Events and Exhibitions

Events


Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts

Thursday, August 23, 2018; 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Robsham Theater Arts Center, Bonn Studio, Boston College

Students are invited to meet the Boston College Arts Council and learn about how to get involved with the performing and visual arts on campus.


review Celebration: Hartmut Austen: Not There, Not Here

Preview Celebration: Hartmut Austen: Not There, Not Here

Tuesday, September 4, 2018; 5:00–6:30 p.m.
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

Art Department majors, minors, faculty members and staff are invited to the McMullen Museum to celebrate the start of the school year. You'll get a sneak peek at Professor Hartmut Austen's exhibition, which will open to the public on September 10th. At left: Hartmut Austen, Stage, 2012 (oil on canvas; 20 x 30").  © 2012 Hartmut Austen.  


"Don't Let Me Be Lonely": A Lecture by Carrie Mae Weems

"Don't Let Me Be Lonely": A Lecture by Carrie Mae Weems

Monday, September 10, 2018; 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 110, Boston College

Artist Carrie Mae Weems, a 2018 MacArthur "Genius" grant recipient and the subject of a solo exhibition opening September 10, 2018 at the McMullen Museum (see below), will speak about her work.  This lecture, co-sponsored by the Boston College Lowell Humanities Series and the Institute for Liberal Arts, is free and open to the public.  Photo © John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - used with permission and made available via a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.

 

Exhibitions


Dreams of Art & Glory: Book Craft by the Roycrafters

Dreams of Art & Glory: Book Craft by the Roycrafters

Burns Library, Boston College
June 11–October 1, 2018

Roycroft, founded by Elbert Hubbard in East Aurora, NY in 1895, was a community of craftspeople and artists based on the ideas espoused by English designer and Socialist William Morris. This exhibit focuses on the Roycrafters' bookbinding and printed work.  Sponsored by the Boston College Libraries.  At left: cover of the pamphlet Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Business Men by Elbert Hubbard, 1909.


Celebrating Creativity of the Boston College Libraries' Staff

Celebrating Creativity of the Boston College Libraries' Staff

Level One Gallery, O'Neill Library, Boston College
June–September 2018

What do the creative staff members of the Boston College Libraries do when they're not cheerfully helping you navigate the prodigious resources of the library? Come to this show to find out! Sponsored by the Boston College Libraries. At left: Cindy Frueh, Pink Princess, 2017 (wool and vintage buttons).


Upcoming: Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement

Upcoming: Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement

McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
September 10–December 13, 2018

The Art Department's Professor Ash Anderson co-curated with Boston College English Professor Robin Lydenberg this exhibition featuring projects created by photographer and videographer Carrie Mae Weems during the last thirty years. Throughout her career, the artist has used various media to examine history -- specifically, African American history -- critically. The works included in "Strategies of Engagement" were selected for their immersive and participatory nature in order to challenge the viewer to join Weems in her questioning of existing power structures in the realms of race, gender, politics, and identity. The artist will present a lecture, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," at Boston College on September 10th (see above). At left: Mourning, from the series "Constructing History," 2008 (archival pigment print, 60 x 50"). © Carrie Mae Weems/Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.


Hartmut Austen: Not There, Not Here

Hartmut Austen: Not There, Not Here

McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
September 10–December 13, 2018

The Art Department's Professor Hartmut Austen describes his paintings as abstract works based on the visible world. He takes as inspiration images that catch his attention, perhaps because of their content or their composition, and transforms these images -- changing colors or shapes, or using composites of multiple images -- into a picture that encapsulates what's important to him at the time that he's creating the work. His intent is to make paintings that are open-ended in meaning, and that create a feeling or memory in the viewer's mind that related to that viewer's experience at a particular moment in time. At left: Untitled, 2016 (acrylic on canvas; 60 x 48").