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Upcoming Events


Meeting: BC Art Club
Tuesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Devlin 4th floor (signs will direct you to which room)
The Art Club's new board invites you to "come by with friends to hear about what Art Club will be involved in and what kinds of activities we'll have throughout the semester. If you can't make it post your email so we can send you a brief recap. No artistic ability required whatsoever, just an interest in anything art-related! Also FREE FOOD, hope to see you there!" Contact

Lecture: Watch Out for Alison Bechdel
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Gasson 100, Boston College
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is the author/artist of several psychologically penetrating and haunting graphic memoirs including Fun Home (2006), which has been adapted into an award-winning musical that will premiere on Broadway this year. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012, and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2014. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, The New York Times Book Review and many other publications, and she is currently a Marsh Professor at Large at the University of Vermont. Her lecture at BC is presented by the Lowell Humanities Series.

Third Reich

Conference: Legally Blind: Law, Ethics, and the Third Reich
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10-11, 2015
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Boston College
International scholars will explore how Nazi Law impacted civil law, race, medicine and religion. Free and open to the public, but registration required by March 6, 2015.




All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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.

Alexandrea Gaynor kapwa

Discovering Kapwa: Encountering Community, Love, and Hope in the Philippines
Level One Gallery, O'Neill Library
Library Hours
January 9 – 29, 2015
Alexandrea Gaynor '15 documents in photographs and text her praxis in the Philippines, where she was welcomed into the culture of kapwa, which she describes as "a shared identity of solidarity: the idea that I am not me without you." Sponsored by Volunteer Service Learning Center, Casa Bayanhan, and The Boston College Libraries.

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.

Funerary Relief

Opening February 14: Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire
McMullen Museum, Boston College
Organized in collaboration with the Yale University Art Gallery, the McMullen's spring exhibition will showcase 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, where it will be on view through May 31, 2015.
At left: Funerary relief of a woman holding a spindle. From Palmyra, 125-150 CE (limestone; Yale University Art Gallery)


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