October 23: Visiting Artist Mernet Larsen

Visiting Artist: Mernet Larsen (Tim Hamill Lecture) Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 pm Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Since the late 1970s, Mernet Larsen has engaged with the history and idioms of geometric abstraction. In the early 2000s her work took a crucial turn, developing a unique marriage of abstraction and figuration that has been […]

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September 20: Visiting Artist Sedrick Huckaby

Visiting Artist: Sedrick Huckaby Thursday, September 20, 6:30 pm Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. 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, neighbors, and family on a monumental scale, elevating them to the status of Renaissance icons. His […]

MFA students debut their work at NYC Gallery

Map: Work from Boston University and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts MFA students June 22-July 8 Opening Reception: June 22, 6-8 pm 1969 Gallery 103 Allen St., New York, NY Didier William and Josephine Halvorson, artists, professors, and chairs of their respective MFA programs, have collaborated to present a selection of their students’ work […]

BU Tanglewood Institute: From the Director’s Desk | February 2018

Greetings from all of us at Boston University Tanglewood Institute! This time of year is always exciting for the BUTI team—applications are being reviewed and summer plans are being solidified—and we look forward to what will be another electrifying summer at Tanglewood. We will welcome an accomplished faculty drawn from the BU School of Music, the Boston […]

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$10 Million Gift Names New CFA Theater

This article was originally published on BU Today. When leading global financier and self-described sports zealot Steve Zide stepped up with a $10 million naming gift for the BU theater complex under construction on the Charles River Campus, he suspected the decision might surprise a few people. A theater? But as BU trustee Zide tells […]

Categories: Theatre

Visual Arts Summer Institute: Apply Now

Visual Arts Summer Institute July 1–27, 2018 Applications are now being accepted for the Visual Arts Summer Institute (VASI), an intensive program of college-level courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Boston University School of Visual Arts. Through VASI’s four-week program, high school students can earn three college credits while developing exceptional portfolios […]


CFA unveils new Graduate Graphic Design studios

  Due to increasing enrollment, a new permanent home was constructed for the College of Fine Arts Graphic Design MFA program. The fourth floor facility in the 808 building features two spacious open communal studios, offices for faculty and technicians, printing facilities, a seminar room, and two large classrooms with LCD projectors and critique walls. The […]

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Video: 3 Steps to Prepare a College Art Portfolio

Applying to art school? You’ll probably need a portfolio as part of your application. We’ve broken it down to 3 steps to help guide you in putting together a stellar portfolio that will get you into your first-choice college. Boston University School of Visual Arts offers BFA degrees with majors in Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Art Education. […]

Inside the Artists Studios

A behind-the-scenes tour of School of Visual Arts student workspace In the video above, School of Visual Arts painting and sculpture majors prepare their year-end projects in studios atop the CFA building. Video by Jason Kimball Originally featured on BU Today Stop by the fifth floor of the College of Fine Arts as the spring […]

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Seeking CFA Performers for Distinguished Alumni Awards Event

Now seeking CFA Students to participate in the CFA Distinguished Alumni Awards on Friday, September 21, 2018.  Calling all interested CFA performers – actors, visual artists and musicians! We need your help to create an exciting, thought-provoking event that will showcase the best of our talented emerging artists as we honor three outstanding CFA alumni […]

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Q + A with CFA alum Katy Rubin (CFA’07)

Katy Rubin (CFA’07) will be honored with a 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award on Friday, September 21, 2018. We asked Katy to share more about her career path and her passion for theatre.  Question: Did you always know you wanted to work in theatre? Can you tell us more about what led you to where you […]


BU Art Galleries announces upcoming fall exhibitions

Boston University Art Galleries (BUAG), the consortium comprised of the Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, Annex, and 808 Gallery, is pleased to announce upcoming exhibitions and programming. Serving the Boston University community, as well as the greater Boston and New England public, BUAG is committed to a culturally inclusive and interdisciplinary interpretation of […]