Past Events

Department of History of Art & Architecture Graduate Symposium Keynote Address

KEYNOTE ADDRESS "Thinking with Objects: Visibility, Imagination, and the Art of Remaking in Dakar’s Creative Economy" Dr. Joanna Grabski Professor and Chair of Art History and Visual Culture at Denison University Friday, March 24, 2017, 5:30 pm Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM The 33rd Annual Boston University... More

Motion Art – Thursday 3/30 at 8pm

Boston University's Dance Theater Group presents Motion Art in the 808 Gallery on Thursday 3/30 from 8-9pm. Motion Art is an opportunity for dancers, musicians, singers, poets, to perform group pieces throughout the 808 Art Gallery. It is a free event open to the public and will feature spoken word, More

Nabeela Vega: Ongoing Friday Performances

Each Friday afternoon (through March 24) in the 808 Gallery, Nabeela Vega’s performative persona Thahab will conduct a special Friday Prayer. Through weekly prayer, Thahab creates space to reflect on and consider multiplicities of the Muslim experience or just lay on the grass for a moment of meditation. The persona “Thahab” explores the identity... More

Designing BLACK Futures

Join us for the first event with one of our Occupant Residents Intelligent Mischief for a conversation with: John Jennings Harvard University Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow  http://dubois.fas.harvard.edu/john-jennings Ken Bailey Principal, Design Studio for Social Intervention http://www.ds4si.org/ Cara Michell Co-Chair, Harvard Black in Design Conference http://caramichell.com/ Sharing images and reflections on their work, these three artists and designers will discuss... More

Curator Talk with Lynne Cooney and Kimber Chewning

Wednesday, February 22, 6 PM, Stone Gallery Join curators Lynne Cooney and Kimber Chewning on a tour of Occupancies. The tour will begin in the Stone Gallery and will end in the 808 gallery. The curators will share their experience working on the exhibition, highlighting select works that exemplify the curatorial... More

Making Room: Practicing Feminisms Today

Saturday, February 25, 9 AM-1:30 PM 808 Gallery Making Room: Practicing Feminisms Today will engage an intergenerational group of women across disciplines in discussion around how feminisms are constructed and employed today. By creating spaces for women's voices and visibilities, the symposium will address current discourses, debates, and contestations around interpretations of feminisms;... More

Performance: Dell M. Hamilton Blues\Blank\Black

Thursday, March 16, 7 PM, 808 Gallery Drawing on excerpts from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and Beloved, Blues\Blank\Black conflates fiction, folklore, live art and persona through gesture, color, repetition and remix to investigate trauma and spectatorship.

Exhibiting Gender

Monday, November 7 at 2pm Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue The panel explores themes around the politics of visibility and power relations as they relate to representation, seeing, and being seen. Responding to ideas present in Gutierrez's work, panelists will also discuss the visual and social constructions of... More

Price of Memory – Film Screening with Q&A

Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 7pm College of Fine Arts Concert Hall 855 Commonwealth Avenue The Boston University Art Galleries is pleased to present the documentary The Price of Memory including a Q&A session with director/producer/writer Karen Marks Mafundikwa.  The film screening, held in conjunction with the current exhibition Ebony G. Patterson: Dead... More

Gallery Talk with Robert T. Sweeney

Friday, March 18th at 4:30pm Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Ave Robert T. Sweeney (CFA'70,'72), William R. Mead Professor of Art and Chair of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College, will give a gallery talk in conjunction with Qualities of Stillness: Paintings by Joseph Ablow, on view through March 20th.