Posts by: bjuarez


Violence, a Keyword for Interdisciplinary Collaboration Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr. ’55  ’59 (Hon) I invite our community: CFA faculty, students, alumni and friends, as well as the greater Boston University community to participate in a year of creative discussion and action […]


As more tragic news arrives regarding the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and along the Pacific, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as in many occasions the BU community will work to help those in need. More soon.

Opera’s Composer, Stephen Paulus, Lauds BU’s The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Boston University College of Fine Arts presented Stephen Paulus’s The Postman Always Rings Twice, this past week on the mainstage of the Boston University Theatre. The opera featured conductor William Lumpkin, stage director Jim Petosa, singers from the School of Music Opera Institute and vocal program, and accompaniment by the BU Chamber Orchestra, with production […]

Major Events for CFA

Tonight I would like to call your attention to two important events: William Kentridge will give the 2011 Tim Hamill Visiting Artist Lecture on Monday, February 28, at 6:30 pm in Boston University’s Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue. One of South Africa’s leading visual artists, William Kentridge is best known for his remarkable films, works […]

BU Productions Warm Late-Winter Theatre Scene

Aura by Carlos Fuentes Recently, I attended a School of Theatre production of Aura, based on the Carlos Fuentes novella of the same name. The story of sexuality and aging, among other things, unfolded as the audience moved from room to room.  The production’s artful staging allowed the audience to be within inches of the actors […]

Should academic institutions sell their art to balance budgets?

Inside Higher Ed reports that some academic institutions are having trouble hanging on to their art collections in the face of tight budgets. Fortunately, BU is not in this position as it is not a collecting institution.  This is because our students have a broad array of galleries and renowned museums from which to choose […]

A Way Forward: Information Technology and Creative Practices

The National Research Council of the National Academies has published Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity.* The full report is available online. A summary is provided below.  I invite your comments. Information Technology and Creative Practices (ITCP) Technology and the arts have collaborated for a long time.   “In the 19th century, for example, […]

Creative Campus

In my last post, I spoke of Creative Campus.  What is it? It is an initiative that helps colleges and universities to integrate the arts into all areas of student life. (Program Description and Program Goals content taken from Creative Campus website.) Program Description The purpose of the Creative Campus Innovations Grant Program is to […]

Thoughts and Goals for 2011

I wanted to let you know what I have been up to and where I see the College of Fine Arts going as we enter 2011. This year began at full speed with classes, rehearsals, exhibitions and performances going on all over the College and University. You can review many of the events I attended […]

A rich encounter with the arts has three parts.

Our mission at Boston University is to make the arts relevant to every student. The University cannot do it alone.  This effort must be a collaboration involving students.  To have a genuine encounter with the arts, students must commit to a threefold experience: –First, do it. Draw, paint, sing, act, dance, play a musical instrument. […]