boston college arts council
The Boston College Arts Calendar is published at the beginning of each semester. The calendar includes event listings for all of the Boston College arts departments, including concerts, theater shows, dance performances, film screenings, lectures, and art exhibitions. Follow this link to view a PDF of the current calendar.
A look inside the current calendar...
Tuesday, January 24 - Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. Her radio show and podcast On Being, heard on over 360 public radio stations and downloaded by millions as a podcast, opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human? What matters in life? On Being is the home of the Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to new conversation and relationships across the differences of our age. In 2014, Krista Tippett received the National Humanities Medal at the White House. She is the author of Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk About It (2007), Einstein's God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit (2010), and most recently Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living (2016).
Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29 - Are you ready for the nineteenth annual Arts Festival? Last year was a massive success, with over 1,000 student and faculty artists participating. This year is gearing up to be just as exciting, and everyone from BC students, faculty, staff and the public is invited to participate! Check back for more details about this year's events!
Wednesday, March 22 - Sunday, March 26 -Written by this year’s Monan Professor in Theatre Arts, Sheri Wilner, the play centers on displaced New York director, Miriam, who finds herself in Kingdom City, Missouri, where she reluctantly agrees to direct a high school production of The Crucible. As the play unlocks the students’ repressed desires, a local youth minister threatens to cancel the play, creating a firestorm in this small conservative town. A funny and sharp new play inspired by true events.
Monday, January 30 - Sunday, June 4 - Cuban painter Rafael Soriano (1920–2015) was an acclaimed master of geometric abstraction and a global figure in the twentieth-century art world; his work resonated with international artists of Latin American origin like Roberto Matta, Rufino Tamayo, and Wifredo Lam. As a result of the Revolution in Cuba, in 1962 Soriano immigrated to the United States. An unprecedented examination of his life’s work, this exhibition focuses on the multiple influences that nurtured a style where, in his words, “the intimate and the cosmic converge.”
Featuring more than ninety paintings, pastels, and drawings from the Rafael Soriano Family Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Art Museum of the Americas, and Long Beach Museum of Art as well as other institutions and private collections, The Artist as Mystic begins with Soriano’s works in the Cuban geometric abstract style. It then moves to his transitional, experimental paintings from the 1960s and 1970s reminiscent of surrealist biomorphism. The exhibition concludes with luminous, mystical imagery in paintings from Soriano’s mature period.
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