Historic Boston University Art Gallery Space Named for Long-Time BU Benefactor Faye G. Stone

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
March 29th, 2007

Contact: Erin Whipple, 617-358-1688 | ewhipple@bu.edu
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

Boston — The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) announces that its primary exhibition space has been named in honor of prominent BU Alumna and benefactor, Faye G. Stone (1926-2006).

“Boston University is grateful to the late Mrs. Faye G. Stone and the Stone family for their generous leadership gift to the College of Fine Arts capital campaign, made several months before Mrs. Stone’s death on November 26, 2006,” said Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw, Director of BUAG. “This important gift enabled the primary exhibition space of BUAG to be named the “Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery.”

In honor of the Stone family’s generosity and to mark a new phase of BUAG’s development, the gallery will henceforth be known as BUAG at the Stone Gallery.

According to Cutshaw, “as we approach our 50th year as the primary exhibition venue at Boston University, we look forward to the future possibilities that this gift will encourage. Faye G. Stone was our most loyal patron and we are privileged to have her name, along with the historic Stone family, as part of our 21st century identity.”

Dedicated to serving the public of New England as well as the University community, BUAG is a non-profit art gallery geared toward an interdisciplinary interpretation of art and culture. Maintaining an ongoing exhibition schedule in its current location since 1958, exhibitions focus on international, national, and regional art developments, chiefly in the 20th century. BUAG has a particular commitment to offer a culturally inclusive view of art, one that expands the boundaries of museum exhibitions.

BUAG is located at 855 Commonwealth Avenue, at the Stone Gallery inside the College of Fine Arts building on the Boston University campus (BU West T stop on the “B” Green Line). Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 1 – 5 pm. For more information please visit www.bu.edu/art.

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