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The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College serves “to cultivate learning, celebrate artistic excellence, explore the visual traditions of diverse cultures, and inspire faculty and student research based on the visual arts. The McMullen offers exhibition-related programs, including musical and theatrical performances, films, gallery talks, symposia, lectures, readings, and receptions that draw students, faculty, alumni, and friends together for stimulating dialogue” (“Education”). The museum’s collections include American Paintings (landscapes and portraits from 1840-1940), Italian Paintings (Sacred scenes and portraiture from 1500-1800), Flemish Tapestries (classical and Christian from 1500-1600), and Gifts from William & Alison Vareika, which includes works by John La Farge and William Trost Richards.

  • The McMullen Museum of Art opens its new space at 2101 Commonwealth Avenue in 2016. (Image courtesy of DiMella Shaffer Associates)