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Fine Arts Featured Story

Mosiac artwork

During the Fall semester, eight students in ARTH3370 worked alongside McMullen Museum Director and Fine Arts Professor Nancy Netzer and Classics Professor Gail Hoffman to organize an exhibition, Roman in the Provinces, which will be on view at the McMullen Museum during the spring semester. Bettina Riddle '15 (Art History) chronicles the students' involvement for this semester's featured story. At left: Eastern Mediterranean mosaic with Personifications of Pleasure and Wealth, 6th century CE (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Gift of George D. and Margo Behrakis, 2006.848).

Student Profile

Kenya Danino with art

Her advisor Professor Michael Mulhern describes Kenya Danino '15 as "fearless," with a "sort of interior compass and drive that makes the job of working with her both easy and demanding." A Studio Art major, Kenya is not only a graphic artist but also a writer, combining these skills with her knowledge about the history of animation and graphic novels to create dazzling stories in which she explores some of life's important and complex themes. Despite the serious content of her work, Kenya never abandons a sense of fun, employing animal characters and skillful draftsmanship to engage an audience spanning all ages. She works as a visual development artist for several start-up animation companies, and has already had her worked exhibited in New York City gallery. Read Kenya's story. Above: Kenya Danino with Animal Arithmetic, 2014 (Sharpie on canvas board).

Upcoming Events

Conference: Legally Blind: Law, Ethics, and the Third Reich
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Free and open to the public; registration deadline March 6.

Concert: Music of the Jewish Soul
Tuesday, March 10, 8:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Mezzo-soprano Monika Krajewska and pianist Natasha Ulyanovsky will perform this program in conjunction with the "Legally Blind" conference (see above). Free and open to the public.


Summer job opportunity: Interested in American architecture? Historic New England has open positions for seasonal guides at several of its properties in the area.

BCTalks, a "Ted Talks"-style forum for sharing research, is now accepting applications from potential undergraduate speakers for its spring event on Sunday, April 12th.

Deterred from accepting a summer arts internship because it's unpaid? The BC Career Center is accepting until March 29th (early deadline March 1) applications for a program that will pay selected students $3500 stipends while they're working in unpaid interships this summer.

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