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Faculty Abigail Child Recieves Fulbright Specialist Grant

Nov 24, 2014

Congrats to faculty SMFA Abigail Child who is the recipient of a 2015 grant from the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), which promotes connections between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. Abby is traveling now to Greece to deliver a retrospective at the Athens Film Festival and Athens Cinematheque with a master class at the Exile Room as part of the 8th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival.

Practice, Practicing, and the Perpetual Becoming of Performance

Nov 5, 2014

On November 14 and 15, SMFA will host the Petrichor Performance Collective and Panoply Performance Lab who will present a discursive exhibition of performative works in Boston and Brooklyn as well as panel discussions on the legacy of performative practices and collective engagement in both cities. This exchange is curated/organized by SMFA MFA student Helina Metaferia and Esther Neff, respective members of Petrichor and Panoply.

David Armstrong (1954–2014)

Oct 28, 2014

SMFA mourns the loss of alumnus and photographer David Armstrong who passed away October 25 after a battle with cancer. While at SMFA Armstrong (Dip ’78, FY ’80, BFA ’89) became associated with the Boston School, whose members unabashedly documented the intimate, sometimes lurid, moments of their lives. His work transitioned from portraits to cityscapes and landscapes to fashion photography. Armstrong’s photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions including the 1995 Whitney Biennial and Emotions and Relations at the Hamburger Kunsthalle and has appeared in French Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme+, GQ, and The New York Time Style Magazine among others. 

Read tributes from The Guardian (UK) and Vogue honoring his passion and talent. 


SMFA Art Sale Returns November 20–23

Oct 20, 2014

SMFA's highly anticipated sale showcases an impressive range of SMFA’s emerging and established artists—from students and alumni to faculty and affiliated artists. Explore and shop the eclectic mix of works on a changing rotation, which are priced by the artists and sold to benefit SMFA student scholarships. Join us for the opening celebration November 20, 5–8 pm, which will feature music and cash bar.

Admission to the sale and related events is free. Call 617-369-3204 or visit our webpage for more information.

2015 Traveling Fellows Announced

Sep 25, 2014

Congratulations to the 10 artists selected as 2015 SMFA Traveling Fellows. Since 1899, this SMFA program has awarded funds to select artists for post-graduate work and travel. Upon the completion of their travels, a jury will select one artist for a solo presentation at the MFA Boston in 2017. Read more about the Fellows.

Shinique Smith's Mural On View at the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Sep 25, 2014

The completion of SMFA alumna Shinique Smith's large-scale mural, Seven Moons Junction, at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Wall at Dewey Square Park was celebrated on September 23. Click here to watch a time-lapse video of the mural installation.

SMFA Students Exhibit at MFA's Hunt Library: "Four Painters 2014"

Sep 18, 2014

The staff of the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library invites you the 23rd exhibition in their collaboration with students from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

4 Painters 2014
September 18–December 12, 2014
Opening Reception: September 25, 2014, 4–6 pm

Read more about the exhibit and William Morris Hunt Memorial Library »

SMFA Finalist Announced for LG's Art of the Pixel

Sep 10, 2014

Congratulations to BFA student Daniel Barreto, whose work Au Courant has been named the SMFA finalist for LG's Art of the Pixel contest. Winners will be selected at a gala event on September 17. Read the Boston Herald interview with Daniel.