The galleries at the School of Visual Arts comprise both professional and student-run exhibition spaces that serve to compliment and augment the educational experience. BU Art Galleries exhibition spaces present professionally organized exhibitions by contemporary artists in all disciplines. The Commonwealth Gallery and Gallery 5 are dedicated to rotating exhibitions organized by graduate and undergraduate students.

Boston University Art Galleries

The BU Art Galleries serves as a resource of learning and cultural engagement for Boston University and the surrounding metro area. The galleries maintain ongoing rotating exhibitions that allow for a wide scope of art to be featured from all ranges of mediums and artists. Part of the College of Fine Arts, BUAG maintains an ongoing exhibition schedule in two locations on the University’s Charles River Campus—the Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery and 808 Gallery. The galleries are free and open to all.  

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Faye G., James, and Jo Stone Gallery

Rotating exhibitions meant to inspire, question, and appreciate art. A space where world-renowned guest artists exhibit their work. A gallery that our BU School of Visual Arts students will always hold dearly in their hearts, as their thesis work is showcased here. That’s BU’s Faye G., James, and Jo Stone Gallery.

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808 Gallery

The 808 Gallery is the School of Visual Arts’ showcase exhibition space and sits at the heart of the Boston University campus.

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Other CFA Gallery Spaces


The Art@Sloane program was established in 2005 as a collaborative effort between Dr. Beverly Brown and the College of Fine Arts. The Browns seek to promote the talent and depth of the School of Visual Arts students. Throughout the academic year, the Browns host multiple events attended by various prestigious guests, each of whom gets a tour of the current artwork exhibited. The home functions, in a sense, as a high-end gallery for the university’s student artists each semester.

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Commonwealth Gallery

Located adjacent to the Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery on the first floor of the College of Fine Arts building at 855 Commonwealth Avenue, the Commonwealth Gallery is dedicated to providing current School of Visual Arts graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to show their work in a professional exhibition space. The Gallery showcases solo and group exhibitions on a rotating, usually weekly, basis throughout each academic year.

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Gallery 5

Located on the fifth floor of the College of Fine Arts, Gallery 5 enhances the quality of life of the undergraduate students in the School of Visual Arts by offering them a professional exhibition space near their studios where they are able to plan, propose, and install their own exhibitions. Students consult with the Visual Arts Faculty and administrative office, but are responsible for all aspects of their exhibition’s curation, including selection, display, and advertising. These exhibitions rotate on a bi-weekly basis during the regular academic year.

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