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February 2015



Francestown Architect on Mission to Educate Over the Air Waves in Africa
MassArt alumnae Cameron Leandri BFA '13, a humanitarian architect, and Professor of Architecture Paul Paturzo work to bring education to Kicora: Kigoma Community College in Tanzania.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Free To Public Thursday To ‘Beat The Winter Blues’
History of Art Professor David Nolta was a guest on Radio Boston on Wednesday, February 25. Nolta discussed the attractions at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Bakalar & Paine Galleries to "beat the winter blues" in Boston.

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Wangechi Mutu Explores Womanhood at MassArt
As part of the 20th Anniversary of the Adderley Lecture series, MassArt presents Wangechi Mutu. As part of her lecture, Mutu will present slides of her work, and attendees will have a rare chance to hear the artist describe her inspirations as well as the historical contexts of her pieces.

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Boston Baker Oakleaf Faces Tough Challenge on ‘Duff Till Dawn’
MassArt alumna Amanda Oakleaf of Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop in Boston will appear on the Food Network's new series "Duff Till Dawn."

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Fashion on Film
Sondra Grace, Chair of the Fashion Department, offered her take on Rag & Bone's new short film highlighting their Fall 2015 menswear collection for New York Fashion Week.

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Before Women's Lib, Opera Divas Weighed Down By Diamonds And Haute Couture
MassArt fashion historian Kathleen McDermott details the historical significance of the textiles and jewels worn by pre-20th century opera singers.

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Meet the Guys Who Got the Boston 2024 Movement Started
Corey Dinopoulos BFA '07 took on a senior project of designing the branding for a hypothetical 2020 Summer Games in Boston while at MassArt. He turned that project into the idea behind Boston 2024.

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ICA Announces 2015 Foster Prize Winners
SIM faculty member Sandrine Schaefer, Carlos Jimenez Cahua MFA '12 and Susan Metrican MFA '12 named James and Audrey Foster Prize Artists by The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.

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Beautiful Bird Exhibit Spotted At Smithsonian
Photography Professor Barbara Bosworth's photographs featured in Smithsonian American Art Museum's "The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art."

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Fly Guy
As part of Color Fields the new exhibition at MassArt, L.A.-based Jon Knuth has created a series of paintings in collaboration with common houseflies.

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MassArt Hosts an Opening Reception for 'Color Fields'
Boston Art Commission director Karin Goodfellow and Wellington Management Company curator Karen Pfefferle celebrated MassArt's newest exhibition.

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January 2015



WGBH Hometown Challenge Feature
MassArt faculty Mitch Ryerson featured by WGBH Boston for their Hometown Challenge for his wooden structures in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Critics' Picks: Theater, Dance, Art
The Boston Globe deems the Color Fields exhibition "a splashy celebration of color."

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Artwork by Ekua Holmes '77 Featured in Google Doodle for MLK Day
On Monday, January 19, an illustration by Ekua Holmes' 77 Director and Community Coordinator of sparc! the Artmobile was the featured image on Google's US homepage. The collage honors Martin Luther King, Jr. and depicts him walking arm in arm with fellow activists in Selma, Ala.

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Color Fields Coming to MassArt’s Bakalar and Paine Galleries
MassArt's newest exhibition pays tribute to MassArt alum and professor Albert Munsell, inventor of the Munsell Color System.

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Boston's Olympic Flame First Fanned by Dracut Native
For his college thesis, MassArt alumnus Corey Dinopoulous created a visual study of what the look and feel of a Boston Olympics would be like.

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Carnegie Foundation Selects MassArt for 2015 Community Engagement Classification
Out of 240 U.S. colleges and universities, MassArt is one of five institutions with a specialized focus on the arts, medicine, or health professions to receive the prestigious 2015 Community Engagement Classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Malika Green Pushes the Boundaries of Footwear
Shoemaker Malika Green teaches a sold-out Continuing Education course and hosts a free lecture, "Crafting the Glass Slipper: The Art and Poetry of Shoes" on January 15, 2015.

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