McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

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The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College organizes and presents innovative, multidisciplinary exhibitions that receive national and international recognition, attracting audiences from the Boston area and beyond. The McMullen is in the vanguard of museums creating exhibitions that extend past traditional art historical presentations, providing political, historical, and cultural context for works on view. It plays a major role in the cultural and intellectual life of Boston College, as well as the international community of scholars and art enthusiasts. In keeping with the University’s central teaching mission, the Museum’s exhibitions are accompanied by scholarly catalogues and related public programs. The McMullen Museum of Art was named in 1996 by the late BC benefactor, trustee and art collector John J. McMullen and his wife Jacqueline McMullen.

Visit https://buff.ly/3bKe7lM to read digital catalogues from past McMullen exhibitions. Four new titles were added just...
05/18/2020

Visit https://buff.ly/3bKe7lM to read digital catalogues from past McMullen exhibitions. Four new titles were added just last week, including 2018's "Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement." Co-curator Ash Anderson urges readers to engage with Weems's photographs to "find our way to grace through the power of pictures, the power of language, and the power of education."

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Looking for new video content? Check out the McMullen's YouTube channel at https://buff.ly/3bslY7q. There you'll find ex...
05/12/2020

Looking for new video content? Check out the McMullen's YouTube channel at https://buff.ly/3bslY7q. There you'll find exhibition videos from "Indian Ocean Current," "Eaglemania," and "Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction," alongside lectures, and more! #theMcMullen #McMullenFromHome #MuseumFromHome

Wangechi Mutu’s "Amazing Grace" and "I’m too Misty" are featured in the McMullen's "Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic N...
05/04/2020

Wangechi Mutu’s "Amazing Grace" and "I’m too Misty" are featured in the McMullen's "Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives." Visit The Met to learn more about the artist and her commission for its facade, "The NewOnes, will free Us," which is viewable to all who walk by the museum during its closure.
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Attrib. Suzuki Chōkichi (1848–1919), "Eagle," c. 1890s. Bronze, gold, shakudō, 73 x 68 x 59 in., McMullen Museum of Art,...
04/28/2020

Attrib. Suzuki Chōkichi (1848–1919), "Eagle," c. 1890s. Bronze, gold, shakudō, 73 x 68 x 59 in., McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College.

Working from home? Liven up your Zoom with some images from the McMullen! Message us with requests—we’ll be adding to th...
04/21/2020

Working from home? Liven up your Zoom with some images from the McMullen! Message us with requests—we’ll be adding to this folder with highlights from past exhibitions and our permanent collection.

#McMullenFromHome #MuseumFromHome

Working from home? Liven up your Zoom with some images from the McMullen! Message us with requests—we’ll be adding to this folder with highlights from past exhibitions and our permanent collection.

#McMullenFromHome #MuseumFromHome

As we explore the history of modern Cuban art for our next exhibition on Mariano, we thought you might enjoy William Pat...
04/14/2020
Historical Close-Up: Modern Cuban Painters at MoMA, 1944

As we explore the history of modern Cuban art for our next exhibition on Mariano, we thought you might enjoy William Paterson University professor Alejandro Anreus's article on one of the first Cuban art exhibitions at MoMA in 1944, which featured several works by Mariano. Anreus highlights an important point at which modern Cuban art was redefined in distinction from Mexican and European abstraction. Read the full article at https://buff.ly/3a8fSbJ.

Last month, the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies presented a program on “Modern Cuban Art in New York: The MoMA Exhibition of 1944.” Alejandro Anreus, professor of art history and Latin American/Latino Studies at William Paterson University, led off with a talk about the exhibition,...

Watch Prasannan Parthasarathi, professor of history at Boston College, and Salim Currimjee, founder of Institute of Cont...
04/06/2020

Watch Prasannan Parthasarathi, professor of history at Boston College, and Salim Currimjee, founder of Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, introduce “Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives” and its featured artists Shiraz Bayjoo, Shilpa Gupta, Nicholas Hbolo, Wangechi Mutu, Penny Siopis, and Hajra Waheed: https://buff.ly/2wm2eEc

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The McMullen’s new digital learning page, McMullen From Home, is now live! Visit https://buff.ly/2UAesSS to listen, watc...
04/02/2020

The McMullen’s new digital learning page, McMullen From Home, is now live! Visit https://buff.ly/2UAesSS to listen, watch, read, and learn from our lectures, virtual tours, catalogues, and podcasts that span the history of art.

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Miss visiting the museum? The McMullen and its Student Ambassadors have created a virtual tour of "Indian Ocean Current:...
04/01/2020

Miss visiting the museum? The McMullen and its Student Ambassadors have created a virtual tour of "Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives"! Walk through the galleries, take a closer look at the works on display, and learn more about climate change. https://buff.ly/3aBEIC3

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03/31/2020
StudentAmbassadorPromo

Curious about what our Student Ambassadors do at the McMullen? Check out this recent video made by the Marketing Committee.

If you're interested in becoming a Student Ambassador for the 2020–21 academic year, applications have been extended through Monday, April 13, 2020. Full-time Boston College undergraduates from all majors are encouraged to apply.
Apply now at https://buff.ly/3dP7Ojt

The McMullen Museum is temporarily closed to the public, beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Boston Coll...
03/13/2020
Coronavirus Updates - Boston College

The McMullen Museum is temporarily closed to the public, beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Boston College continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, prioritizing the safety of our visitors, staff, students, and docents. Please review Boston College’s latest policies and procedures at https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/sites/updates/coronavirus.html.

Boston College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus and is in constant contact with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The University is also following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control. There are currently no confirmed cases at Boston College.

The McMullen Museum remains open to the public and welcomes all visitors Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 p...
03/12/2020
Coronavirus Updates - Boston College

The McMullen Museum remains open to the public and welcomes all visitors Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm.

With an abundance of caution, the Museum has canceled public tours and events through April 6, acting in accordance with guidelines provided by Boston College. Please note our revised Thursday hours and please review Boston College’s latest COVID-19 policies and procedures at https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/sites/updates/coronavirus.html.

Boston College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus and is in constant contact with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The University is also following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control. There are currently no confirmed cases at Boston College.

Students: Interested in the visuals of climate change? The McMullen is hosting an undergraduate conference and is lookin...
02/24/2020

Students: Interested in the visuals of climate change? The McMullen is hosting an undergraduate conference and is looking for presenters! Topics include visualizing climate change data, the role of art in environmental crises, green design for the future, and much more. Submit your 150-200 word abstract to [email protected] by Wed., Feb. 26, 2020.

Join us for a Walk + Talk through our current exhibition “Indian Ocean Current” on Friday, February 21. Curator and Prof...
02/17/2020

Join us for a Walk + Talk through our current exhibition “Indian Ocean Current” on Friday, February 21. Curator and Professor of History Prasannan Parthasarathi will lead visitors through the show and offer exclusive behind-the-scenes stories on how it came together. Free and open to the public.

Don’t forget to come celebrate Lunar New Year with us tomorrow from 12-4!
02/01/2020

Don’t forget to come celebrate Lunar New Year with us tomorrow from 12-4!

The McMullen is pleased to present its newest exhibition, "Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives," open now thro...
01/27/2020

The McMullen is pleased to present its newest exhibition, "Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives," open now through May 31, 2020.

We're getting ready for our new exhibition! Assistant Director Diana Larsen and crew hang works by Penny Siopis. "Indian...
01/17/2020

We're getting ready for our new exhibition! Assistant Director Diana Larsen and crew hang works by Penny Siopis. "Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives" opens to the public on January 27, 2020.

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12/13/2019

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10/09/2019
Things are gradually coming together for our four fall exhibitions. We are looking forward to opening the doors soon for...
08/27/2019

Things are gradually coming together for our four fall exhibitions. We are looking forward to opening the doors soon for the Student Opening on September 6, from 6–10 pm and to the public on September 9 at 10:00 am.

Things are gradually coming together for our four fall exhibitions. We are looking forward to opening the doors soon for the Student Opening on September 6, from 6–10 pm and to the public on September 9 at 10:00 am.

Missed our most recent exhibitions? Feel free to check them out online via our virtual walkthroughs. You can find "Eagle...
06/12/2019

Missed our most recent exhibitions? Feel free to check them out online via our virtual walkthroughs. You can find "Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America" at https://is.gd/rxHBPg and "Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction" at https://is.gd/i0u9Bg.

"Tracking the Eagle" is the new scripted podcast series from the McMullen Museum's Digital Humanities committee. Over th...
03/21/2019
New Podcast Series: Tracking the Eagle

"Tracking the Eagle" is the new scripted podcast series from the McMullen Museum's Digital Humanities committee. Over the course of three episodes, we'll delve into the history, rediscovery, and campus impact of the iconic Boston College eagle statue. In this first episode, we hear from Assistant Director Diana Larsen about the statue's rediscovery and lengthy restoration process.
https://theterracebc.com/2019/03/21/new-podcast-series-tracking-the-eagle/

“Tracking the Eagle” is the new scripted podcast series from the McMullen Museum’s Digital Humanities committee. Over the course of three episodes, we’ll delve into the hist…

By Michael Kratochvil This semester, the McMullen Museum is highlighting Japanese art through the "Eaglemania" exhibit a...
03/20/2019
Exhibition Spotlight: Crystal Ball and Stand

By Michael Kratochvil This semester, the McMullen Museum is highlighting Japanese art through the "Eaglemania" exhibit and Spanish art through the "Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction" exhibit. Every so often, student ambassadors will select one piece from these collections to highlight in The Terrace. Somewhat hidden in the right corner of the "Eaglemania" exhibit is a small but captivating crystal ball, purchased by one of the museum’s most prolific donors: Isabel Anderson. [ 224 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/03/20/exhibition-spotlight-crystal-ball-and-stand/

By Michael Kratochvil This semester, the McMullen Museum is highlighting Japanese art through the “Eaglemania” exhibit and Spanish art through the “Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstrac…

The Year of the Pig kicked off with a bang, as on February 16, the McMullen Museum came alive with music, food and craft...
03/15/2019
In Case You Missed It: Lunar New Year Celebration

The Year of the Pig kicked off with a bang, as on February 16, the McMullen Museum came alive with music, food and crafts to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The McMullen worked in conjunction with the Chinese Student Association, the Korean Student Association, the South East Asian Student Association, the Vietnamese Student Association and the Asian Caucus to pull off the perfect Lunar New Year event. 228 more words [ 225 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/03/15/in-case-you-missed-it-lunar-new-year-celebration-2/

The Year of the Pig kicked off with a bang, as on February 16, the McMullen Museum came alive with music, food and crafts to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The McMullen worked in conjunction with th…

Are you a BC student interested in working for the McMullen Museum next year? Apply to be a Student Ambassador!
03/12/2019

Are you a BC student interested in working for the McMullen Museum next year? Apply to be a Student Ambassador!

By Annabel Steele The McMullen Museum kicked off the spring semester by welcoming students to Art After Dark on February...
02/20/2019
In Case You Missed It: Spring 2019 Student Opening

By Annabel Steele The McMullen Museum kicked off the spring semester by welcoming students to Art After Dark on February 8th for the students’ introduction to the new exhibit, "EagleMania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America." The exhibit itself shows off a variety of Japanese art, from folding screens and ceramics to a small-scale replica of a pagoda. Much of the art was originally owned by Larz and Isabel Anderson, who collected a great deal of beautiful art during their travels to Japan. [ 304 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/02/20/in-case-you-missed-it-spring-2019-student-opening/

By Annabel Steele The McMullen Museum kicked off the spring semester by welcoming students to Art After Dark on February 8th for the students’ introduction to the new exhibit, “EagleMania: Co…

As part of the McMullen Museum’s 2019 spring opening celebration of Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction, Manuel Fontán d...
02/12/2019
“Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction” (Lecture 2/10/2019)

As part of the McMullen Museum’s 2019 spring opening celebration of Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction, Manuel Fontán del Junco and María Toledo of the Fundación Juan March introduce the major themes of the exhibition and the history of the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español. This lecture took place at the McMullen Museum of Art on February 10, 2019.
https://theterracebc.com/2019/02/12/cuenca-city-of-spanish-abstraction-lecture-2-10-2019/

As part of the McMullen Museum’s 2019 spring opening celebration of Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction, Manuel Fontán del Junco and María Toledo of the Fundación Juan March introduce the major the…

As part of the McMullen Museum’s 2019 spring opening celebration of Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age Am...
02/12/2019
“Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America” (Lecture 2/10/2019)

As part of the McMullen Museum’s 2019 spring opening celebration of Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America, curators Diana Larsen and Victoria Weston introduce the major themes of the exhibition and the history and conservation of the exhibition's featured work, the Boston College bronze eagle. This lecture took place at the McMullen Museum of Art on February 10, 2019.
https://theterracebc.com/2019/02/12/eaglemania-collecting-japanese-art-in-gilded-age-america-lecture-2-10-2019/

As part of the McMullen Museum’s 2019 spring opening celebration of Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America, curators Diana Larsen and Victoria Weston introduce the major themes o…

By Amir Boulos The Museum of Fine Arts is in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1786 in  one of the oldest Ame...
02/06/2019
My Favorite Museum: The Museum of Fine Arts

By Amir Boulos The Museum of Fine Arts is in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1786 in one of the oldest Americans cities. However, bigger cities like New York and Los Angeles have taken larger portions of the American population, dazzling viewers with skyscrapers and lots of lights. Boston has stayed humble, with its quaint buildings dicing narrow streets. And….. [ 411 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/02/06/my-favorite-museum-the-museum-of-fine-arts/

By Amir Boulos The Museum of Fine Arts is in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1786 in one of the oldest Americans cities. However, bigger cities like New York and Los Angeles have take…

By Annabel Steele One of the best parts about my experience studying abroad was my two-and-a-half week long Easter break...
02/06/2019
My Favorite Museum: The Beatles Story

By Annabel Steele One of the best parts about my experience studying abroad was my two-and-a-half week long Easter break. I left Ireland for a fortnight and spent time in Scotland, England, Italy and France, enjoying every single second of it (and making good use of every single second, too—I hardly slept at all). And while I was excited to see famous sights like Loch Lomond, Edinburgh Castle, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Colosseum, St. [ 541 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/02/06/my-favorite-museum-the-beatles-story/

By Annabel Steele One of the best parts about my experience studying abroad was my two-and-a-half week long Easter break. I left Ireland for a fortnight and spent time in Scotland, England, Italy a…

02/01/2019

Didn't get a chance to see the "Carrie Mae Weems" exhibition? The McMullen Student Ambassadors have created a virtual walkthrough for you! You can walk through each room and click on the images to see the show even now that it has moved on to Allentown. https://www.bc.edu/sites/artmuseum/exhibitions/weems/walkthrough/

By Kevin Deng I’m not from anywhere particularly extraordinary, which is probably why it was such a disappointment to bo...
01/31/2019
Student Ambassador Winter Series: A Few Words on the (For Legal Purposes) Unnamed Burger Shop

By Kevin Deng I’m not from anywhere particularly extraordinary, which is probably why it was such a disappointment to both me and my high school friends when the burger shop in town, “our spot,” shut down for good. And when you’re at a lack of much else to do in the vicinity, you start to reflect—there are many different signs that change has become inescapable, but the first is when the burger joints start closing. [ 341 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/01/31/student-ambassador-winter-series-a-few-words-on-the-for-legal-purposes-unnamed-burger-shop/

By Kevin Deng I’m not from anywhere particularly extraordinary, which is probably why it was such a disappointment to both me and my high school friends when the burger shop in town, “our spot,” sh…

By Carolina Gazal After the peak of finals season, I told myself I would spend every day of my winter break living my be...
01/27/2019
Student Ambassador Winter Series: On Doing “Nothing”

By Carolina Gazal After the peak of finals season, I told myself I would spend every day of my winter break living my best life, hanging out with my friends, exploring New York City and all the magic it had to offer, especially during the holiday season. Unfortunately, my break didn’t pan out like I had imagined. I found myself with a raging fever and pounding headache on the day of my last exam, unable to remember the amazing plans I had meticulously concocted for myself during those cold and brutal study days. [ 322 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/01/27/student-ambassador-winter-series-on-doing-nothing/

By Carolina Gazal After the peak of finals season, I told myself I would spend every day of my winter break living my best life, hanging out with my friends, exploring New York City and all the mag…

by Reeno Hashimoto Over winter vacation, I traveled to Japan to celebrate the wedding of a dear friend whom I have known...
01/24/2019
Student Ambassador Winter Series: The Yayoi Kusama Museum

by Reeno Hashimoto Over winter vacation, I traveled to Japan to celebrate the wedding of a dear friend whom I have known since I was ten years old. During the frenzy of wedding festivities, I managed to find time to frequent a few of Tokyo’s many cultural institutions such as the Suntory Museum of Art and 21_21 Design Sight. Of the many venues whose art I admired, one remains most memorable: the… [ 340 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/01/24/student-ambassador-winter-series-the-yayoi-kusama-museum/

by Reeno Hashimoto Over winter vacation, I traveled to Japan to celebrate the wedding of a dear friend whom I have known since I was ten years old. During the frenzy of wedding festivities, I manag…

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The McMullen Museum is temporarily closed to the public, beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Boston College continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, prioritizing the safety of our visitors, staff, students, and docents. Please review Boston College’s latest policies and procedures here.

The McMullen Museum is pleased to present its newest exhibition, Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives, curated by Boston College Professor of History Prasannan Parthasarathi and founder of the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean in Mauritius Salim Currimjee. Indian Ocean Current features videos, collages, paintings, sculptures, interactive installations, and photographs by renowned artists Shiraz Bayjoo, Nicholas Hlobo, Shilpa Gupta, Wangechi Mutu, Penny Siopis, and Hajra Waheed—whose deep ties to the lands surrounding the Indian Ocean inform their work.

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