Fine Arts Department
Fine Arts Featured Story
Students in Professor Sheila Gallagher's "Drawing Connections" class last fall embarked upon a project that involved a real-life mystery: what had happened to a group of pagoda sculptures created a century ago by students in an orphanage in China? Professor Gallagher developed the project along with Professor Jeremy Clark in the History Department, who assigned to the students in his Chinese history class research papers documenting the process of their research into this question. Professor Gallagher's class would instead create visual expressions mapping their research experience. This novel-worthy story has a surprise ending. Read more.
Art History major Annie McEwen (A&S '14) received an Advanced Study Grant to travel to Europe last summer to study the work of 17th-century painter Giovanni Battista Gaulli. Read Annie's first-person account of her research process, and her description of the skills she has learned in Boston College courses that have supported her scholarly endeavors.