Friday September 20 3-4:30pm Join alumni and faculty from Creative Writing for live poetry & fiction featuring a display of the Artist’s Books collaboration between visual and writing MFA programs. You can also take in the exhibit of NY painter Leidy Churchman entitled Lazy River and chat with BU Art Gallery Director, Kate McNamara. Readers will include: Leslie Epstein, Director of Creative Writing Kimberly Elkins (Fiction 2010) Calvin Olsen (Poetry 2011) Megan Fernandes (Poetry 2012) Tony Wallace (Fiction 1997)
Featuring Leidy Churchman in conversation with Amy Sillman Tuesday September 24 at 6pm We invite you to join the Boston University Art Gallery in celebrating the release of EMERGENCY, a book produced on the occasion of Leidy Churchman’s exhibition LAZY RIVER, on view now through October 20th, 2013. Leidy Churchman is a painter who lives and works in New York. His work has recently been shown at Silberkuppe, Berlin; LISTE, Basel; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Stroom Den Haag, The Hague; the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; and Sunday L.E.S., New York. His forthcoming exhibitions include those at Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Churchman received his MFA from Columbia University in 2010, and his BA from Hampshire College in 2002. From 2011-12, he was a resident artist at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Frieze d/e, and GLU Magazine. Amy Sillman is a painter whose work engages with formal, psychological, and historical approaches to painting and to areas adjacent to painting, such as feminism, humor, collaboration. She is particularly interested in awkwardness, and in negotiating between abstraction and figuration, word and image, corporeality and thinking. Her work has been exhibited and written about widely in museums and galleries in the US and, more recently, internationally. Sillman has received numerous awards, including a Radcliffe Fellowship in 2011, the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowhsip at the American Academy in Berlin in 2009, The Guggenheim... More
November 2 -December 2, 2013 French Cultural Center of Boston The Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery is pleased to collaborate with the French Cultural Center of Boston to exhibit French antiquarian astronomical charts and maps from the Mendillo collection. About the Exhibition: The Mendillo Collection is one of the largest privately held collections of celestial cartography world-wide. The collection has exhibited extensively in several different forms since 1985, when the collaboration with Michael Mendillo and the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery began. The originally exhibition sites included the Boston University Art Gallery, the National Museum of American History, and Williams College Museum of Art. This unique version will be displayed at the French Cultural Center of Boston and focuses on the French works in the collection. The French Cultural Center is located at 53 Marlborough Street. "For a country that called one of its monarchs the Sun King, there can be little surprise that its scientific culture was rich Astronomy...Visions Celestes returns us to the era when science and art, like the twins of Gemini, journeyed arm-in-arm in the quest to visualize our place in the Universe. We return to the times when simple systems described the world--celestial globes and printed constellation maps for the stars--and elegant graphics depicted the competing and controversial systems for planetary motions" -Michael Mendillo, from the introduction of the catalogue
March 29 6-8pm: Film Screening of “Hyman Bloom: The Beauty of All Things,” directed by Angélica Brisk
A screening of a great documentary about painter Hyman Bloom on the anniversary of his 100th birthday.
March 21st 6-8pm: The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate, or Spectacles of Layering and Transparency in 19th- & 20th-Century Anatomy
Lecture by Dr. Michael Sappol, a historian of the National Library of Medicine, followed by a reception. Sponsorship provided by the Boston University Center for the Humanities
March 5th, 6 – 8 PM: By the Book: Methods and Practice of Visualizing the Body in 19th-century America
Lecture by Dr. Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair of the Art of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, followed by a reception. Sponsored by the Boston University Department of the History of Art & Architecture
March 1st, 5:30 – 7 PM: Keynote Address for the 29th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium on the History of Art & Architecture
Dr. Maria Loh (Willis F. Doney Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ) presents "Still Lives: The Dead Man, the Blind Man, and the Ghost in the Portrait" to begin the 2013 Symposium In/Accessible.
February 21st, 6 – 8 PM: Flattening the Body: Art, Anatomy, and Print Culture in the Dutch Golden Age
Lecture by Professor Daniel Margócsy, Assistant Professor of Early Modern History, Hunter College Sponsored by the Boston University History Deparment
February 12th, 6 – 8 PM: Seeing the Unseen: An Evening Conversation with Artists, Anatomists, & Instructors
An Evening Conversation with Artists, Anatomists, & Instructors featuring Douglass Starr (Co-director of the Graduate Program in Science and Medical Journalism, Boston University), Edward Stitt (Practicing Artist & Instructor of Artistic Anatomy, School of Visual Arts, Boston University). Lisa Nilsson (Practicing Artist Certified Medical Assistant), and Ann Zumwalt (Course Director for the Medical Gross Anatomy Course, Boston University School of Medicine) Sponsored by the Boston University Graduate Student Organization.
Kevvy Metal presents a screening of the latest works by Rose Kallal on Thursday, July 26 at 7:30pm. Rose Kallal is a NYC based 16mm film and sound artist. For her multiple 16mm film loop performances and film soundtracks she uses analog synthesizers, guitar, drums and tape delay, drawing upon minimalism, drone, ambient and metal. She has performed alongside Mick Harris (Napalm Death, Scorn) at E.vent Space in London and Spike Island in Bristol UK as part of Narcissus Trance exhibition. Other performances include MoMA pop Rally event Blood Transfusion for a Ghost at PS1, Barefoot in the Head for Performa, and Lady of the Lake at Ramiken Crucible Gallery NYC. Summer Screen brings contemporary film and video art to the Boston University Art Gallery. BUAG is providing complimentary beverages and snacks with a suggested donation of $3. If you missed a previous screening, catch a clip here. GOSSIP (2011) – excerpt from Bobby Abate on Vimeo. Unsubscribe #1: Special Offer Inside from Jodie Mack on Vimeo. Unsubscribe #4: The Saddest Song in the World (2010) from Jodie Mack on Vimeo. E*Rock – The Palace Of Light (Revisited) (2011) from Yoshi Sodeoka on Vimeo. LE RÉVÉLATEUR / BLEU NUIT from Sabrina Ratté on Vimeo. ACTIVATED MEMORY I from Sabrina Ratté on Vimeo. “Emerald Vision” 16mm film loops and sound, 2012 from Rose Kallal on Vimeo.