Public programs, spring 2015

Public programs, spring 2015

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Betzy Bromberg. Photo: Claire Dishman. Courtesy of the artist.
January 15, 2015
Public programs, spring 2015

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Each year the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) hosts a range of international artists and critical thinkers through our exhibitions and programs. These events are free and open to both the SMFA community and general public. For the complete semester schedule and more information about the artists, click here.

Spring Invitational
Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict
January 29–March 7, 2015
Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium + Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery at SMFA

For the past quarter century, the theatre of war has been playing on an endless loop. Through five themes—Mechanized Bodies; Combat as Performance; Living in a War Zone; Conflict as Media Entertainment, and Landscape as Cemetery—the 16 artists in this exhibition explore how continuous conflict merges truth with propaganda, reality with image. Guest curated by Pamela Allara.


Student exhibitions 
Salt Mountain: Allison Cekala
MFA Thesis Exhibition
January 9–23, 2015
Opening reception: January 9, 6–8pm
Through video projection and photography, Cekala traces Boston’s road salt to one of its main sources in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.

Spectrum 2015
January 14–February 4, 2015
The exhibition will feature recent work from students using a variety of materials, approaches, and perspective through different photographic media.

Underneath It: Performance Series
January 15–February 4, 2015
SMFA graduate students showcase new performance works. Artists include: Ryan McMahon (January 15–17), Callie Garp (January 21–22), Kledia Spiro (January 25–26), Alex Borovski (January  29–30), and Nickolas Procopi (February 2–3).

All-School Drawing Show
February 9–March 2, 2015

Graphic Arts + Print + Paper Area Exhibition
March 5–April 2, 2015

Students Curate Students: Some Assembly Required
March 7–August 16, 2015
Artist talks: March 14, noon–1pm
Courtyard Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Curated by MFA candidate Adam Matak, this exhibition will feature work by Anna Paul, Nick Mello, and Matak, all of whom see perception as a layering of experiences, stories, locations, and time, and use fragmentations of visual and intellectual information as components of a larger picture.

Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition
March 22–April 11, 2015

Print in Color
April 2–May 14, 2015
Opening reception: April 2, 4–6pm
The William Morris Hunt Library, Museum of Fine Arts’ 24th collaboration with SMFA students will feature work by students in Graham MacDougal’s printmaking courses.

Graduating Students and Award Recipients Exhibition
April 23–May 16, 2015
Opening reception: April 23, 5–7pm
Featuring over 70 works in painting, photography, video and other media by graduating SMFA students in all programs plus works that received special awards during the 2014–15 academic year.

ArtEd Festival 
April 19–25, 2015
Celebrates the work of PK–12 public school students created under the guidance of MAT students during their full-time student teaching internships in the Tufts/SMFA Art Education program.

Cyclorama: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston
May 6–15, 2015
Reception: May 14, 7:30–10pm
Located at Boston’s historic Cyclorama, this dynamic group exhibition will feature graduating students of the 2015 MFA class working in film/video, painting, performance, sculpture, photography, drawing, and more.


Visiting Artist lecture series 
February 4, 12:30pm: Mati Diop
February 25, 12:30pm: Ernst Karel
March 2, 6:30pm: Robert Solomon Lecture on Joseph Stapleton (student lecture)
March 11, 12:30pm: Ambreen Butt
March 25, 12:30pm: Craig Baldwin
April 1, 12:30pm: Jacqueline Humphries
April 15, 12:30pm: Paul P.
April 22, 12:30pm: Betzy Bromberg


Special event 
May 18, 2015: 2015 Medal Award Gala honoring artist John Baldessari

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