The Suffolk University Gallery is the Art & Design Department’s main exhibition space. Located on the sixth floor of the Sawyer Building, the gallery presents exciting exhibits and related programs that reflect our increasingly visual and image-driven world. The gallery aims to engage the whole Suffolk community while adding to larger conversations taking place in Greater Boston's cultural arena. Exhibits of student work from all departments, as well as themed curated exhibitions, provide an important link between and for students, faculty, and visitors.
See a gallery of past exhibits below.
Breaking Clear – the 2019 Master of Arts in Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition
August 8, 2019 – August 23, 2019
Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; closed weekends and holidays
Friday, August 9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This collective of six MAGD candidates have selected topics that align with their values and passions, and have worked to bring clarity to these issues. Pushing through stigmas and misconceptions; using the tools of Graphic Design to reveal true meaning—breaking clear of all rhetoric.
Breaking Clear features the work of designers Brooke Rauseo, Cindy Chen, Joanna Mahoney, Liz Taylor, Kathy Nguyen, and Paul Deane.
Ephemeral Artifacts: Remains of the Play
August 30 – October 15, 2019
September 19, 5:30 – 7:30pm
The physical production of a play is a close reading and interpretation of the script, but like the performance itself, it is in effect ephemeral. It is also the lifeblood of the theater, even though much of what is produced is eventually discarded, making room for the next production. The design and all the aspects of production (technical, sound, music, lighting) work together to establish the place, time period, and mood of the production. They serve the performance - its narrative, its language, its ambiance and all its ideas. This exhibit demonstrates the importance of the design and technological production in the realization of a performance. We are very pleased to be collaborating with and celebrating the Suffolk University Theatre Program.
Ephemeral Artifacts: Remains of the Play includes materials from recent productions: scenic designs and related drafting, props, puppets, costumes, costume drawings, lighting plots, progress models, color swatches; everything that is needed for the play to come to life. The work is produced collaboratively with students, faculty, and outside experts in the field.
September 19 at 6pm
A first-time collaboration: Marilyn Plotkins, Chair of Theatre and Audrey Goldstein, Chair of Art & Design will discuss the synergy between their programs. This exhibit is the first occasion that the two have worked together directly.
Theater production related videos on view in the Gallery.
Thanks to both Micaleen Rodgers, BA Theatre ‘20 for her contribution, by way of her independent study and Professor Richard Chambers for his guidance and enthusiasm in realizing this exhibition.
For access beyond posted hours contact Deborah Davidson | 617-994-4283
Closed on university holidays and weekends.