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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


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

Meeting: BC Art Club
Tuesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Devlin 4th floor (follow signs to correct room)
Come hear about schedule for the coming semester, and to offer your ideas. Pizza and drinks will be served! Contact

Lecture: Watch Out for Alison Bechdel
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Gasson 100, Boston College
The Lowell Humanities Lecture Series presents cartoonist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel.

Exhibition opening and dessert reception: Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire
Monday, February 16, 2015
7-9 p.m.; opening remarks
8 p.m., McMullen Museum, Boston College
On view through May 31. See our "Feature Story" at left to learn about how BC Fine Arts students assisted in planning the installation of the exhibition.


Deadline approaching: The Visual Culture Consortium, Boston, invites undergraduates to submit abstracts for consideration for the VCC's 7th annual art history symposium, "New Approaches to Art History and Visual Culture." The event will take place on April 11, 2015 at the MFA. Abstracts due by January 30, 2015.

Summer courses abroad
Four Fine Arts courses will be offered abroad during the summer of 2015 – Studio Art courses in Bali and Venice, and Art History courses in Florence and Spain. Application deadline is Feb. 5, 2015, but courses may fill earlier. More info & application instructions.

Professor Mary Sherman is looking for a student assistant for the spring semester to help her prepare materials for a museum show. Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of 3.4 or higher will be considered for the position. The work will entail scanning working drawings, notes and wiring schematics, and will require good attention to detail for accurate results. The pay rate is $10 per hour, and the assistant should expect to work at least 5 hours per week. If interested, contact Professor Sherman at 617-413-0967 or

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