Event Series

Public Art Initiative

Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative was launched by President Joseph E. Aoun in 2014 in order to provide stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff access to public artists' work from around the world. Artists are invited to treat the "campus as a can­vas,” to create compelling site-specific artwork throughout campus for the entire North­eastern com­mu­nity to expe­ri­ence.

There are no upcoming events in this series.

past events

Tue, Apr 22, 2014-Mon, Apr 28, 2014

University Artist in Residence – Daniel Anguilu

Artist Daniel Anguilu started painting graffiti at an early age. His art — which appears mostly on freight trains and large-scale walls — has
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Thu, Apr 24, 2014


A special collaboration between Philips Color Kinetics and the Northeastern Information Design and Visualization MFA program.

Mon, Oct 06, 2014-Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh – Stop Telling Women to Smile

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is an African-American and Iranian artist perhaps best known for the “Stop Telling Women to Smile” public art series. This
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Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Public Art, Public Policy

 Art, Public Policy:  An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Title IX and the Clery Act Across the country, the safety of women
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Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Block Party – Northeastern Stands Together Against Harassment

Join us on Northeastern’s Centennial Common as we celebrate women, the empowering art of Tatyana Fazlaizadeh and take a stand against harassment
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Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Sophia Ainslie “In Person”

College of Arts, Media and Design lecturer Sophia Ainslie and a group of her students painted a popular campus space in
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Fri, Feb 13, 2015

An evening with Candy Chang, public artist

“Through a series of large-scale projects that combine installation art with social activism, Chang has encouraged people to engage with public spaces
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Wed, Apr 22, 2015-Sat, May 09, 2015

El Mac, Public Art

As part of the Northeastern Public Art Initiative, artist Miles “Mac” MacGregor has been commissioned to create a new mural
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Tue, Sep 01, 2015-Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Cedric Douglas – Artist in Residence

Cedric Douglas is a Boston-based public artist, designer, street artist who has created work in the community for over 20
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Tue, Oct 06, 2015

John Park: Reality Check II

Los Angeles-based pop surrealist artist John Park painted a new mural titled Reality Check II in the entrance to East
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Wed, May 04, 2016

Campus as Canvas: A Tour of Northeastern University’s Public Art

As part of ArtWeek Boston, Northeastern launches a new Arts Administration graduate program with a public art tour led by Bree Edwards, Director of
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Mon, May 09, 2016-Sun, May 22, 2016

Cedric Douglas Public Art

Boston-based public artist, designer and street artist Cedric Douglas will be on campus working on a new public art installation
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Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Street Art Party: Cedric Douglas & Ekua Holmes

Start the semester with a street art party! Join us to celebrate two new public art commissions on the Northeastern
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Sun, Sep 25, 2016-Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Residency: Susan Cervantes and Precita Eyes

We are honored to host a residency with Bay Area muralist Susan Cervantes and members of Precita Eyes. During the two-week
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Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Mural Unveiling and Open House

Join artist Susan Cervantes and Precita Eyes Murals to unveil a new public artwork on the Northeastern campus Tuesday, October 11th from 3:00 – 5:00PM. To celebrate
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Wed, Mar 08, 2017-Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Listen Hear: The Art of Sound

Listen Hear: The Art of Sound is an exhibition of sound-based artworks by 12 artists and architects situated within the Isabella Stewart
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Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Campus As Canvas: Public Art Tour of Northeastern

We are excited to partner again this year with ArtWeek Boston for a guided tour of Northeastern’s public artworks.  Launched in
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Thu, May 04, 2017

Sound and the City: a discussion at the Gardner Museum

We are excited to be collaborating with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s current exhibition Listen Hear: The Art of Sound.  In
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Mon, Apr 30, 2018-Wed, May 30, 2018

Silvia López Chavez – Residency

Boston-based artist Silvia López Chavez will be in residence this Spring creating a massive new mural for the Northeastern campus titled “999
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