About The Terrace

The Terrace is the McMullen Museum of Art’s student-run publication. Student Ambassadors on the Publication Committee write, edit, and post articles to The Terrace about art, museums, and visual culture. We also welcome submissions from students all across campus. 

Submit an article to The Terrace

Do you have an idea for an article about the world of art or museums? A paper for an Art History class you’d like to publish? A work of your own art? The Terrace welcomes and encourages submissions from any Boston College student. Works of art can be any medium.  medium, and papers cal be about any topic related to visual culture of any kind. Students who submit a work of art will also have the opportunity to be featured on the McMullen’s social media accounts. We want to be a platform for new voices to express their creative ideas! 

To submit your article or artwork, please send an email to Rachel Chamberlain at chamberq@bc.edu. Submissions will be reviewed, edited, and posted by Student Ambassador Publication Committee members. We look forward to seeing your work!

Student Ambassador Program

The McMullen Student Ambassador program allows Boston College undergraduates to get firsthand experience working in a museum environment while collaborating with other students on projects and programming.

Student Ambassadors work at the front desk greeting visitors and selling catalogues, and they also work on at least one committee. 

Student Ambassador Committees


The Publication Committee writes, edits, and publishes articles for The Terrace, the McMullen’s student-run publication. Articles on The Terrace start or contribute to conversations about the art world, and highlight works or patterns of visual culture. The Terrace is also home to the McMullen’s Art in Focus podcast created by Digital Humanities and Publication Committee members.

Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities committee creates resources and content for our visitors using photography, videography, podcasts, and any other technologies that could share the museum with people in new ways. Committee members create the museum’s virtual walkthroughs, photograph objects from the permanent collection, and explore technical skills like podcast production and 3D printing.


The Marketing committee is made up of two subcommittees, Social Media and Graphic Design. Social Media subcommittee members manage and create content for our social media accounts—Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Graphic Design subcommittee members create promotional materials for our events and programs. Across the whole committee, members work to come up with innovative ways to promote the museum to the Boston College community and beyond. 


The Education Committee focuses on teaching the McMullen’s audience about art and museums. Members create activity cards for young visitors, collaborate with BC and Boston-area classrooms, and plan and lead workshops for the public. They also coordinate bonding activities for the Student Ambassadors throughout the school year.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (EDIA)

The EDIA committee works to make the museum a welcoming space to people of all backgrounds. It continuously discusses and updates museum policies and practices in order to make the McMullen a museum for everyone. Unlike other committees, EDIA has no co-chairs. Each member plays an equal role, and there is one member from every other committee on EDIA. The committee engages with multicultural and diversity-centered organizations and departments across campus, and reviews Student Ambassador applications.

Collections Management

Collections Management committee members work closely with Diana Larsen, the museum’s Assistant Director, to learn about art curation and preservation. They update and copyedit the database for the museum’s permanent collection of over 3,000 items. They also research individual works in-depth to present them to the public through Into the Collection events.

Apply to Become a Student Ambassador

Each year around March , the McMullen opens Student Ambassador applications for the following school year. All students are invited to apply, and some candidates are selected to interview for the position. 

Keep an eye on your email inbox and the McMullen’s social media to see when we are hiring. If you have any questions about the position, visit the museum website or contact Rachel Chamberlain at chamberq@bc.edu.