As the school year settles into its second week, we here at the McMullen are counting down the days to our Fall 2017 opening. A new semester means new exhibitions, new events, and new—and old—student ambassadors. From doe-eyed freshmen to weathered seniors, perhaps still in denial, the McMullen is eager to be welcoming BC students to a second year at our Brighton campus location. With a year of experience under our belts and a whole host of new and exciting activities and events, we’re once again here to act as refuge from the ever-burgeoning weight of academics, a sanctuary dedicated to keeping a little peace and quiet, providing a little aesthetic enjoyment, and maintaining some sense of sanity.
In our main gallery, we’re starting off the year with Nature’s Mirror: Reality and Symbol in Belgian Landscape curated by Boston College’s very own Jeffery Howe. Continuing the home-grown tradition, our third floor corridor is again adorned with the paintings of a BC professor. Alston Conley’s luminous skylines bring Belgian and Netherlandish landscape traditions across time and sea to contemporary New England. Both will be on view starting September 10th. And finally, the colorful abstractions of Esteban Lisa complete our third-floor space, which opens the 16th.
As always, the McMullen is holding an exclusive Student Opening—complete with games, refreshments, and live performances—on September 22nd. But before that, we’re taking advantage of Boston’s last few weeks of summer for a night of visual culture trivia out on our namesake Terrace. Trivia Night marks just the beginning. We hope you’ll join us here throughout the semester, whether it be our student exclusives, our normal hours, or late on Thursday nights. Here’s to a brand-new year, to new adventures we’re thrilled to be sharing with you, at your museum.
See you soon!