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Upcoming Events

Lecture: The Kenosis of Christ and the Mother of God in Byzantine Iconography
Tuesday, April 21; 7:30 p.m.
Higgins Hall, room 225
Father Maximos Konstas, Senior Research Scholar at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Monk of the Simonopetra Monastery on Mount Athos, will discuss the Greek Orthodox theology of seeing with icons. Sponsored by the Boston College Department of Theology, Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages & Literatures, and the Institute for the Liberal Arts. Free and open to the public.

Boston College Arts Festival
Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25; noon – 11:00 p.m. each day
Various campus venues
The 17th annual Arts Festival will highlight the talents of over 1000 BC students and faculty artists, who will share with the community the fruits of their work. Events will feature music, theater, dance, poetry and the visual arts, including film screenings and an exhibition of student art, and an awards ceremony on Friday afternoon to recognize students, faculty and alumni who have made significant contributions to the arts at B.C. and beyond.



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.

Beyond the Postcard: The Other Side of Cuba

Beyond the Postcard: The Other Side of Cuba
Level One Gallery, O'Neill Library, Boston College
April 1 – 30, 2015; Library hours
Photographs by Yusnaby Perez, who combines images, letters and op-eds in his blog as a means of sharing the realities of the day-to-day lives of the Cuban people.

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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