Monday, August 27, 2012

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Robert Klein Gallery to Show New Work by 2012 Guggenheim Fellow Bill Jacobson

Bill Jacobson, Place (Series) #425, 2010
The ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of new photographs by 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient BILL JACOBSON. The show will open September 15 and run through October 27, 2012.

 Jacobson, who is primarily concerned with memory, perception, and the dialogue between absence and presence, has been making photographs for nearly forty years. He describes his current body of work, Place (Series), as "the result of inserting rectangles of various sizes and surfaces in both constructed and natural settings. Ideally, the work questions what is 'real' and what is 'abstract,' while suggesting that the creation of places, and the act of placing, comes from choice and desire."

 The exhibition will include a selection of prints from Place (Series) as well as a group of the photographer's earliest work, taken with a plastic Diana camera in 1975 and 1976.

 An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, September 15, from 2 to 5 PM. The general public is welcome; light refreshments will be served.

 ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1955, BILL JACOBSON received a BA from Brown University in 1977 and an MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1981. Jacobson has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe and the United States, and was recently included in the groundbreaking exhibition Hide/Seek at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

 Jacobson has had numerous residencies over the past twenty years, including Yaddo; the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and MacDowell Colony. Jacobson will be in residence at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, in Summer 2013. In addition to the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship, Jacobson has received fellowships from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

 Three monographs have been published of Jacobson's work, all of which will be available for sale at the Robert Klein Gallery. Radius Books will publish a book of Place (Series) in early 2014.

 Jacobson's work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, UK; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

 Jacobson currently resides in New York City.

 The ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY was established in 1980 and ranks among the world's most prestigious showrooms of fine art photography. Participating in international art fairs such as Paris Photo, Art Miami, and The AIPAD Photography Show New York, the Robert Klein Gallery provides its contemporary artists with international exposure while exhibiting works by recognized masters such as Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Irving Penn. The Gallery maintains an extensive and ever-changing inventory of nineteenth century, twentieth century, and contemporary photographs. With 40 combined years of experience and a profound knowledge base, the gallery staff is committed to serving a resource for both novice and seasoned collectors.

Friday, August 17, 2012

DESTROY YOU, NEW BEDFORD - Featuring MCA and Ryan Maguire

Featuring artwork by MCA and Ryan Maguire
At the UGLYgallery
Artist Reception: August 18, 2012
246 Union St
New Bedford, MA

-Live t-shirt screen printing (4 different colors to choose from) 
-Custom Qee-Zilla raffle
-Music by DJ Jules
-For more information about the show and artists, click here!

This show will be up until September 8th

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Boston Based Musician And Artist, Mei Ohara

Photo by Boston makeup artist and stylist, Julie Le Shane
Mei Ohara is a magical multitalented musician and artist based in Boston.  She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met, and I had the honor of watching her create this beautiful painting last night:
Check out her "Spiral Clouds" violin solo:

For more music visit:

Monday, August 13, 2012

The second print issue of 3200K, Signified, releasing August 18th

3200K is an online blog and printed fine-art quarterly. It features works made with light-based media employing traditional analog photographic methods. Published weekly online and quarterly in print form, 3200K seeks to create exhibition and networking opportunities for emerging artists.

3200K is curated by Sarah Pollman:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Around The Way At Lincoln Arts Project Gallery In Waltham


ALEX WEBB, Havana, Cuba, 2001 


Do you know where you're going next with your photography -- or where it's taking you? This intensive weekend workshop with ALEX WEBB and REBECCA NORRIS WEBB will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world. The workshop will be held at the Grand Circle Gallery in Boston's Fort Point Channel district (347 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210).

Friday, October 12 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, October 13 | 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, October 14 | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Rebecca's photographs from her new monograph, My Dakota, will be on exhibit at Ars Libri, Ltd., during the month of October. Rebecca will give a gallery talk at Ars Libri on Saturday, October 13, from 4 to 5 PM; a Q & A with Alex and Rebecca about the making of My Dakota will follow. This event will be open to workshop participants and the general public.

For more information about the Boston Weekend Workshop, including enrollment and scheduling, please contact Maja at the Robert Klein Gallery:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Brazilian Brothers Os Gêmeos - Solo Exhibit At Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston

Os Gêmeos' exhibit runs from August 1 - November 25th at the ICA
Click this link for more info:

Os Gêmeos painted a spectacular 70x70 foot mural on the side of a building at Dewey Square Park in Boston's Financial District.  This mural will be up for 18 months, so make sure to go and check it out!

Here are some mural photos from Caleb Neelon's website:

Email if you'd like to illustrate the banner of our blog! ^_^