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.

"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 Fontá...
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 ...
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 ...
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…

By Sthefany Martinez Winter in New York is truly a magical time of year. Amongst some of the yearly holiday traditions, ...
01/23/2019
Student Ambassador Winter Series: Winter in New York City

By Sthefany Martinez Winter in New York is truly a magical time of year. Amongst some of the yearly holiday traditions, one can view the holiday train show on display at the Botanical Garden, take a picture with Santa at Macy’s on 34th Street, or see the Rockettes live at Radio City. This year I decided to enjoy a landmark New York tradition and see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. [ 244 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2019/01/23/student-ambassador-winter-series-winter-in-new-york-city/

By Sthefany Martinez Winter in New York is truly a magical time of year. Amongst some of the yearly holiday traditions, one can view the holiday train show on display at the Botanical Garden, take …

By Annabel Steele Carrie Mae Weems’s Strategies of Engagement has evoked all sorts of emotions from McMullen Museum vi...
12/05/2018
The Pepper’s Ghost Effect

By Annabel Steele Carrie Mae Weems’s Strategies of Engagement has evoked all sorts of emotions from McMullen Museum visitors this semester—but perhaps no part of the exhibition is quite as captivating as “Lincoln, Lonnie and Me,” the Pepper’s Ghost installation on the second floor Daley gallery. In order to reach the installation, visitors must duck around a curtain and enter a small space similar to a theater. [ 221 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2018/12/04/the-peppers-ghost-effect/

By Annabel Steele Carrie Mae Weems’s Strategies of Engagement has evoked all sorts of emotions from McMullen Museum visitors this semester—but perhaps no part of the exhibition is quite as captivat…

By Ileana Lobkowicz The McMullen Feature Series is our newest addition to The Terrace, in which we profile a current sta...
12/03/2018
Employee Spotlight: Diana Larsen, Assistant Director for Exhibition Design, Collections Management and Curatorial Affairs

By Ileana Lobkowicz The McMullen Feature Series is our newest addition to The Terrace, in which we profile a current staff member or student ambassador working at the museum. Diana Larsen has been Assistant Director for Exhibition Design, Collections Management and Curatorial Affairs for the McMullen Museum since 2005. Her responsibilities have varied from designing and curating exhibitions to lecturing on restored artwork. [ 707 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2018/12/03/employee-spotlight-diana-larsen-assistant-director-for-exhibition-design-collections-management-and-curatorial-affairs/

By Ileana Lobkowicz The McMullen Feature Series is our newest addition to The Terrace, in which we profile a current staff member or student ambassador working at the museum. Diana Larsen has bee…

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present the newest season of our premiere podcast, Art in Focus. For thi...
11/29/2018
Art in Focus Podcast: “Carrie Mae Weems” with Professors Ash Anderson and Lisa Kessler

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present the newest season of our premiere podcast, Art in Focus. For this episode of Art in Focus, we invited art professors Ash Anderson (a co-curator of Strategies of Engagement) and Lisa Kessler to speak about Weems and her work.
https://theterracebc.com/2018/11/29/art-in-focus-podcast-carrie-mae-weems-with-professors-ash-anderson-and-lisa-kessler/

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present the newest season of our premiere podcast, Art in Focus. For this episode of Art in Focus, we invited art professors Ash Anderson (a co-curat…

By Carolina Gazal It just so happens that every Tuesday, it rains terribly during my shift at the McMullen Museum. The s...
11/20/2018
Rainy Tuesdays at the Museum

By Carolina Gazal It just so happens that every Tuesday, it rains terribly during my shift at the McMullen Museum. The second the clock strikes 1:30 pm, it begins to rain right as I head to the Museum. The bright red leaves become soggy piles of mush, puddles of mud flood my walk, and I ask myself why does it have to rain every Tuesday? [ 310 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2018/11/20/rainy-tuesdays-at-the-museum/

By Carolina Gazal It just so happens that every Tuesday, it rains terribly during my shift at the McMullen Museum. The second the clock strikes 1:30 pm, it begins to rain right as I head to the Mus…

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present the newest season of our premiere podcast, Art in Focus. This se...
11/19/2018
Art in Focus Podcast: “Carrie Mae Weems” with Allison Wojciechowski and Annabel Holland

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present the newest season of our premiere podcast, Art in Focus. This season, we've decided to feature both professor and student conversations about our Fall 2018 exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement. With each new episode, we aim to uncover a new perspective on the works on display, as well as the exhibition as a whole. [ 87 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2018/11/19/art-in-focus-podcast-carrie-mae-weems-with-allison-wojciechowski-and-annabel-holland/

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present the newest season of our premiere podcast, Art in Focus. This season, we’ve decided to feature both professor and student conversations…

By Naya Joseph This past August, I took my first-ever solo trip to Montréal for five days. I did not know what to expec...
11/13/2018
Student Ambassador Summer Series: Naya Joseph’s Summer in Montréal

By Naya Joseph This past August, I took my first-ever solo trip to Montréal for five days. I did not know what to expect; those whom I knew spoke highly of its rich, French culture—“Like a slice of Europe in North America,” one said. What I found was a city rich with culture—cuisine, visual art, music, and dance. Every day, I spent a little bit of time riding the metro to Place des Arts. [ 288 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2018/11/13/student-ambassador-summer-series-naya-josephs-summer-in-montreal/

By Naya Joseph This past August, I took my first-ever solo trip to Montréal for five days. I did not know what to expect; those whom I knew spoke highly of its rich, French culture—“Like a slice of…

By Kate Oksen On Friday, November 9, student guides and staff members from the Harvard Art Museums came to the McMullen ...
11/13/2018
Harvard Art Exchange

By Kate Oksen On Friday, November 9, student guides and staff members from the Harvard Art Museums came to the McMullen Museum to complete the second component of our exchange program. Harvard students were greeted in the atrium by Professor Nancy Netzer before heading to our first floor conference room. Sophia Cocozza, co-chair of the Education Committee, had the opportunity to delve a little deeper into the specific roles and responsibilities of a McMullen student ambassador. [ 165 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2018/11/13/harvard-art-exchange/

By Kate Oksen On Friday, November 9, student guides and staff members from the Harvard Art Museums came to the McMullen Museum to complete the second component of our exchange program. Harvard stud…

The McMullen Museum welcomes BC Alumni and Museum Members to a lecture recounting the history and recent restoration of ...
11/11/2018

The McMullen Museum welcomes BC Alumni and Museum Members to a lecture recounting the history and recent restoration of the original BC eagle sculpture. The lecture will be presented by the Museum's own Diana Larsen, Assistant Director and co-curator of the spring 2019 exhibition, "Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America."

Wednesday November 14, from 6-7PM.

By Reeno Hashimoto On Friday, September 7th, Boston College students congregated at the McMullen Museum of Art to kick o...
11/06/2018
What Issues concern BC Students?

By Reeno Hashimoto On Friday, September 7th, Boston College students congregated at the McMullen Museum of Art to kick off the opening of Carrie Mae Weems’s Strategies of Engagement. Ambassadors asked fellow students to weigh in on some of the most polarizing issues of 2018. As students ascended to the third floor, they discovered a poster-laiden window. Each poster presented a series of current issues such as criminal justice reform, climate change, and income inequality with a blank space underneath. [ 125 more words ]
https://theterracebc.com/2018/11/06/what-issues-concern-bc-students/

By Reeno Hashimoto On Friday, September 7th, Boston College students congregated at the McMullen Museum of Art to kick off the opening of Carrie Mae Weems’s Strategies of Engagement. Ambassadors as…

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