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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Spring 2018 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 2018 Lectures Keltie Ferris Tuesday, February 6, 7:30 pm Room 303, 808 Commonwealth Ave. Keltie Ferris is known for her large-scale canvases covered […]

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March 28: Visiting Artist Miwa Matreyek

  Visiting Artist: Miwa Matreyek Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 pm Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Ave. Miwa Matreyek is an animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. Coming from a background in animation by way of collage, Matreyek creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette, at the cross […]

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February 7: Visiting Artist Laurie Anderson

  Visiting Artist: Laurie Anderson Wednesday, February 7, 7 pm Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Ave. Laurie Anderson is a visual artist, composer, musician, film director and writer at the forefront of the American avant-garde for over four decades. A fixture in the realms of contemporary art, experimental theater and music, she has consistently pushed disciplinary […]

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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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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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Alumni Weekend 2018

SAVE THE DATE. September 20-23, 2018 Bigger party. More reasons to celebrate CFA. Join BU Fine Arts alumni in seeing, hearing, and experiencing what’s new and what’s timeless at the College of Fine Arts. It’s a weekend of special events and celebrations. Highlights include: Tour of the new BU Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Behind-the-scenes […]


CFA reacts to Obama presidential portraits

February 13, 2018 How often is the national conversation focused on art and artists? Perhaps the latest blockbuster film or surprise album release captures the attention of millions, but the acquisition of two portraits sparking a nation-wide conversation? A rare phenomenon. Artists and alumni from the CFA community naturally had some thoughts on the Smithsonian’s […]

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Meet the Faculty: BU Tanglewood Institute

BUTI faculty are the backbone of what we do, and they’re leaders in the field. But they’re so much more than that. Enjoy these video profiles as you get to know these incredible people. Check out the full faculty list here. Jennifer Bill, Saxophone Coach, Young Artists Wind Ensemble and Assistant Director, Saxophone Workshop Penelope […]

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Rhinoceros to open Booth Theatre

The first production in the new Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre at Boston University takes a piercing look at the fallibility of humanity in the face of authoritarianism. The School of Theatre at Boston University College of Fine Arts will open the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre with Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinoceros in February. Tickets are now […]

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“Juliana Gamble: I will take you with me” in the Commonwealth Gallery

Juliana Gamble: I will take you with me February 4-9, 2018 Commonwealth Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue Reception: Friday February 9, 3-5 pm Featuring work by MFA Painting candidate Juliana Gamble. The Commonwealth Gallery is dedicated to providing current School of Visual Arts graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to show their work in a professional exhibition space. The […]

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Martin Messinger: Giving to Endow the Future

Martin Messinger, a managing director of the independent investment management firm Neuberger Berman LLC, is a summer resident of the Berkshires and a longtime patron of the arts. He helped Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) celebrate its 50th anniversary, in 2016, with a gift of $105,000: $100,000 to endow the Eastman Scholarship Fund and $5,000 […]

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