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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).

Fine Arts News

Fine Arts Faculty members and students are keeping busy during the summer months with lectures, internships and more. Read about what they're up to on our News page.

Events and Exhibitions

Lecture: Professor Timothy Orwig will present "'An Overdone Exterior Whatever the Intention May Be!': The Ironworks House and Early Battles over Historic Restoration" as part of the Saugus Iron Works Lecture Series. The free lecture, at the Saugus Iron Works Museum, starts at 7:30 p.m. on July 7.

Film screening and panel discussion: The Leeds University Union Medieval Society selected Professor Pamela Berger's 1987 film Sorceress for inclusion in the 2015 International Medieval Film Festival. The film will be screened at 8:30 p.m. on July 9th in room 6 (Roundhay) at the Leeds University Union in the U.K. Professor Berger will participate in a panel discussion following the screening. This event is free of mcharge.

Exhibition: Celebrating Creativity of the Boston College Libraries' Staff
Opens June 9 in O'Neill Library's Level One Gallery.

Exhibition: Northern Sky, an exhibition of collages by Professor Stoney Conley, remains on view in O’Neill Library’s Level Three Gallery through August.

Opportunity

Artstor, the organization that builds and manages the subscription database of art (and other) images to which the BC Libraries subscribe, is looking for a student ambassador to become the "voice of Artstor" in the forthcoming academic year. Selected participants will get to work with professionals from Artstor’s New York office to develop valuable business skills; learn how to create effective social media campaigns with campus-wide and international exposure; network at Artstor events with peers from institutions across the country; and add Artstor to their resume and receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program. To apply, fill out this survey by June 30th. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and selected candidates will be notified by July.


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