- Black Student Center’s Lynching Exhibit in Campus Center Through March 24
The Strange Fruit exhibit “Horror Stories of Lynching” features narratives of oppression hung from tree branches, spray-painted gold to represent power and beauty.
- “Political Discourse”: Panel Discussion & Closing Reception
This panel discussion highlights the exhibition "Political Discourse," which focuses on politics, freedom of expression, and subversion in contemporary art.
- Colin Hunt to Speak at March 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
The Art Department's Visiting Artist Lecture Series is proud to bring painter Colin Hunt to University Hall's 4th floor, Room 4160 on March 20 at 4 p.m.
- Rosamond Purcell to Speak at April 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
The Art Department's Visiting Artist Lecture Series is proud to bring well-known photographer Rosamond Purcell to University Hall on April 10 at 4 p.m.
- Life in the Arts after UMass Boston
Two alumni from the Art Department, Yasmeen Abdallah and Charlie Crowell, will discuss their careers and work since leaving UMass Boston.
- Todd Pavlisko’s 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture rescheduled
Todd Pavlisko's Visiting Artist Lecture is now Monday afternoon, April 24th at 4pm.
- UMass Boston Students and Local Artists Showcased at Symposium on Art for Cultural Inclusion
UMass Boston’s School for Global Inclusion and Social Development cohosted the Second Annual Symposium on Art for Cultural Inclusion during Thanksgiving week, bringing dozens of artists from UMass Boston and the community together to showcase how they use their work to create lasting connections.
- UMass Boston Sponsoring The Marble Collection’s Pop-Up Gallery at Boston City Hall This Month
The Marble Collection, supported by UMass Boston’s student-run newspaper, The Mass Media, and housed at UMass Boston, is showcasing the works of its published Massachusetts teen artists and writers in a Pop-Up Gallery at Boston City Hall through November 30.
- Symposium to Explore Arts and Inclusion
A daylong event will showcase artists whose work relates to social inclusion.
- John Joseph Enneking’s Boston Opening Reception
A Centennial Exhibition
- UMass Boston to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting of New University Hall
University Hall is the newest completed project in the university’s master plan.
- “Links and Lineage” Painting Now on Display at University Hall
New artwork on fourth floor of University Hall adds to Arts on the Point
- #FERGUSON, and Other Works by David Patterson
A UMass Boston Professor and Ferguson, MO, native unveils his new composition, a portrait of an American city changed forever.
- Why Now’s the Time: Artist for First University Hall Gallery Installation Talks Collaboration
Now’s the Time, the first-ever exhibit in the new University Hall Gallery, opens Thursday at 5 p.m. Artist Todd Pavlisko talks about his collaboration with UMass Boston and his inspiration in this Q&A.
- “Now’s the Time:” A Site-Specific Installation by Artist Todd Pavlisko
Artist Todd Pavlisko shares his artistic vision with the UMass Boston community.
- #InTransitBoston: Artwork by UMass Boston’s Urban Scholars Students Showcased on Orange Line
Senior Web Designer Lisa Link spent the past school year working with 21 high school students in UMass Boston’s Urban Scholars Program to create artwork for a new exhibit called “In Transit: Voices & Visions.” The students’ work will be showcased on Orange Line trains August 8-September 4.
- Opening Reception for “Now’s the Time:” A Site-Specific Installation by Artist Todd Pavlisko
Todd Pavlisko’s work—already often marked by a sense of play and adventure—comes to a fever pitch in “Now’s the Time.”
- UMass President’s Office Funds 3 UMass Boston Visual Art, History Projects
This year’s recipients are Susan Crandall, director of the Center for Social Policy; David Landon, associate director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research; and Rachel Rubin, director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society.
- In Transit: Voices & Vision - Opening Celebration
Urban Scholars and UMass Boston staff create community-engaged art project to be shown on the MBTA Orange Line
- The Marble Collection Returns to the Harbor Gallery May 15-19
Jury-selected artwork by Massachusetts students, grades 8 to 12, will be on display in UMass Boston's Harbor Gallery through May 19.
- Spring Into Art: The Marble Collection’s 2016 Magazine Release Gala
The Marble Collection, the nonprofit publisher of the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, will hold its annual Spring into Art Gala on Sunday May 15, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. in UMass Boston’
- Filmmaker and Artist Barbara Hammer to Talk on How “Art Is Energy”
Barbara Hammer deconstructs a cinema that often objectifies or limits women, making these invisible bodies and histories visible. Come see some clips from her work and talk with her about it!
- Opening Reception: “Poets”
On exhibit in UMass Boston's Harbor Gallery from May 2 to May 12, "Poets" features the work of Lecturer in Art Zach Horn's painting students.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “Poets”
On exhibit from May 2 to May 12, "Poets" features the work of Lecturer in Art Zach Horn's painting students.
- Panel Discussion - “Women, Art, and the Legacy of War”
Join the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences for a conversation with artist Minoo Emami and UMass Boston and Harvard professors about war and its impact on women.
- Theatre Art Students Perform at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
UMass Boston's actors, designers, and playwrights recognized for excellence among students from seven states at annual college theater festival
- CPCS Students Team With Neighbors, Earn City Grant for Art Project on Mount Vernon Street
A walk down Mount Vernon Street from UMass Boston’s Columbia Point campus to the Walter Denney Youth Center inspired a winning grant proposal from College of Public and Community Service students and the Harbor Point Outreach Partnership
- Opening Reception: “Light.Matter.Energy”
Meet artist Marjorie Kaye, whose work utilizes classical structure as a vehicle for blatant expression.
- Museum Opens Dec. 3, Explores How We Experience Art
Tina Howe's play remains relevant as 38 characters interact with modern art, from awe to idiocy
- Opening Reception for “Next: Undergraduate Juried Show”
"Next" is a juried exhibition of a mix of UMass Boston undergraduate students who are embracing the opportunity to show their work to a broader audience.
- Alumna’s Composition to be Performed at Harvard with Cambridge Philharmonic
Liz Anaya's "The Aura," composed at UMass Boston, now arranged for traditional orchestra and part of a celebration of female composers
- Open Auditions for Concerto Competition, Dec. 2 & 9
Four winners will perform with the UMass Boston Chamber Orchestra at their Spring Concert.
- Museum Rehearsals Underway, Outrageousness to Follow
Michael Fennimore, directing Museum by Tina Howe, dives into rehearsals of a comedy with 18 actors playing 38 characters
- Harbor Gallery Presents “Quilted Chronicles: Targeted Populations” by L’Merchie Frazier
"Quilted Chronicles: Targeted Populations" is on exhibit in UMass Boston's Harbor Gallery from October 26 through November 25.
- Trotter Institute Co-presents Weekend of Public Art, Performing Arts & Discussion in Franklin Park
UMass Boston’s Barbara Lewis has curated a free public exhibition featuring artwork, dance performances, guided art tours, food trucks, and a panel discussion at the Franklin Park Art Grove in Boston this weekend.
- Chemistry Chair Uses Science to Create Art for Local Artist, New York City Gallery Exhibition
You can see the work Chair and Professor of Chemistry Robert Carter did for local artist Todd Pavlisko now through May 30 in New York City.
- Watermark Staff Unveil 50th Anniversary Issue of Literary Journal
The staff of UMass Boston’s student literary journal, The Watermark, handed out free copies of a volume 46 years in the making on Thursday.
- New Art Installation Shows Sun Always Rising Somewhere
“Another Day,” the newest addition to Arts on the Point, looks like three airport monitors, but it actually displays sunrise countdowns for ninety cities around the world.
- The Marble Collection Forms Partnership with UMass Boston
Publisher of the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts to collaborate with UMass Boston students and staff.
- Opening Reception: “Broken Walls”
Join the Harbor Gallery for the opening reception for Daphne Arthur's show "Broken Walls," on exhibit at UMass Boston through May 7.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “Broken Walls”
Artist Daphne Arthur makes use of smoke, plaster, graphite, and found objects to create auto-mythologies where both real and fictional (but altogether personal) portraits merge. The exhibit is open through May 7.
- Reception: “Jell-O Soup”
The family of UMass Boston alumna Susan Macchi will be on hand for this reception. Macchi's work is on exhibit at the Harbor Gallery through March 31.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “Jell-O Soup: A Memorial Retrospective of Work by Susan Macchi”
This exhibit, open now through March 31, honors the life of UMass Boston alumna and Dorchester artist Susan Macchi, killed by a drunk driver on the way home from a Boston Red Sox game in 2013.
- Opening Reception: “A World of Questions”
Join the Harbor Gallery for the first show of 2015 and try to answer the questions award-winning Zimbabwean designer Chaz Maviyane-Davies poses in "A World of Questions."
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “A World of Questions”
On exhibit from February 2 through March 12, "A World of Questions" features the work of award-winning Zimbabwean designer Chaz Maviyane-Davies, who asks the viewer to engage with important issues like the environment and the economy.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “The Triumph of Pan”
On exhibit through December 11, "The Triumph of Pan" features the work of UMass Boston students.
- Closing Reception: Michelle Lauriat’s “Temporary Landscape”
Meet artist Michelle Lauriat.
- Closing Reception: Mark Chester’s “twosomes”
Meet artist Mark Chester as the Harbor Gallery closes out its first show of the year.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: Mark Chester’s “twosomes”
On exhibit from September 2 through September 25, "twosomes" features the work of Mark Chester.
- Opening Reception: Mark Chester’s “twosomes”
Join the Harbor Gallery for the first show of the year. In addition to today's opening reception, there will also be a book signing and artist talk on September 25.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “Passion of Youth”
On exhibit through May 29, "Passion of Youth" features the work of graduating art majors.
- Opening Reception for Harbor Gallery’s “Passion of Youth”
The work of graduating UMass Boston art majors is featured at this exhibit, on display through May 29. Tonight's opening reception is free and includes refreshments.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “really”
On exhibit from March 31 to May 1, "really" features the work of three artists. The selections represent multidisciplinary approaches to the construction of identity and the significance of familial, social, and cultural beliefs.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “The Indigo Project”
The University of Massachusetts Boston's Harbor Gallery is proud to present "The Indigo Project" by Ife Franklin, February 8 through March 16, 2014.
- Closing Reception and Performance: “The Indigo Project”
The University of Massachusetts Boston's Harbor Gallery is proud to present "The Indigo Project" by Ife Franklin through March 16.
- Combat Paper Project Uses Uniforms, Art to Open Discussion with Veterans
On Saturday, October 26 from 1 to 7 p.m., the work created during this week’s papermaking workshops at UMass Boston and Boston Paper Collective will be on display at the Made in Fort Point Gallery.
- Bamboo Painting Artist Wang Linxu Comes to UMass Boston
You are invited to join President Caret, Chancellor Motley, and the UMass Boston community for an interactive demonstration of traditional Chinese painting.
- Artist Talk: Ife Franklin
Ife Franklin's "The Indigo Project" is on display at UMass Boston's Harbor Gallery through March 16.
- Opening Reception and Performance: “The Indigo Project”
The University of Massachusetts Boston's Harbor Gallery is proud to present "The Indigo Project" by Ife Franklin through March 16.
- Paper Making Workshop
Drew Cameron and Nathan Lewis of Combat Paper will be working with students and the campus community to make pulp out of uniforms and turn it into paper.
- Harbor Gallery Seeks Submissions for Second Annual Young Boston Artists Exhibition
Submissions for yBos 2 will be accepted through October 14. The show will be open from November 8 through December 13 at the Harbor Gallery.
- Harbor Gallery Presents: “The Rowe Show: A Lifetime Collection of 19th Century American Paintings”
This private collection of the Rowe family opens on October 8 and runs through October 25.
- The Rowe Show Opening
Come out to the free opening reception for the Harbor Gallery's latest exhibition, "The Rowe Show: A Lifetime Collection of 19th Century American Paintings."
- Don West’s “Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership”
On exhibit in the Harbor Gallery through September 27, Don West's "Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership" pays tribute to leaders that made their mark locally.
- UMass Boston Faculty Win Creative Economy Grants from President Caret
UMass Boston faculty have received $87,000 from UMass President Robert Caret’s office to bring artistic and entrepreneurship opportunities to UMass Boston students, partners, and the community as a whole.
- Rhythm of Structure: Journey of a Political MathArtist
Join the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, CLA, CSM, CEHD, CPCS, CM, and the Art Department for this talk by interdisciplinary conceptual artist John Sims.
- Opening Reception for Harbor Gallery’s “Defiled”
The opening night reception for this work by two Washington, D.C.-based artists is free and open to the public. "Defiled" will be on exhibit from April 7 through April 25.
- “Defiled”: Dana Ellyn, Matt Sesow, and the Recent Vocabulary of Popular Politics
On exhibit from April 7 to April 25, "Defiled" features the work of two Washington D.C. based artists: Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow, a couple whose respective works speak the language of the 21st century American political consciousness.
- New England Native American Art Show & Sale
Third annual art show & sale on Dec. 8
- Photography Workshop with Award-winning Photographer Peter Pereira
Join the Harbor Gallery and the Labor Resource Center for a workshop with award-winning photographer Peter Pereira.
- Work in Progress: Workers See Themselves Through a New Lens
The work of UMass Dartmouth Labor Resource Center students will be featured in the University of Massachusetts Boston's Harbor Gallery from October 28 to November 29.
- Iwariwë Roundtable and Reception
Roundtable featuring Yanomami artist Sheroanawë Hakihiiwë - reception follows
- Iwariwë: Fire Comes to UMass Boston
Exhibit recounting the arrival of fire among the Yanomami people of Venezuela.
- Alumni and Friends Enjoy Monet’s Garden
A recent event for alumni and friends offered a unique glimpse of the Impressionist's inspirational gardens.
- Trotter Institute, Art Department, Team up to Showcase Art, Business Development in Upham’s Corner
On Friday, 13 students in the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Art Department will show off their work in three storefronts, two of them vacant, as part of a project to kick off an arts-based initiative aimed at revitalizing Upham’s Corner.
- American Indian Art Exhibit: From Wounded Knee to Present
The NAIS program has organized an exhibit of American Indian art to be shown at UMass Boston
- Roundtable & Reception for “From Wounded Knee to Present”
Roundtable with the artists & catered reception
- Fulbright Award Recipient Liz Doles ’07 Captures Sri Lanka through Pinhole Photography
In Colombo, Sri Lanka, UMass Boston alumna Liz Doles is taking in life and landmarks through an unusual lens: her homemade pinhole camera.
- UMass Boston Alumnus’ Documentary to Air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network on March 1
UMass Boston alumnus and adjunct professor Chico Colvard’s documentary Family Affair will make its national TV premiere on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on March 1 at 8 p.m.
- Sunflowers for Vincent Reception
Come celebrate the newest addition to our Arts on the Point Sculpture Park.
- UMass Boston Cosponsors Boston Harbor Islands 2011 Native American Summer Festival
UMass Boston's Institute for New England Native American Studies is cosponsoring the Boston Harbor Islands Native American Festival on August 6.
- UMass Boston Professor Honored for his Work Curating Claude Monet Exhibit
Claude Monet: Late Work, a show curated by UMass Boston Professor of Art Paul Hayes Tucker, has been named Best Show in a Commercial Gallery in NY.
- A Walk Through UMass Boston’s “Arts on the Point”
Arts on the Point makes a statement about UMass Boston, declaring that this urban, public university is home to innovation and intellectual discipline.
- A Piece of Boston’s Maritime History Comes to UMass Boston
Relatives and friends of the late Robert Woodbury gathered for the unveiling of The Great Republic, an oil painting his family bestowed on the university.