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MFA candidates show at BU galleries

An oil on canvas painting, "14131" by Bridget McCabe

The next big thing will be on display tonight at Boston University’s art galleries.

The opening receptions for the annual MFA graduate exhibitions — which give master’s candidates at the College of Fine Arts school of visual arts the opportunity to showcase their work before graduating — are being held tonight, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at three of the University’s galleries. The work of the MFA graphic design students will be shown at the BU Art Gallery, at 855 Commonwealth Ave.; the master’s painting exhibition will be in the 808 Gallery, at 808 Commonwealth Ave.; and pieces from the MFA studio teaching program, as well as the MFA/BFA art education programs, will be on view at the Commonwealth Gallery, at 855 Commonwealth Ave.

CFA students typically spend two years completing an MFA; the school’s alumni have taught and exhibited throughout the country and all over the world.