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The Boston College Arts Calendar is published at the beginning of each semester. The calendar includes event listings for all of the Boston College arts departments, including concerts, theater shows, dance performances, film screenings, lectures, and art exhibitions.  

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A look inside the current calendar...

Natasha Tretheway

Natasha Tretheway: Beyond Katrina 

Wednesday, March 14, 7:00pm

Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author of four collections of poetry: Thrall (2012); Native Guard (2006), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); and Domestic Work (2000), which was selected by Rita Dove as the winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African American poet and won both the 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Her book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. At Northwestern University she is a Board of Trustees Professor of English in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. In 2012, she was named Poet Laureate of the State of Mississippi and in 2013 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



20th Annual Arts Festival 

Thursday, April 26 - Saturday, April 28

Every year, the Boston College Arts Festival brings the Boston College and surrounding communities together to celebrate the arts. In 2018, the 20th annual Arts Festival will once again invite the community to experience the variety of arts at Boston College firsthand. A talented group of more than 1,000 student and faculty artists will present music, theater, dance, poetry, film, painting, sculpture, and more. 

Thousands of Rivers Converge by Cao Jun

Walk + Talk with the curator of Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature, John Sallis

Friday, March 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The McMullen Museum invites visitors to join Boston College professor of philosophy and curator of Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature, John Sallis for an informal tour and Q+A session in the Daley Family and Monan Galleries. Sallis will introduce major themes of the exhibition and offer details and anecdotes on its making and the exhibition and the artist Cao Jun. Visitors are welcome to ask questions along the way. Free; open to the public. 


No Exit

Thursday, January 25 - Sunday, January 28

The Theater Department is bringing Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit to the stage. Translated by Stuart Gilbert and Directed by Kylie Fletcher '18.

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. It is an eternal torment.

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