Gallery @ BU Arts Initiative

The BU Arts Initiative office space also serves as a gallery for student work. The gallery is open for viewing Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.
For the Spring 2018 semester, the gallery is curated by Angela Chen & the office space committee.

Currently on display: Isabella Loarte-Ciudad (CAS ’20) – April 13 – Summer, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 20th from 6:00-7:00pm, BU Arts Initiative (GSU, 2nd Floor)

Next Exhibition: See you next Fall!

BU Arts Initiative Office Gallery Submission Protocol:

BU Arts Initiative hopes to engage Boston University’s diverse population of artists through the student-curated student gallery located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union building (775 Commonwealth Ave) within the Arts Initiative office.  In reflection of our mission to integrate art into the educational experience of every BU student, we encourage both art and non-art majors throughout Boston University’s 17 schools to submit non-graded artwork to be showcased and shared with the broader BU community.

To streamline the strenuous process of curating and installing artwork for the BU Arts Initiative office gallery, we require artists to submit their artwork with:

  • Images of artworks. Please name image files with your last name and the work’s title, separated by a period (e.g. Smith.Untitled).
  • Dimensions.
  • Medium.
  • Artist statement. Please provide a statement of no more than one page describing your artistic vision, especially in the context of the work(s) you have submitted.

*Artworks submitted without the above information will not be considered.

Two dimensional artworks will hang from an H-track system. If selected, works on canvas must come with hanging wire. Works on paper must come framed with hanging wire OR mounted on foam board. If your two dimensional artwork comes on another material besides canvas or paper, we will access whether we can hang it on a case-by-case basis.


We try our best to accommodate a variety of mediums, but the dimensions and available space present limitations. If artists are concerned about the installation of their artwork, which may be of unique medium or fragile nature, please contact an Arts Initiative office committee member.