Student Galleries

Student galleries at CFA provide both undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to show their work throughout the CFA building and across campus. Students gain professional experience by proposing and organizing shows, and exhibiting their work across venues and contexts. Check back regularly to see what’s on view.

Commonwealth Gallery

The Commonwealth Gallery is currently closed due to ongoing construction projects at the College of Fine Arts.

The Commonwealth Gallery is a dedicated setting for graduate students in the School of Visual Arts to show their work in a professional exhibition space. The gallery features solo and group exhibitions on a rotating basis throughout each academic year.  Visit the Commonwealth Gallery

Gallery 5

A student-run exhibition space in the College of Fine Arts Building, Gallery 5 provides undergraduate students in the School of Visual Arts the opportunity to submit proposals, curate exhibitions, and exhibit their work in solo and group shows. Visit Gallery 5


Applications for student-proposed exhibitions for the 2021/22 academic year are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Gallery 5 Exhibition Proposal

Pop-Up Exhibitions

Students in the School of Visual Arts can apply to temporarily install and exhibit their work in spaces throughout the College of Fine Arts Building and the 808 Building. Check back for updates on current pop-up installations by SVA students.

Student Pop-Up Exhibition Guide


Each year, Dr. Beverly Brown and Sloane House staff work with the College of Fine Arts to select artwork for display within the BU President’s residence. Drawn from both student work and CFA collections, these works highlight the rich variety of works collected and generated by the CFA. The program serves to increase the visibility of BU generated artwork for the larger BU community and visitors to the BU campus.  Visit Art@Sloane