Boston University School of Visual Arts MFA Student Exhibitions 2010

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, Education, News Releases, Student News
April 7th, 2010

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 |
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 |

(Boston, MA) – The Boston University College of Fine Arts announces its 2010 graduate student exhibitions, presenting the work of students receiving their Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees from the School of Visual Arts this spring. On April 16, the MFA Graphic Design exhibition will open at BUAG at the Stone Gallery, the MFA Painting and Sculpture exhibition will open at the 808 Gallery, and the MFA Art Education exhibition will open at Gallery 5. All exhibit spaces are within easy walking distance of each other and visitors are invited to take a self-guided gallery tour. Opening receptions for the exhibitions, which are free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, April 16, 6:00-8:00pm.

The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is a community of artists within a great university and in a city that offers diversity within a vibrant arts culture. Founded in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The first-rate teaching and mentoring of its regular faculty is supplemented by a vibrant program of visiting artists, guest lecture series, and exhibitions. The School offers introductory and advanced classes in painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, and printmaking. A solid background in art history, contemporary critical analysis, and liberal arts complements the studio arts courses.

The intensive program in graphic design leading to the MFA degree is a conceptually based course of study and consists of regular critiques by a faculty of practicing professionals and professional training in advanced design technology. Students are encouraged to explore new ideas, maintain and promote the highest design standards, and keep themselves abreast of contemporary developments in the graphic design field.

Each student in the MFA painting program concentrates on developing a personal artistic vision. Student work is enriched through contact with the ideas and experiences of a distinguished painting faculty, visiting artists, and fellow students. Students acquire and practice new painting techniques and explore ideas and images by generating paintings, drawings, and prints, all of which are part of this exhibition.

Students in the studio teaching and art education programs concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and create art with personal meaning. The exhibition consists of the work students have done in extensive studio art classes.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a center of rich cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.


MFA Exhibitions
Friday, April 16 – Sunday, May 2
Opening Receptions: Friday, April 16, 6:00-8:00pm

MFA Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
808 Gallery

MFA Graphic Design Exhibition
BUAG at the Stone Gallery

MFA Art Education Exhibition
Gallery 5

BFA Exhibitions
Friday, May 7 – Sunday, May 16
Opening Receptions: Friday, May 7, 6:00-8:00pm

BFA Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
BUAG at the Stone Gallery, Commonwealth Gallery, Room 102, and Gallery 5

BFA Graphic Design Exhibition
Sherman Gallery

Admission to the exhibitions and all related events are free and open to the public.


Art Galleries at Boston University:
Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 1-5pm

808 Gallery: 808 Commonwealth Ave.

BUAG at the Stone Gallery: 855 Commonwealth Ave., 1st floor

Commonwealth Gallery: 855 Commonwealth Ave., 1st floor

Gallery 5: 855 Commonwealth Ave., 5th floor

Room 102: 855 Commonwealth Ave., 1st floor

Sherman Gallery: 775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd floor


To request press passes, images, or additional information, please contact either:
Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or

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Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or

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