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

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

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 […]

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BU Today feature: Suzuki Method: Respect and Repetition the Best Teachers

This article was originally published in BU Today on December 3, 2018. By Rich Barlow To the average person, Suzuki is a motorcycle. To Madeline Bucci, the word conveys an educational philosophy that could revolutionize how we educate the world’s youngest children. The Suzuki method, named for its developer, violinist Shinichi Suzuki, is an approach to learning […]

BU Today feature: Leftover Turkey? Try the Flying Rhino’s Turkey Tetrazzini

   This article was originally published in BU Today on November 19, 2018. By Megan Woolhouse. Video by Alan Wong. Photos by Jackie Ricciardi. There’s nothing boring, or even ordinary, about a meal at the Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole in Worcester. Its popular Philly cheesesteak sandwich features chicken, not beef. The Mediterranean fattoush salad? […]


Take a Tour of BU College of Fine Arts

  Another typical day at the College of Fine Arts! From orchestra rehearsal to kinetic sculptures to the light & sound lab at Booth Theatre, there is always something amazing happening within the walls of CFA. Take a peek behind-the-scenes of some of our favorite spaces! Established in 1954, Boston University College of Fine Arts […]

Categories: Music, Opera, Theatre, Visual Arts

School of Theatre presents RUNAWAYS musical in Booth Theatre

Elizabeth Swados’ musical RUNAWAYS continues the inaugural season of Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Theatre presents the musical RUNAWAYS at Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre. With book, lyrics, and music by Elizabeth Swados, RUNAWAYS at Booth is directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue with […]


CFA Mourns the Passing of Susan Wharton Conkling

BU College of Fine Arts is saddened to announce the passing of Susan Wharton Conkling, Professor of Music Education in the School of Music. Dr. Conkling joined the Music Education department in the School of Music as a Professor in 2010. “Susan was fiercely devoted to her family, her students, her teaching colleagues, and a […]

Categories: Music

From the Director’s Desk | October 2018

Photo Credit Stratton McCrady As cooler temperatures set in and autumn foliage becomes more vibrant, I reflect on summer 2018 with intense gratitude and look toward summer 2019 with my usual enthusiasm and excitement. The 53rd season of Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) was one of breaking records and expanding our reach. We saw our largest and most geographically […]


Drawing Students Learn from Observation at the BU Biology Natural History Museum

  Skulls, insects, and stuffed mammals fill the shelves at the Boston University Biology Natural History Museum. It’s a bit quirky and maybe even a bit spooky if you don’t like taxidermy, but it’s the perfect spot for Assistant Professor Lucy Kim to teach School of Visual Arts students how to draw from observation rather […]

Categories: Visual Arts

Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins: Puppeteer Empowers Community

BU Arts Initiative and CFA School of Visual Arts present artist-in-residence Tarish Pipkins at BU & Puppet Showplace Theater November 4-10, 2018 Boston University is pleased to join forces with Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline to welcome artist-in-residence Tarish Pipkins to Boston from November 4-10, 2018. Also known as “Jeghetto”, Tarish is a self-taught, interdisciplinary […]


11/2: MFA Graphic Design Open Studios

  MFA Graphic Design Open Studios 808 Commonwealth Avenue Friday, November 2 5 pm: MFA and Graduate Certificate Info Session 6-8 pm: Open Studios Join the current Graphic Design students and faculty for a showcase of student work in the MFA studios. The evening will begin with an information session for the MFA program and […]

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