In its programming and ongoing commitment to provide students and the greater public opportunities to more fully engage with the Arts, the Art Department coordinates with numerous University offices, departments and programs. The following are those with which the department shares an especially close relationship.
The Boston College Arts Council works to increase the visibility of the arts at Boston College and to strengthen student involvement in the University's arts programs and community participation in arts events at BC. The Arts Council administers the Carney Gallery, an exhibition space available to members of the BC community. Students are encouraged to submit requests to provide programming for the gallery. The Arts Council's signature event, the annual Arts Festival, provides students an array of opportunities to participate in the planning and programming of a major arts event, as well as an exhibition space in which they can show their work.
The University's widely acclaimed art museum organizes and presents several exhibitions with related programming throughout the year. The museum serves as a valuable resource for Art Department instructors and students, who benefit from studying the works in the museum and often participate in the research and other activities involved in the mounting of a scholarly museum exhibition. The museum also offers employment opportunities for students interested in the visual arts. Professor Nancy Netzer serves as the Museum’s Director.
This journal explores religious experience and expression in the arts. Several Art faculty members serve on the journal's advisory board, editorial committee and editorial staff.
The Jacques Salmanowitz Program for Moral Courage in Film is devoted to encouraging the production of film concerned with acts of moral courage, providing role models for youth worldwide. It serves as a resource for student filmmakers across the disciplines, providing advice and consultation, funding, assistance with distribution, and maintaining an archive of projects completed under the auspices of the program. Professor John Michalczyk serves as the Program’s Director.
Photograph of the interior of the McMullen Museum courtesy of Gary Gilbert, Boston College. Paintings at left in the photo are by Professor Andrew Tavarelli.