Welcome back to the McMullen Museum and The Terrace! As this year’s chair of the Publications Committee, it is my honor and privilege to extend my welcome to all visitors and readers, returning and new. As we descend into the fall, I wish that all members of the community include the McMullen Museum in their seasonal plans.
Through December, the museum will display Gateway to Himalayan Art, a special exhibition courtesy of New York’s Rubin Museum. This exhibit explores the vast array of Himalayan art and artifacts and examines the various connections to the region’s cultures, histories, and religions. Primarily featuring Buddhist symbols and traditions, the pieces work to educate and demonstrate what Buddhism means within the Himalayan region.
Additionally, the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch Collection will permanently be on display beginning in October. This impactful gift of 19th- and 20th-century paintings will furnish the University Conference Center and be open to the public. The collection features 27 paintings and drawings by 20 revered artists, which will transform and elevate what the museum has to offer.
As for The Terrace, our upcoming year looks to emphasize and develop the strong scaffolds from previous years. Our spotlight on local artists, ‘Artists Across Comm Ave,’ will continue to appreciate and accentuate the work of artists in our community. Additionally, we aspire to stay focused on our mission of social justice by continuing to examine ‘Problematic Visual Culture’ in terms of the museum and beyond. Finally, we hope that our writing and work continue to inspire, educate, and reach our readers in new and exciting ways.
As always, we are looking to collaborate throughout the greater Boston College community, especially in terms of our current exhibit and the new Lynch Collection. If any and all groups are interested, please reach out to Rachel Chamberlain with further questions and proposals.
Again, I am beyond grateful and excited to lead the Publications Committee this year and welcome everyone back to The Terrace! I look forward to the fantastic work that my fellow Student Ambassadors will do. For a full calendar of events, please visit this page. As always, the museum is free and open to the public seven days a week.
Thank you for being a part of The Terrace and for being an amazing and crucial part of the McMullen community!
Liam Conner, ’25