Art Facilities at BC
boston college fine arts department
BC Fine Arts Department
The Boston College Fine Arts Department is located in Devlin Hall. The building houses art studios as well as faculty offices, a slide library of about 100,000 slides, and classrooms of various sizes equipped for audiovisual projection for Art History classes. There are studios for painting and drawing, as well as facilities for teaching photography and filmmaking in Devlin Hall. Additional studios for ceramics and senior studios are available in two nearby carriage houses.
Bapst Art Library
The Bapst Art Library provides resources in Art and Art History for the BC community. The collection at Bapst includes the major print and electronic resources in Fine Arts, and the reference staff supports the research of the Fine Arts Department and the University at large. Bapst art resources include all major art databases, an extensive reference collection, approximately 200 serials, many CD-ROMs, and over 27,000 Fine Arts volumes. Extensive Internet resources include access to the AMICO Image Library, which will include 250,000 digital images by the end of 2003.
As a University museum, the McMullen mounts interdisciplinary exhibitions distinct from those in public museums. Through the Museum, the expertise of Boston College faculty from a variety of academic disciplines reaches students as well as the broader academic community in New England and the public at large. The Museum displays its notable permanent collection and mounts exhibitions of international scholarly importance from all periods and cultures of the history of art. Exhibitions are accompanied by scholarly catalogues and free lectures, symposia, concerts, films, and theatrical productions. Previous exhibitions of note include Memory and the Middle Ages, J.M.W. Turner and the Romantic Vision of the Holy Land and the Bible, Saints and Sinners: Caravaggio and the Baroque Image, and Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression; and have received as many as 66,000 visitors.
The Media Department at the O'Neill Library holds a collection of over 9,000 feature films and documentaries.
Visual Resources Collection
The Boston College Fine Arts Visual Resources Collection is a departmental resource comprising over 100,000 35mm slides and a rapidly growing number of digital images of works of art. The collection is developed and maintained to support the teaching activities of the Fine Arts faculty.
The collection's offices and slide library are located in Devlin Hall, room 401C. The slide library is open, by appointment, to faculty from other Boston College departments, and to students preparing presentations in upper-level Fine Arts seminars.