Past Exhibitions


Qualities of Stillness: Paintings by Joseph Ablow

January 11th, 2016

January 22 - March 20, 2016 Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue Qualities of Stillness: Paintings by Joseph Ablow surveys three decades of still-life painting of venerated Boston University School of Visual Arts Professor Emeritus Joseph Ablow. The artist dedicated his later studio practice to the consideration of simple... More

Raul Gonzalez III: Regalo

August 21st, 2015

October 30 – December 13, 2015 Raul Gonzalez III is a multi-media artist born in El Paso, Texas and based in Greater Boston. Gonzalez combines pop culture imagery, cultural stereotypes, political propaganda, and traditional portraiture in spirited, poignant, and powerful illustrative works. For this exhibition, Gonzalez will create a site-specific... More

Hannah Cole: Caring for Surfaces

August 10th, 2015

November 6 – December 18, 2015 Sherman Gallery 755 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor Opening Reception - Friday, November 6, 6-7:30pm Hannah Cole (CFA ’05) creates meticulously detailed paintings that take as their subject the everyday objects in the artist’s immediate surroundings. Recently, Cole has turned her attention to the industrial fragments and urban... More

Printer’s Proof: Thirty Years at Wingate Studio

August 10th, 2015

October 30 – December 13, 2015 Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue An exhibition to commemorate thirty years of artistic production at Wingate Studio in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. Peter Pettengill, founder and master printer, established Wingate Studio in 1985 after working and training at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. The survey includes approximately... More


August 6th, 2015

September 24 – December 4, 2015 808 Gallery 808 Commonwealth Avenue Internationally renowned artist Willie Cole creates sculptures and installations that alter everyday materials, such as irons, shoes, and bicycles, into layered artworks with multiple autobiographical, art-historical, and socio-political meanings. In AQUAHALLIC, Cole presents a series of chandeliers and a 1959 El Dorado, More

Ariel Freiberg: Unquenchable Thirst

August 6th, 2015

September 11 – October 25, 2015 Sherman Gallery 755 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor Ariel Freiberg’s recent work confronts idealized representations of gendered identities. In her lush and sensuous canvases, Freiberg depicts women’s faces that appear to blend into or emerge out of abstractly painted veils. From painted shards or tears emerge fragments of... More

A Call for Peace

August 6th, 2015

September 11 - October 18 Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue Opening reception Thursday September 10 at 6pm with a lecture by Yukinori Okamura, curator of the Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels in the CFA Concert Hall In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, A Call for Peace... More

Best Dressed Signs

Best Dressed Signs – Tight Spaces

August 26th, 2014

September 2 - 21 The BUAG Annex is pleased to present Tight Spaces, the first solo exhibition in a university gallery by Boston-based Best Dressed Signs, founded by sign painter Josh Luke and Meredith Kasabian. The mural, painted in electric shades of blue, pink, orange and yellow, fully engages the "tight... More