Dedicated to serving the Boston University community as well as the greater Boston and New England public, the BOSTON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY (BUAG) is a non-profit art gallery geared toward an interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture. Maintaining an ongoing exhibition schedule in its current location on Commonwealth Avenue since 1958, exhibitions focus on international, national, and regional art developments, chiefly in the twentieth century. BUAG has a particular commitment to offer a culturally inclusive view of art, one that expands the boundaries of museum exhibitions.
BUAG presents four to five exhibitions annually. Exhibitions are curated internally, often incorporating the rich talent and resources found on campus and in the Boston area, or are borrowed from other institutions. Through exhibitions and educational programs, BUAG seeks to present a cultural and historical context of art and to acknowledge the artistic contributions of under-recognized sectors of the population. Each spring our season closes by highlighting the achievements of School of Visual Art students with the MFA Graphic Design and Senior Thesis exhibitions.
Gallery lectures, panel discussions, and symposia (often co-sponsored with other regional institutions and university departments) regularly accompany the exhibitions, as do high quality scholarly catalogs.
BUAG’s diverse exhibition history includes works by the following impressive list of artists: Josef Albers, Brooke Alexander, David Aronson, Felice Beato, Margaret Bourke-White, Philip Guston, Al Held, Hans Hofmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Joyce Kozloff, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Jacques Lipschitz, Whitfield Lovell, Michael Mazur, Alice Neel, David Smith, Raphael Soyer, Pat Steir, John Walker, and Edward Weston.