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SMFA - Fall 2012 Public Programs and Exhibitions

Fall 2012 Public Programs and Exhibitions
September 13–November 3                           “Something Along Those Lines” (Barbara + Steven Grossman Gallery, SMFA)
Organized in response to Wall Drawing #118, an early work by Sol LeWitt first executed at SMFA in 1971, this exhibition combines conceptual and dynamic engagements with the formal elements of drawing. Featuring work by Adel Abdessemed, Ann Carlson + Mary Ellen Strom, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Fred Sandback and Lawrence Weiner.

September 19                                                 2012 Beckwith Lecture: Veronica Roberts (Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts)
Roberts is a New York-based curator and writer, Adjunct Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Director of Research, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Catalogue Raisonné. Established in 1978 by Leo and Betty Beckwith (daughter Carol in an alumna), this series was created to further student development by featuring artists and cultural thinkers of national and international stature. 6 pm.

September 20                                                 Reception (Barbara + Steven Grossman Gallery, SMFA)
Celebrate the completed installation of LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #118 , the inspiration for “Something Along Those Lines.” 6–8 pm

September 1–14                                             New Student Salon Show (Weems Atrium, Project Space+ BAG Gallery, SMFA)
September 10–28                                           Grad Student Curatorial Team Show (Mission Hill building, SMFA)

September 20                                                 Visiting Artist Lecture: Perry Bard (B-311, SMFA)
September 25                                                 Visiting Artist Lecture: Heide Fasnacht (Alfond, MFA)  

September 27                                                 Visiting Artist Lecture: Daniel Rich (Alfond, MFA)  

Through October 12, Voting Show
Through November 3 “Something Along Those Lines”

October 8–26                                                  Grad Student Curatorial Team Show (Mission Hill building, SMFA)

October 11                                                     Visiting Artist Lecture:  Jered Sprecher (Alfond, MFA)  

October 18                                                     Visiting Artist Lecture: Tom Rankin (TBD)
October 23                                                     Visiting Artist Lecture: Lee Boroson (Alfond, MFA)  
October 30                                                     Visiting Artist Lecture: Lucy Orta (Alfond, MFA)  
Through November 3 “Something Along Those Lines”

November 1                                                    Visiting Artist Lecture: Annette Lemieux (Alfond, MFA)  
November 8                                                    Visiting Artist Lecture: Andrea Geyer (B-311, SMFA)
November 13–December 3                            Grad Student Curatorial Team Show (Mission Hill building, SMFA)

November 15                                                  Visiting Artist Lecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock (Alfond, MFA)  
November 20                                                  Visiting Artist Lecture: Scoli Acosta (Alfond, MFA)

November 26                                                  Graduate Colloquium: No Dust in the Digital Archive? (Remis Auditorium, MFA)
Conversation about the role of digital archives in 21st century art and cultural practices. Panelists: Sean Dockray (The Public School); Marianne Hirsch (VP, Modern Language Association); Susan Meiselas (photographer for Magnum) and more. 10:30 am–5 pm
November 29                                                  Visiting Artist Lecture: Lorie Novak (B-311, SMFA)

November 29–December 2                            The Museum School Art Sale (SMFA)
SMFA’s celebrated annual sale is a destination for collectors and those who simply love art. Explore thousands of works on a changing rotation, priced by the artists and sold to benefit student scholarships. Experience the exceptional caliber of work produced by SMFA students, alumni, faculty and affiliated artists. Who will you discover? Opening reception: Nov 29, 5–8 pm; Hours10 am–8 pm

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

November 29–December 16                          (Tufts University Art Gallery @ Aidekman Arts Center)
Featuring Katie Tyler and Rebecca Wallach. Reception: Nov 29, 5:30–8 pmartist talks Dec 16, 5 pm

SMFA lectures at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) are free and open to the public.
Attendees must obtain free tickets from a kiosk or ticket desk at the MFA to gain admittance. of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Contact: Brooke Daniels, 617-369-3605 or


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