Alumni Weekend 2018

Celebrate with CFA at Alumni Weekend

September 20-23, 2018
Come to BU Alumni Weekend and celebrate with CFA.

See, hear, & experience what’s new and what’s timeless at the College of Fine Arts.

It’s a weekend of special events and celebrations. Highlights include:

  • 2018 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Awards with honorees:
    Sedrick Huckaby (CFA’97, BUTI’95), Kelly Kaduce (CFA’99),  and Katy Rubin (CFA’07)
  • Tours of the new BU Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre
  • Open rehearsals for the upcoming production of Angels in America
  • BU Symphony Orchestra Lunchtime Concert conducted by Bramwell Tovey
  • MFA Open Studios in graphic design, painting, and sculpture
  • Under a Dismal Boston Skyline on exhibition in the Stone Gallery

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sedrick Huckaby (CFA'97)Contemporary Perspectives Lecture: Sedrick Huckaby (CFA’97)
6:30pm, Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Comm Ave
Each year, the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series (CPLS) invites renowned artists and critics to campus to present their work in a free, public talk, and to engage with students through studio visits,workshops, and critiques. The 2018-19 lecture series welcomes a CFA alumnus back to the School of Visual Arts. Sedrick Huckaby (CFA 97) is a Texas-based painter known for large-scale portraits rendered in thick impasto. His densely built-up paintings portray the artist’s friends and family on a monumental scale, elevating them to the status of Renaissance icons. Huckaby’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where it was recently featured in the exhibition Monuments to Us. Other venues for his work include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Huckaby received his BFA from Boston University in 1997, and his MFA from Yale University in 1999. He is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Bramwell ToveyBU Symphony Orchestra Lunchtime Concert conducted by Bramwell Tovey
12:30pm, Tsai Performance Center, 685 Comm Ave
CFA’s School of Music will present the Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Director of Orchestral Studies, in a lunchtime concert at the Tsai Performance Center on Friday September 21 at 12:30 PM.


Alumni AwardsDistinguished Alumni Awards
5:30pm, Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, 820 Comm Ave
Join as at 5:30 pm in the Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre as we celebrate this year’s honorees: Sedrick Huckaby (CFA’97, BUTI’95), Kelly Kaduce (CFA’99),  and Katy Rubin (CFA’07). 


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Booth Theatre Open House
820 Comm Ave

School of Theatre Open Rehearsals: Angels in America and other productions
855 Comm Ave, 1st Floor Studios

School of Visual Arts Undergraduate Showcase
Commonwealth Gallery + Gallery 5, 855 Comm Ave

MFA Open Studios – Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture with student and faculty guides
2-5pm, 808 Comm Ave., 3rd + 4th floors

School of Visual Arts Undergraduate Open Studios
2-5pm, 808 Comm Ave., 3rd + 5th floors

Boston University Art Galleries Exhibitions

Be sure to check out the following exhibitions while you are on campus for alumni weekend.

A Few Conversations Between Women
808 Gallery, 808 Comm Ave

This exhibition highlights the artistic voices of SVA’s women faculty members and underscores the importance of mentorship of and between women. Participating faculty members have selected the work of women artists that are either a former mentor or a recent alumnae they have mentored.  The exhibition will feature both faculty and alumnae creating a cross-generational dialog and lineage of women artists affiliated with the College of Fine Arts.

Under A Dismal Boston Skyline
Stone Gallery, 855 Comm Ave
This group exhibition examines the city of Boston as a witness to intensely concentrated moments of artistic experimentation in the last few decades. Under A Dismal Boston Skyline takes the group of practitioners, collectively labeled the Boston School and who defined artistic activity outside of the mainstream in Boston in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as a launch point. The exhibition explores affinities in materials and conceptual approach with the Boston School and other artists living and working in the city in the ensuing decades. With a particular focus on photography, video, and performance that challenge archetypes of identity, gender, and community, the exhibition creates a lineage of artists, starting with the 1980s, to those working in recent decades and into the contemporary moment. Presenting seminal work from these periods, this exhibition draws on intersections between the city’s art scene and its counter-cultural underground. Participating artists are: Marilyn Arsem (CFA alum), David Armstrong, Creighton Baxter, Genesis Baez, Melanie Bernier, Dead Art Star, Nan Goldin, Maura Jasper, Cindy Kleine, Justin Leiberman, Steve Locke, Mark Morrisroe, Cobi Moules, Esther Solondz, Mike and Doug Starn, Gail Thacker, Shellburne Thurber, Luther Price, Suara Welitoff, and others.

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