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Upcoming Events


Lecture: Boston/Cambridge and the Making of American Gothic
Thursday, March 26, 5:30 p.m.
Stokes S195, Boston College
Professor Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin and Director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection at Harvard University, will discuss the great vogue for all things medieval in the Boston-Cambridge area during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This lecture, sponsored by The Heinz Bluhm Memorial Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.




All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

watercolor by Alexandra Deplas

BC Art Club Spring Student Show
February 24 – May 1, 2015
Student Programs Hallway, Carney first floor
Open daily from 8:30 a..m. until 6 p.m.
(8:30 p.m. with BC i.d.)
At left: Untitled watercolor by Alexandra Deplas '18

Funerary Relief

Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire
February 14 – May 31, 2015
McMullen Museum, Boston College
Museum hours and information
Organized in collaboration with the Yale University Art Gallery, the McMullen's spring exhibition showcases art and artifacts from the eastern Mediterranean to tell the story of how the peoples of these regions incorporated various aspects of Roman culture from the 2nd through the 6th century CE. Students in the fall-semester course "The Art Museum: History, Philosophy & Practice" participated in planning the installation of this exhibition at the McMullen Museum. Sebastian Smee reviewed "Roman in the Provinces" in the March 1 edition of The Boston Globe, characterizing the exhibition as "rewarding" and "fascinating." At left: Funerary relief of a woman holding a spindle. From Palmyra, 125-150 CD (limestone; Yale University Art Gallery).

Northern Blue Sky

Northern Sky: Collages by Stoney Conley
Level Three Gallery, O'Neill Library Library hours
January through August 2015
Fine Arts Professor Stoney Conley combines painting and collage in his recent works, portraying the trees and skies of New England. The artist says this technique "forces one to simplify, to see the whole and not get lost in the details." At left: Northern Sky Blue, 2012 (oil, acrylic and collage on paper). Presented by the Fine Arts Department and The Boston College Libraries.

Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Cultural Pluralism in the Middle East and North Africa
Level One Gallery, O'Neill Library, Boston College
Library hours, March 9 – 31, 2015
An exhibition of photographs by Boston College students that illustrate the diversity of peoples, geographies, religions, architecture and foods from the MENA (Middle East and North African) countries. Presented by The Arab Students Association, the Middle East and Islamic Societies Students Association, and The Boston College Libraries in anticipation of MENA Heritage Week (April 13 – 18, 2015).

black Youth history

The Power of Youth Movements in Black History
Social Work Library, Boston College
Library Hours
Frank Garcia-Ornelas '16 says he "chose to attend BC [because of] its emphasis on social justice, which is rooted in the University's broader mission and Jesuit tradition." With his artwork he aims to showcase the spirit of today's young people who are inspired by the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibition is sponsored by the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, the Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Boston College Libraries.

Interview with the artist

Student Photography

From the Eagle's Eye: A Rotating Gallery of Student Photography
4th Floor Reception Area, Maloney Hall
Spring Semester 2015
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Photographs by Boston College students who captured visually what B.C. means to them.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Boston Common park

Creating Boston Common: The Evolution of America's Oldest Park
Stokes Hall South, Third Floor
January 21 – May 31, 2015
Students in the History Department's "Making History Public" program created and curated this exhibition, which examines the four-century history of the Boston Common. Sponsored by the Department of History, Boston College Libraries, and the College of Arts and Sciences.


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