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"As artists, professors and Chairs of our respective MFA programs, we have collaborated for a second time to present a selection of our students’ work from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Boston University’s School of Visual Art. The exhibition, Map, comprises work across media by twenty-six masters of fine art from the class of 2018. It will be on view at 1969 Gallery from June 22nd – July 8, 2018, with an opening reception on Friday, June 22nd from 6-8 pm. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

"The fall of 2016 was a powerful historic moment for all of us. At that time, the artists in this exhibition had just begun the tenure of their graduate education. They chose to attend an MFA program precisely as the country turned away from the arts. Throughout the last two years, these artists have laid claim to the importance of making, dialog, and community. They have bravely staked their positions within the wider cultural landscape, the ground of which has been increasingly unfixed and unstable, constructing their own expressive maps with which to navigate a path forward."

—Josephine Halvorson and Didier William


Exhibited Artists

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art:
Nancy Cooke, Brad Davis, Stephanie Fenner, Ben Grzenia, Claire Huber, Candace Jensen, Rachel Means, Amany Metawe, Chelsea Nader, Jung Hoon Park, Ha Ninh Pham, Calvin Pressley, Kathy Loev Putnam, Zach Van Horn, Katherine Volpe

Boston University:
Rachel Barron, Ika Chang, Alia E. Coleman, Arden Cone, Rachel DeLuca, Juliana Gamble, Marissa Graziano, Will Karlen, Victoria V. Nunley, Matthew Sadler, Natalie Schmitting, Ardis Tennyson-Loiselle

MAP Exhibition List