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Exhibition opening reception: Personal Terrain: Contemporary Mapping
Thursday, April 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Concord Art Association, Concord MA
Professor Mary Armstrong's work is among that curator Ilana Manolson selected for this exhibition, which aims to investigate some of the ways in which artists use the concept of mapping to create visualizations of a more personal approach to understanding the world around us. The exhibition will be on view at the Concord Art Association through May 18.


Exhibition opening reception: Roadside Attraction Friday, April 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Miller-Yezerski Gallery, Boston. A solo show of Professor Karl Baden's recent work, in which he physically intervenes between lens, windshield and the outside landscape to pose wry visual riddles about "Life between the dashboard and the cupholders." The exhibition will be on view through May 20.


Lecture: Materials & Techniques of Man Ray's Le Violon d'Ingres*
Wednesday, April 23, 5:00 p.m., Devlin Hall 101
In conjunction with the McMullen Museum's exhibition Paris Night & Day, photograph conservator Paul Messier will examine this masterpiece of Surrealist art. Sponsored by the McMullen Museum and T. K. McClintock, the lecture is free and open to the public.


Boston College Arts Festival
Thursday, April 24 - Saturday, April 26; Noon-11:00 p.m. each day
Various locations around campus
Visual art events include the Stokes Art Tent, featuring student work (opening reception with artist talks on Thursday from 5:00-6:30 p.m.); and student filmmaker documentary screenings (Friday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Devlin 008). Complete Arts Festival Schedule*



All exhibitions are free and open to the public.


Exhibition: Lost Pagodas Found! From Shanghai to Boston
April 3 - April 29, O'Neill Library third floor, inside main entrance; Library hours
Including a display of three of the wooden pagoda models that were the inspiration for a collaborative project involving students in Professor Sheila Gallagher's "Drawing Connections" class and the Reverend Jeremy Clarke's Chinese history classes last fall, this exhibition explores the history of the group of 86 pagodas from which these examples were drawn, as well as the investigative processes involved in tracking down the current location of the models. An interactive component of the exhibition is available online (username=guest, password=pagoda). Sponsored by the Boston College Libraries, the History Department, and the Institute of Liberal Arts China Watching Seminar Series. Pagoda Project artworks from Professor Gallager's "Drawing Connections" class


Paris Night & Day, February 15 - June 8, 2014
McMullen Museum of Art (Museum Visitor information)
This photography exhibition, curated by Professor Ash Anderson, highlights the work of an international group of photographers whose innovative methods and choice of subject matter came to frame our conception of the City of Light during an unsettling moment in time. A feature in the February 13 edition of The Heights explores the Surrealist elements of the work of three of the photographers – Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Dora Maar – featured in the exhibition. Students in Professor Anderson's fall semester class "Photography in Paris 1900-1945" contributed label texts to the exhibition. A February 13 editorial in The Heights endorses the involvement of students in the planning of the exhibit, lauds the programming and success of the McMullen Museum, and exhorts members of the BC community to take full advantage of this remarkable cultural institution right here on campus. Reviews of the show in The Boston Globe, The Heights and the Metrowest Daily News.


Illuminating Stained Glass: An Exhibition of Selected Decorative Windows of the Bapst and Burns Libraries
December 16, 2013 - September 30, 2014
Level Three Gallery, O'Neill Library, Library hours
Gary Wayne Gilbert photographed a selection of Earl Edward Sanborn's windows illustrating various aspects of Jesuit education. Sponsored by the Boston College Libraries.



Call to BC student artists: Submit your work for inclusion in the Stokes Art Tent exhibition at the Arts Fest
Application deadline April 11; the Arts Fest will be held April 24 - 26. A "Critics Choice" cash prize will be awarded! Questions? Contact Leslie Snapper

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