2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions Hosted in multiple installments, the Boston University 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions represent the culmination of two years of intensive studio work and artistic research by graduate candidates in Graphic Design, Painting, and Sculpture. For the first time, this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions are hosted both on-campus and off, simultaneously on view at […]

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April 2: Visiting Artist Judith Barry

  Judith Barry Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Judith Barry is a pioneer of performance art, video, and installation art. Her research-based practice engages viewers through visually immersive environments that make use of emerging technologies. Her work probes deeply into questions of gender, perception, language, the body, and the role […]

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Announcing the Spring 2019 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 2019 Lectures Jim Skuldt Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 pm Room 346, 808 Commonwealth Avenue Interested in the mediated realities we construct, […]

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A Few Conversations Between Women: Breehan James & Madeleine Bialke (CFA’16)

As part of the exhibition “A Few Conversations Between Women” at the Boston University Art Galleries, we asked BU faculty and alumni to discuss their work, their influences, and what community means to them. Episode 1 features Painting professor Breehan James and alum Madeleine Bialke (CFA 16). About the Exhibition: A Few Conversations Between Women stimulates […]

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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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$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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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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Bringing Theatre to Life at BU College of Fine Arts

   School of Theatre Assistant Director McCaela Donovan and Associate Professor James Noone discuss the college’s intensive curriculum; commitment to bold, provocative storytelling; and the creative and innovative production process available at Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre.    

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Pursuing Passions Outside of the Classroom

   School of Visual Arts student Greg Bond (CFA’21) is studying painting and graphic design, but is involved with several other groups on campus.  In this video, Greg talks about his life outside of academics, which includes participating in Boston University acapella and theatre groups. Watch the video to hear more from a current student’s […]

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Giving Day 2019

  The College of Fine Arts is going big for BU Giving Day! With a $100,000 matching gift from Marty Messinger, the arts community at Boston University has a huge opportunity – but we need your participation to unlock the funds. On April 3, your gift to the area at CFA that matters to you […]

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David Martins on Passion, Music Making, and Performing at Symphony Hall

   David Martins, Master Lecturer of Music & Director of the Wind Ensemble, talks about preparing student musicians for Symphony Hall and a professional life. With a dual career as a performer and conductor, David J. Martins balances orchestral and chamber venues with an active teaching and conducting schedule. Professor Martins is a member […]


BU Today feature: Two Wildly Different Miami Plays from One Rising BU Playwright

This article was originally published in BU Today on February 21, 2019. By Joel Brown.  The two plays are wildly different in both style and substance, but both are set in today’s Miami and both focus on young Latinx women. That’s no accident, says playwright Alexis Scheer, the third-year MFA student who wrote both of […]

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BU Today feature: CFA Tackles Tobias Picker Opera Based on a Stephen King Novel

This article was originally published in BU Today on February 19, 2019. By Joel Brown. Murder, dementia, domestic abuse, a broken family—Stephen King’s novel Dolores Claiborne has all the torment and passion of any tragic opera. Composer Tobias Picker thought so, too, and in 2013, he turned King’s best-selling psychological drama into an opera, with a libretto by J. […]

Categories: Music, Opera, Theatre

Wind Ensemble album features original work by BU composers

Boston University Wind Ensemble album produced by Summit Records includes original pieces from composers Richard Cornell, Rodney Lister, Ketty Nez, and John H. Wallace. Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Music is proud to announce the release of Expanding Spaces: Music by Boston University Composers, produced by Summit Records. Conducted by David […]


Lucy Kim, Assistant Professor of Painting, Awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant

We are proud to announce that Lucy Kim, Assistant Professor of Painting in BU School of Visual Arts, was awarded a prestigious Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in the category of Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Lucy Kim is one of  sixteen artists who will receive fellowships of $15,000. “Lucy joined the SVA faculty in 2017 and has already been a […]

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