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Ongoing - Shifting Paradigms: New Student Salon Show 2012

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Weems Atrium, Project Space and BAG Gallery, SMFA

Works by select new SMFA students.

September 1 - New Student Orientation: Move-In

All Day

New students move in to Evans Way dorms and off-campus housing.

September 2 - Undergraduate, MFA + Post-Bac Orientation

All Day

 

September 3 - New Student Orientation

All Day

 

September 4 - First Day of Classes

All Day

 

September 4 - First Day of Classes

All Day

 

Ongoing - SBInc Meeting

5:30PM - 6:30PM

A310

SBInc. is a student comprised, student-run group working toward the unification of the student body by supporting clubs, groups and events. Any student can propose an event, club or group. SBInc will review and discuss proposals and offer funding for approved proposals. SBInc. membership is open to all students. Regularly attending members have the authority to vote on proposals and determine how funds are distributed. If you have an idea on how to make SMFA more fun, SBInc. is your place!

Ongoing - "SUMMER CAMP 2012"

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Mission Hill building Gallery, SMFA

First exhibition curated by the Mission Hill Gallery Student Committee, "SUMMER CAMP 2012" includes works by: Annie Blazejack, Caroline Board, Jessica Borusky, Sophie Chou, Case Hathaway-Zepeda, Laura Fischman, Ryan Kish, Lindsay Kocur, Neerja Kothari, Coe Lapossy, Emily Lombardo, Maia Lynch, Katrina Majkut, Monica Lynn Manoski, Vanessa Michalak, Joe Joe Orangias, David Richmond, Constance Sawyer, and Carl Vestweber

Closing reception: October 2, 5–7 pm

Thanks to the support of the Mission Hill Gallery Student Committee: Michael Macmahon, Monica Manoski, Ryan Kish, David Richmond, Connie Sawyer, P.T. Sullivan, Carl Vestweber, Rebecca Williams.

September 13 - Lecture: Néstor García Canclini

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts

In conjunction with Boston University's Lectures in Criticism series, Néstor García Canclini of the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City will lecture on: "Creatividad Precaria: Los Jóvenes en una Cultura Postindustrial" ("Precarious Creativity: Youth in a Post-Industrial Culture," translated by Victoria Livingstone).

Enter at the Huntington Avenue entrance to receive a ticket.

Reception to follow at SMFA.

Ongoing - Something Along Those Lines

10:00AM - 8:00PM

Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery

Organized in response to Sol LeWitt's 1971 Wall Drawing #118, which was conceived and installed at SMFA that year, "Something Along Those Lines," is a dynamic group exhibition featuring nine modern and contemporary artists who blend conceptual, sculptural and performative engagements with the formal elements of drawing: Adel Abdessemed, Ann Carlson + Mary Ellen Strom, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Fred Sandback and Lawrence Weiner.

Ongoing - Something Along Those Lines

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery

Organized in response to Sol LeWitt's 1971 Wall Drawing #118, which was conceived and installed at SMFA that year, "Something Along Those Lines," is a dynamic group exhibition featuring nine modern and contemporary artists who blend conceptual, sculptural and performative engagements with the formal elements of drawing: Adel Abdessemed, Ann Carlson + Mary Ellen Strom, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Fred Sandback and Lawrence Weiner.

September 18 - Last day to:

All Day

  • add/drop studio courses.
  • change enrollment status with refund.
  • add Academic and Art History courses.

September 19 - 2012 Beckwith Lecture: Boston's First Sol LeWitt Drawing

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Veronica Roberts, Director of Research, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Catalogue Raisonné and Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, will deliver the lecture "Boston's First Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing" on September 19, focusing on Wall Drawing # 118, which was first installed at SMFA in 1971. Delving into the challenges and rewards of researching this artist's unique body of conceptual art, she will also highlight the special importance LeWitt attached to his collaborations with art students at SMFA and schools across the country and abroad.

Established in 1978 by Leo and Betty Beckwith (daughter Carol is an alumna), the Beckwith series was created to further SMFA student development by featuring artists and cultural thinkers of national and international stature.

SMFA lectures at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) are free and open to the public. Attendees must obtain free tickets from a kiosk or ticket desk at the MFA to gain admittance.

Ongoing - Open Model Drawing Session

12:00PM - 2:00PM

A202
All welcome, no instruction.

September 20 - Reception: Something Along Those Lines

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery

Reception for "Something Along Those Lines," celebrating the completion of Wall Drawing #118 installation.

September 20 - Visiting Artist Lecture: Perry Bard

12:30PM - 2:00PM

SMFA, B311

Perry Bard works individually and collaboratively on media projects for public space addressing issues of representation, access, distribution and the collision of then and now. Her work has been presented at MoMA NY, IDFA, Toronto, Moscow, Rotterdam Film Festivals, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Montreal and Sao Paolo Biennials.

September 21 - Visiting Artist Lecture: Claire Ashley + Joseph Ravens

12:15PM - 1:45PM

SMFA, B209

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Ongoing - Going: Post-Bac Exhibition

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Weems Atrium and BAG Gallery, SMFA

The 2012–13 class of post-baccalauretes presents "Going" on view September 24–October 12. Reception: October 4, 5:30–7:30 pm.

September 24 - KATE BORNSTEIN Lecture at Tufts

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Cohen Auditorium at Tufts

Kate Bornstein is a performance artist and playwright who has authored several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us, and My Gender Workbook, which she is currently updating for a second edition after 15 years. Students will need (free) tickets that they can pick up at the Campus Center (at Tufts).

September 25 - Visiting Artist Lecture: Heide Fasnacht

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Free tickets may be obtained at MFA ticket desks and kiosks.

"From 1940 to 1944 the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, headed by members of the Nazi party, and Sonderstab Bildende Kunst, its fine arts division, amassed over 22,000 artworks mainly from Jewish collections. They also seized degenerate art, which included many outstanding examples of early modernism. This collection was housed in the "Room of Martyrs" and sold and exchanged to finance the war." – Heide Fasnacht

September 27 - Workshop: Part I: $$ Kickstart Your Project

12:45PM - 1:30PM

SMFA MAC Lab

SMFA has a curated web page on Kickstarter for student, faculty and alumni projects. Learn the nuts and bolts of creating your Kickstarter campaign and garnering an online community of supporters for creative projects that matter.

September 27 - Visiting Artist Lecture: Daniel Rich

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Free tickets may be obtained at MFA ticket desks and kiosks.

SMFA alumnus Daniel Rich's (MFA '04) solo show "Platforms of Power" will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from September 29, 2012 - March 31, 2013.

September 27 - Print and Paper Area Lecture

12:30PM - 1:30PM

SMFA A203

Peter Scott and Erin Grimes on the SMFA-sponsored workshop last may in Johannesburg at Artists Proof Studio.