McMullen Museum of Art Boston College

Events Calendar

Docent-led tours on Sundays at 2 pm; private group tours may be arranged by calling the Museum at 617.552.8587.

For a calendar of all Boston College events, visit the Boston College Event Calendar .

Monday, February 1, 2016
Through June 12

Burns Library

Recreating Identity: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland
This exhibition complements McMullen Museum’s spring show, “The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making It Irish.” For more information, consult the Boston College calendar.

Tuesday, February 2
4:00 p.m.
Thompson Room, John J. Burns Library
Boston College

The National Museum of Ireland and the Making of a National Collection
Presented by Dr. Raghnall Ó Floinn, Director
National Museum of Ireland

Two thousand fifteen marked the 125th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Ireland in 1890. This lecture will look at the events which led to the formation of the National Museum and its development as a national cultural institution down to the present day.

Please join us in the Library's Irish Room for a beer and wine reception immediately following the lecture.


Monday, February 8, 2016
McMullen Museum
7-9 pm

The public is invited to join the Boston College community at an opening reception for The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making It Irish. It will include light refreshments and opening remarks.

Tuesday, February 9
Devlin Hall, Room 101
4:00 pm

An Introduction: The Arts and Crafts Movement; Making It Irish

Paul Larmour (Queen’s University, Belfast), author of The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland, will speak on the themes of the McMullen exhibition.


Saturday, February 27
Devlin Hall, Room 101

Lecture, Tour
Culture and Society in Ireland, 1916: Contexts for the Arts and Crafts Movement

Fintan O’Toole, currently teaching at Princeton University, is a widely read columnist and the literary editor for the Irish Times, as well as the author of many books about Irish society.

O’Toole’s lecture will be followed by a gallery walk at the McMullen Museum.

Tuesday, April 12
McMullen Museum of Art and Devlin 101
3:00 PM

Gallery Walk + Lecture: The Illustration & Stained Glass of Harry Clarke

The McMullen Museum of Art welcomes Boston College PhD graduate (2011) and faculty member at NYU's Center for Irish and Irish American Studies Kelly Sullivan for a gallery walk and lecture on the illustration and stained glass of Harry Clarke, a prominent figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts movement. The gallery walk will begin at 3:00 pm and the following lecture will take place in 101 Devlin Hall at 4:00 pm.

Thursday, April 21
Fulton Hall, Room 511
7:00 PM

A lecture with Julie Burros
Boston Creates: A Vison for the Arts

Boston’s Chief of Arts & Culture will give a lecture in the Matthew R. DeVoy and John H. DeVoy IV
Perspectives on Theatre Series focusing on the role of City government in cultural planning and how the work
of Boston Creates will impact the City’s creative future

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