Welcome to the SMFA Press Room
If you are a member of the press and would like additional information or digital photography, please contact Brooke Daniels at 617-369-3605. For a comprehensive list of our exhibitions, events and public programs, please visit the Calendar.

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1/28/16–​"On Exactitude in Science," January 28–March 6, featuring Jennifer Bornstein, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Jumana Manna, Elizabeth McAlpine​ and guest curated by Dina Deitsch
3/2/16–2016 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Announced, presented by SMFA
4/21/16–2016 Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, May 17–20
5/2/16–2016 Commencement
5/23/16–2016 Medal Award Gala Honoring Mona Hatoum, May 23


1/29/15–​"Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict," January 29–March 7, guest curated by Pamela Allara
2/17/15–Of Color: 2014–15 Graduate Colloquium, February 17
3/7/15–2015 Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and Exhibition
5/11/15–The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, May 11–14
5/17/15–Jordan Kretchmer of Livefyre Named 2015 Commencement Speaker
5/18/15–​SMFA Honors John Baldessari at 2015 Medal Award Gala, May 18
8/24/15–​SMFA Announces 2016 Traveling Fellows
9/16/15–2015–16 Graduate Colloquium: For Giving Time
9/17/15–SMFA Presents "Raqs Media Collective: Luminous Will," September 17–October 17, 2015
12/22/15 - SMFA to Become Part of Tufts University. Collection of press releases and letters to our community.


11/20/14–2014 SMFA Art Sale Returns November 20–23
9/22/14–2015 SMFA Traveling Fellows Announced
9/9/14–"Reverb: New Art from Greece," September 9–October 18, 2014
8/25/14–LG Announces School Finalists for Art of the Pixel Contest Including SMFA Student Daniel Barreto
8/23/14–​"Shinique Smith: Bright Matter" SMFA Alumna Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 23, 2014–March 1, 2015​
7/1/14–SMFA Sponsoring LG's Art of the Pixel Contest
6/18/14–SMFA Joins President Obama's Maker Movement Initiative
5/19/14–2014 Medal Award Gala Honoring Sarah Sze, May 19
5/18/14–2014 SMFA Commencement Speaker: Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the MFA
5/13/14–"The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston," May 13–18, 2014
4/19/14–Traveling Fellow Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: "Evelyn Rydz: Forever Yours"
2/6/2014–"SMFA Faculty Exhibition," February 6–March 15, 2014
2/27/2014–2014 SMFA Graduate Open Studios, February 27+28, 2014
3/7/2014–SMFA Announces the 2014 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
3/17/14–SMFA Collaborates with Latino Art Beat on National Youth Film Competition


9/10/2013–SMFA Presents "Dilated Biography: Contemporary Cuban Narratives," September 10–October 19, 2013
9/1/2013–SMFA Announces 2014 SMFA Traveling Fellows
7/1/2013–Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition - July 2013
6/1/2013–SMFA Faculty Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons to Represent Cuba at the 2013 Venice Bienale
6/1/2013–Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions - June 2013
5/20/2013–18th Annual Medal Award Gala Honoring Glenn Ligon, May 20
5/19/2013–2013 Commencment Speaker: Art Critic and Curator, Hou Hanru
5/17/2013–SMFA 2013 Commencement Kick-off Party, May 17
5/11–10/27/2013–Traveling Fellow Exhibition at the Musuem of Fine Arts, "Ridley Howard: Fields and Stripes"
5/10+11/2013–Spring Sidewalk Sale May 10+11, Support Art Students
5/1/2013–Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions - May 2013
4/20/2013–SMFA Professional Practices Class Pop-Up Show, "SOMETHINGS, " April 20
4/12/2013—SMFA is Named Massachusetts Affiliate for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
4/1/2013–Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions - April 2013
3/13/2013–2013–14 Springborn Fellowships Announced
3/8+9/2013–Third Annual Graduate Open Studios, March 8+9, 2013
3/5/2013–Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions - March 2013
2/20/2013–"FRIGID PHRASES," an outdoor, public art word game created by SMFA graduate students, February 20
1/30/2013–"Histories of Now: A Space for Dialogue, Art and Activism," January 30–March 12, 2013
1/15/2013–SMFA Announces City Studio, a Partnership with Boston Public Schools


11/29/2012–The Museum School Art Sale, November 29–December 2
10/25/2012–Mnemonic Performance by Katrina Chamberlin in Conjunction with "Something Along Those Lines," October 
9/13/2012–"Something Along Those Lines," September 13–November 3, 2012
9/10/2012–2013 SMFA Traveling Fellows Announced
6/13/2012–2012–13 Springborn Fellows Announced
5/22/2012–17th Annual Medal Award Gala Honoring Lalla Essaydi, May 22
5/20/2012–Artist Lalla Essaydi Named 2012 Commencement Speaker
5/19/2012–"MEDIUM WITHOUT MEASURE," featuring award recipients, graduating students and Senior Thesis participants, May 19–June 2
5/11/2012–SMFA Spring Sidewalk Sale, May 11 + 12
5/3/2012–Proof of Purchase at Samsøn, May 3–6, 2012
4/7/2012–"SMFA Traveling Scholars," April 7–May 5, 2012
4/2/2012–SMFA Launches Partnership with Kickstarter
3/30/2012–Spring 2012 Graduate Colloquium: "Artists Collectives and Artistic Collectivism," March 30 
3/27/2012–"Forms in Flux: A Collaboration Between Aichi University and SMFA," March 27–April 21, 2012
3/2/2012–SMFA Grad Open Studios, March 2 + 3
3/1/2012–2012 SMFA Traveling Fellows Announced
2/16/2012–SMFA Announces New Dean of the School, Sarah M. McKinnon
1/18/2012–"Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo", January 18–March 17


12/8/2011–The Museum School Art Sale, December 8–11, 2011
9/13/2011–"Disponible: A Kind of Mexican Show" featuring eight Mexican contemporary artists, September 13–November 19, 2011
5/23/2011–16th Annual Medal Award Gala Honoring Susan W. Paine, May 23, 2011
5/22/2011–Curator and Critic Okwui Enwezor Named 2011 Commencement Speaker
5/6/2011–2011 Spring Sidewalk Sale, May 6 + 7
5/4/2011–2011 SMFA Traveling Fellows Announced
4/26/2011–2011–12 Springborn Fellows Announced
4/1/2011–Graduate Colloquium: "From Appropriation to Infiltration: Techniques for Accessing Public Through Tactical Media"
3/30/2011–"Fifth Year Exhibition 2011" and "SMFA Traveling Scholars" on view together for the first time at SMFA, March 30–April 30, 2011
              –Images for "Fifth Year Exhibition 2011"
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2/10/2011–2011 "Student Annual Exhibition," February 10–March 3, 2011


SMFA Announces New President, Chris Bratton

11/17/2010–The Museum School Art Sale, Celebrating its 30th Year, November 17–21, 2010
11/17/2010–The Museum School Art Sale Press Images
10/21/2010–2010–11 Springborn Fellows Announced
10/14//2010–Proof of Purchase, hosted by Samsøn, October 14–17, 2010
9/1/2010–"Faculty Show: David Davison, Mags Harries, and Warren Mather," September 1–October 16, 2010
5/23/2010–Alumna and Filmmaker Cindy Kleine Named 2010 Commencement Speaker
5/1/2010–15th Annual Medal Award Gala, Honoring Alumnus Omer Fast, May 1, 2010
4/12/2010–2010 Graduate Colloquium: Re-Imaging Home: A Site for Personal and Social Transformation
4/10/2010–"SMFA Traveling Scholars" Images
4/10/2010–"SMFA Traveling Scholars," April 10–May 31, 2010 at the Foster Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
3/31/2010– "Fifth Exhibition 2010," March 31–May 1, 2010
3/31/2010– "Fifth Year Exhibition 2010" Images
2/11/2010–"2010 Student Annual Exhibition," February 11–March 3, 2010


11/18/09–InsideOut 2009 Image Sheet
11/18/09–InsideOut: The Museum School Art Sale, November 18-22, 2009
10/4/09–SMFA Hosting 2009 Boston National Portfolio Day
9/2/09–Faculty Show: Fritz Buehner, Erica Daborn, William Flynn, John Schulz and Yoshiko Yamamoto
5/14/09–"ConEdCongeries": Third annual CE exhibition
5/14/09–"Senior Projects 2009" Exhibition
5/8/09–2009 Spring Sidewalk Sale fact sheet
5/1/09–Artist Domingo Barreres Named 2009 Commencement Speaker
4/18/09–14th Annual Medal Award Honoring Alex Katz
4/10/09–"Fifth Year Exhibition 2009"
3/28/09–"2009 SMFA Traveling Scholars"
1/26/09–"2009 Student Annual Exhibition"
1/1/09–Work by Museum School Faculty Members on View January 2009


10/28/08–InsideOut: The Museum School Art Sale Images
9/24/08–InsideOut: The Museum School Art Sale, November 19-23, 2008
8/1/08–"Shifting Perspectives: Esteban Pastorino Daz"
6/17/08–The Second Annual Continuing Education Exhibition, "ceX: The Some of Us"
5/23/08–Medal Award Honoree Julian Schnabel Inspires $285K Gift to the SMFA
4/25/08–Commencement 2008
4/17/08–"Senior Projects 2008" Exhibition
3/13/08–2008 Medal Award Honoring Julian Schnabel
2/25/08 "Fifth Year Exhibition 2008"
1/18/08–"Student Annual Exhibition" 2008
1/1/08–"SMFA Traveling Scholars"


12/13/07–2008 Whitney Biennial Alumni Participants
10/16/07–December Sale 2007
8/9/07–"America's Paradise" and "Isla Del Encanto": Contemporary Art from the American Caribbean
5/16/07–Decent Exposure
5/7/07–Commencement 2007
4/20/07–Medal Award press release
4/15/07–Senior Project Exhibition
4/15/07–Spring Sidewalk Sale 2007
4/13/07–Fifth Year Exhibition 2007
4/2/07–Northeastern University and SMFA Announce Joint Degree Programs
1/29/07–SMFA Traveling Scholars


10/11/06–December Sale 2006
8/17/06–December Sale 2006 fact sheet
7/20/06–Lois Mailou Jones: The Early Works: 1927-1937
4/26/06–Commencement 2006
1/17/06–SMFA Traveling Scholars