Category: Activities

BU Today: The Penelopiad

This article by Susan Seligson of BU Today provides the first reactions to CFA’s rendi tion of Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad. Here is a sample of description: In this contemporary reimagining of The Odyssey, which the author adapted from her 2005 novella, the dead Penelope narrates her tale from a 21st-century Hades, in a state she describes as […]

Charles McNulty on Depictions of Violence in Theater

In this compelling article, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic McNulty discusses the controversial topic of violence in theater. Here is a sample: What is the line between acceptable and unacceptable violence in art? If gruesomeness is the criterion, much of Jacobean drama would have to be banned, including Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” with its graphic scene […]


The MFA will soon present the fascinating exhibition “Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection”. It will feature the extraordinary artistry of the armor used by samurai—the military elite led by the shoguns, or warlords, of Japan from the 12th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of the distinctive appearance and […]

MassMoca Trip in March

The Core encourages students to join the BU Art History Association on a trip to MassMoca on Saturday March 2nd. MassMoca is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country (for their official site, visit The cost of the trip is $10 and includes transportation, guided tour, and box […]

Piano Concert at TSAI

Tomorrow, February 5th at 8 pm, in the TSAI Performance Center, there will be a Piano Department Concert, featuring works by Claude Debussy. The event is free and open to the public. The Core encourages students to drop by and dip their toes in the music.

At the MFA: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Students are encouraged to explore the arts, and such an opportunity is offered at the MFA from February 1st – February 24th, with the chronological showing of Stanley Kubrick Films. While not directly related to works studied in the Core, it is worth a visit, as the selection will include Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A […]

Tonight: Open House at the Core House!

On Tuesday January 29th- today!- the doors of the Core House will be open to any student interested in learning mroe about life in this specialty housing area. The Core House RA, Caitlin Outterson, invites Core students to drop in between 5-7pm to explore the common areas, peek into rooms, chat with residents, and ask […]

Valentine/Lupercalia Poetry Reading & Gallery Talk

The Core encourages students to visit the MFA and join guest lecturer Henry Augustine Tate in a poetry reading and gallery talk on the intriguing topic of Valentine’s Day, and Lupercalia, an ancient festival. The event will take place on Sunday, February 10th, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Sharf Visitor Center of […]

Temple Sinai Poetry Festival

The Core delves into the literary works of diverse cultures, and students are always encouraged to widen their horizons. An opportunity to do this is the upcoming Annual Jewish Poetry Festival, on Sunday, February 3rd, from 2:00pm-4:00pm, at Temple Sinai, Brookline, MA. It will include a reading and discussion of poems by Jewish poets within Temple […]

Brahms, Sibelius and Beethoven

The Core is offering 15 free tickets for the Boston Symphony Orchestra performance on Thursday February 7th, at 8:00 PM, in the Boston Symphony Hall. From The eminent German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads three masterpieces from the heart of the orchestral repertoire. The program begins with Brahms’s earliest orchestral masterpiece, his Variations on […]