October 25: Designer and Illustrator Amber Vittoria (CFA’12)

Herstory: Amber Vittoria Thursday, October 25, 6:30 pm COM 101 (first floor) 630 Commonwealth Avenue Last season AIGA Boston and Boston University College of Fine Arts introduced HERSTORY, a new lecture series celebrating and fostering women’s achievements in design. Join us at HERSTORY with designer, illustrator, and BU alum Amber Vittoria (CFA’12). Vittoria aims to break the ‘ideal […]

October 17: SVA Open Studios

  School of Visual Arts BFA Open Studios Wednesday, October 17, 7 pm 855 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor Come to the annual SVA Open Studios. Undergraduates in the School of Visual Arts open their studios to the public in an event for students by students. Enjoy free food, free art, and a lot of fun! […]

Categories: events, Visual Arts

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 […]

Categories: Alumni News, BUAG, Visual Arts

October 18: Visiting Artist Liz Glynn

  Liz Glynn: Monuments, Mythologies, and Other Things that Fall Apart October 18, 6:30 GSU Auditorium 775 Commonwealth Avenue Free and open to the public. This lecture is co-sponsored by the BU Arts Initiative and Now + There. Join us for a lecture by interdisciplinary artist Liz Glynn, whose installation Open House transforms the Commonwealth […]

October 23: Visiting Artist Mernet Larsen

Visiting Artist: Mernet Larsen (Tim Hamill Lecture) Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 pm Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave. Since the late 1970s, Mernet Larsen has engaged with the history and idioms of geometric abstraction. In the early 2000s her work took a crucial turn, developing a unique marriage of abstraction and figuration that has been […]

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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 […]

Categories: Theatre

Visual Arts Summer Institute: Apply Now

Visual Arts Summer Institute July 1–27, 2018 Applications are now being accepted for the Visual Arts Summer Institute (VASI), an intensive program of college-level courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Boston University School of Visual Arts. Through VASI’s four-week program, high school students can earn three college credits while developing exceptional portfolios […]


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 […]

Categories: Visual Arts

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 […]

Categories: Visual Arts

Financial Literacy for Artists – Oct 25, 2018

Date: Oct 25, 2018, 6:30pm Location: CFA Room 500 This workshop, offered by Emily Worden, teacher of the spring course called Career Development for Artists (FA 520), is a MUST for all art students. Emily will discuss basic financial literacy for artists including managing a budget, managing debt and loans, savings and supporting an arts […]


Music in the Mountains

How a BU alum founded the Bendada Music Festival and helped revitalize a forgotten Portuguese village  Videos by Jason Kimball | Story by Devin Hahn Read the full article in Bostonia

Categories: Alumni News, Music