Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Press Release

Contact: Brooke Daniels


Artists at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Hold Second Annual Open Studios
Over 100 Master of Fine Arts students create an artist open studio event to remember
Boston, MA (March 1, 2012)—Over 100 artists in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA), Master of Fine Arts program are holding their second annual Grad Open Studios event,
March 2–3, 2012. The vast array of work on display by students from all over the United States and abroad creates a unique chance to see inside the daily life of an MFA student. SMFA has a
reputation for encouraging exploration and innovation within an interdisciplinary practice, and this group of students demonstrates the actualization of that credo.

During the two-day event, artists will be installing works that range from painting, sculpture, video, film, sound, animation, ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, photography, performance and textiles at the Mission Hill studio building. SMFA has operated this building as studios for MFA candidates for many years, yet this is only the second time in recent history that students have organized an event of this magnitude for the public. Artists will be working in the space without any restrictions on theme, media or content. This is a rare opportunity to see these artists at work, so show up early and spend some time at SMFA.

SMFA Open Studios aims to facilitate relationships between artists and the public in Boston by providing an open format for locally organized art exhibitions on a large scale. The SMFA Grad Open Studios is not-for-profit, volunteer artist organized and is free and open to the general public.

To learn more about the show, visit

SMFA Grad Open Studios
Friday + Saturday, March 2 + 3, 6–9 pm
Mission Hill building, SMFA
160 S. Alphonsus Street
Boston, MA 02120

About the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Founded in 1876 and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is one of only three art schools in the country affiliated with a major museum—the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our mission is to provide an education in the fine arts—for undergraduate and graduate artists—that is interdisciplinary and self-directed. This education values cultural, artistic and intellectual diversity; it embraces a wide range of media; it stresses the development of individual vision and its relation to culture in general; it values equally the knowledge gained by thinking and doing; it is deeply engaged with the world as a whole. If the mission is constant, its practice is always transforming. For more information about our programs and partnerships, visit

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Saturday, January 7, 2012