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Exhibition and Lecture Highlights—Spring 2015 (Click to view PDF)

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Student Exhibitions"Graphic Arts and Print + Paper Area Exhibition"
March 5–April 2, 2015
BAG Gallery, Project Space, Weems Center (Atrium)
Featuring selections and highlights from student work coming out of the Graphic Arts and the Print and Paper areas over the past year.

"Graduating Students and Award Recipients Exhibition"
April 23–May 16, 2015
Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium + Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery
All students graduating in the class of 2015, as well as any student award recipients from the 2014-2015 academic school year are encouraged to submit work to SMFA's largest annual exhibition of student work. Work will be displayed throughout the entirety of the first and bottom floors of the SMFA.For more information on student competitions and awards click here. Opening reception: Thursday, April 23, 2015 5–7 pm.

"STUDENTS CURATE STUDENTS: Some Assembly Required"
March 7–August 16, 2015
Courtyard Gallery, 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 fragmentation of visual and intellectual information as components of a larger picture. Artists Talk: Saturday, March 14 from 12–1 pm.

"SMFA at Erbaluce: Mostra II"
April 1–June 1, 2015‚Äč
Erbaluce, 69 Church Street, Boston
SMFA is partnering with Boston restaurant Erbaluce for a series of exhibitions of student artwork. The series, curated by senior Will Ferguson, will showcase the dynamic range of works by current SMFA students—covering different media and perspectives.

"The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston"
The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
May 11–14, 2015
Featuring film/video, painting, performance, sculpture, photography, drawing and more this diverse, group exhibition culminates the dynamic two-year program. Reception: May 14, 7:30–10 pm

First Year Exhibition 2015: Master of Fine Arts Program, SMFA, Boston
February 9–March 27, 2015
Mission Hill Gallery, Holliston High School Gallery, Piano Craft Gallery
Featuring a series of seven week-long exhibitions across three gallery spaces.

Alumni at the MFA–"Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies"
April 18–September 13, 2015
Lisbeth Tarlow and Stephen Kay Art Wall in the Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria (Gallery 265), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In his first solo exhibition at the MFA, SMFA Traveling Fellow Fuenmayor (MFA ’04) explores notions of national identity, geographic displacement, and colonial histories.

(SMFA Alumnus) "John Wilson: Boston's Native Son"
February 18–April 6, 2015
Stairwell Gallery, St. Botolph Club, 199 Commonwealth Ave.
John Wilson: Boston's Native Son features drawings, prints, and paintings that represent various aspects of a remarkable career that has spanned more than seven decades. From his time as a student studying at the Museum School under the direction of Karl Zerbe in the early 1940's; to his work in Leger's studio in the late 1940's; to his collaboration with Taller de Grafica Popular in Mexico in the 1950's; to his commemorative portraits of Martin Luther King completed through the 1980-90's, Wilson has developed a unique artistic vision that embraced social concern. While educated as part of a talented group of students who later became known as Boston Expressionists, Wilson cannot be viewed solely through an expressive lens. Instead, the trajectory of his life's work directs us towards a complex exploration of the changing artistic and social landscape of the last century. -Katherine French

Opening Reception: Monday, March 23, 5:30–7 pm

Curated by Katherine French, Director Emerita, Danforth Art