in sequential art. Her investigation explores “the process by which Black women metaphorically remark upon or remake ideas of the self, the nation state, and belonging within the nation” (182). Dr. Whaley will add a crucial perspective to the consideration of African American storytelling in sequential art.

Moderator: Mary Anne Boelcskevy, Senior Lecturer, Master Level, African American Studies at Boston University

This project is supported in part by an Arts Grant from The BU Arts Initiative – Office of the Provost www.bu.edu/arts. Also supported by the BU Center for the Humanities, BU School of Visual Arts, BU Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Refreshments will be served.

  • Date: Thursday, September 29
  • Time: 4pm – 6:30pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Conference Auditorium, 2nd Floor, George Sherman Union,
    775 Commonwealth Ave.

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez Exhibition

Event | September 29th, 2016 in

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez showcases mixed-media installations and jacquard-woven photo tapestries that explore class, gender, and race through popular culture, social media, and dress. The exhibition is organized by The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI with gratitude extended to BMO Harris Bank, Herzfeld Foundation, and Sargento Food, Inc., for major support of this exhibition and to the WI Arts Board, with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Date: Thursday, September 29
  • Time: 12pm – 8pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: 808 Gallery,
    808 Commonwealth Ave.

College of Fine Arts: School of Visual Arts Student Showcase

Event | September 29th, 2016 in

The School of Visual Arts Student Showcase features paintings, sculptures, prints, and graphic design by undergraduate students.

  • Date: Thursday, September 29
  • Time: 12pm – 8pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave.

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez Exhibition

Event | September 28th, 2016 in

Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez showcases mixed-media installations and jacquard-woven photo tapestries that explore class, gender, and race through popular culture, social media, and dress. The exhibition is organized by The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI with gratitude extended to BMO Harris Bank, Herzfeld Foundation, and Sargento Food, Inc., for major support of this exhibition and to the WI Arts Board, with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 28
  • Time: 12pm – 5pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: 808 Gallery,
    808 Commonwealth Ave.

College of Fine Arts: School of Visual Arts Student Showcase

Event | September 28th, 2016 in

The School of Visual Arts Student Showcase features paintings, sculptures, prints, and graphic design by undergraduate students.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 28
  • Time: 12pm – 5pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave.