April 2: Visiting Artist Judith Barry

  Judith Barry Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Judith Barry is a pioneer of performance art, video, and installation art. Her research-based practice engages viewers through visually immersive environments that make use of emerging technologies. Her work probes deeply into questions of gender, perception, language, the body, and the role […]

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Announcing the Spring 2019 Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series

Hosted by the graduate programs in Painting and Sculpture at Boston University, the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture series brings practicing artists to campus to present their work. All lectures are free and open to the public. Spring 2019 Lectures Jim Skuldt Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 pm Room 346, 808 Commonwealth Avenue Interested in the mediated realities we construct, […]

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A Few Conversations Between Women: Breehan James & Madeleine Bialke (CFA’16)

As part of the exhibition “A Few Conversations Between Women” at the Boston University Art Galleries, we asked BU faculty and alumni to discuss their work, their influences, and what community means to them. Episode 1 features Painting professor Breehan James and alum Madeleine Bialke (CFA 16). About the Exhibition: A Few Conversations Between Women stimulates […]

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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 […]

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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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Building Your Professional Presence – Feb 6, 5pm

Date: Feb 6, 2019 5pm Location: CFA Room 500 Learn how to establish your online presence. Dr. Jennifer Bill, the instructor of “Building Your Professional Presence,” (CFA MU 551) will present resources and tools to help launch your website and manage your social media. Open to CFA Graduate and Undergraduate students. Registration Required! Please RSVP […]


LinkedIn 101 – Jan 30, 2019 6pm

Date: Jan 30, 2019 6pm Location: CFA Room 500 Experts from BU’s Center for Career Development will teach you how to build a great profile, explore internships and jobs, and network. Please bring your laptop and establish a LinkedIn account prior to attending. Open to CFA Graduate and Undergraduate students and BU Community. Registration Required! […]


First Issue of CFA Magazine Available Now

Capturing the spirit and energy of the CFA artistic community CFA magazine has a new look and new attitude. Its bold design and fresh content reflect the diversity of perspectives within our community and put a stake in the ground on issues of national importance. Make sure to check out the following features in the […]


Spring Operas: Dolores Claiborne & The Cunning Little Vixen

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre announce the spring 2019 season of operas, beginning with Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne, a re-telling of Stephen King’s thriller co-commissioned with New York City Opera, and Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, which will receive its premiere this summer at the […]

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BU Today feature: Women and Gender Bias in Post-#MeToo Hollywood

This article was originally published in BU Today on November 13, 2018 by Megan Wollhouse.  Actor and comedian Michaela Watkins recalls the day a prospective showrunner matter-of-factly told her that shows written, directed, and acted by women simply don’t succeed commercially. He made the comment while interviewing for a job on the comedy Benched, which Watkins […]

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BU Today feature: Flying Rhino’s Beef Wellington an Ideal Holiday Dish

     This article was originally published in BU Today on December 20, 2018 by Megan Wollhouse. Video by Alan Wong. There’s nothing boring, or even ordinary, about a meal at the Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole in Worcester. Its popular Philly cheesesteak sandwich features chicken, not beef. The Mediterranean fattoush salad? It […]

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BU Today feature: Who Can Build the Better Gingerbread House: CFA or ENG?

  This article was originally published in BU Today on December 17, 2018 by Alan Wong.  On a cold winter night last week, students from two BU schools went head-to-head in a West Campus meeting room. The object? Which two-person team, one from the College of Fine Arts, one from the College of Engineering, could […]

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BU Today feature: Winter People Shines a Light on a Different Side of the Hamptons

This article was originally published in BU Today on December 13, 2018 by Sara Rimer.  Laura Neill grew up in Southampton, on eastern Long Island, but no, she doesn’t know the Kardashians or any of the other fabulously rich and famous people who descend on the Hamptons each summer. Neill’s family—her father is a Stony […]

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