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Upcoming Exhibition

HIVEMIND: An Inspiration Collective

This exhibit celebrates the visual thinking and work-in-progress of BAC students. The act of designing is illusive - hard to explain technically and different person to person. Yet each student comes to know how designing works for them --the moment when the generating concept in a student's head and form making begin to connect, and sparks fly. Rather than focusing on shiny final projects, HIVEMIND explores the "in-between" moments of the design process -- an experience which is marked by uncertainty, experimentation, and moments of epiphany as ideas take form in two and three dimensions.

The intention is to convert the McCormick Gallery into a student space, where folks can congregate and linger, surrounded the inspiration of by ideas in formation. The work is made in the pursuit of BAC classes in the schools of Design Studies, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture, put forward by BAC Education Directors and Deans, and curated by Richard Griswold, Karen Nelson, Peter Atwood, and BAC student activists.

Concurrently, BAC students are invited to participate in the hivemind feed, an online environment where students can use their student email address to upload their inspirations for view in the gallery, on the street, and wherever a smartphone might be. This allows our far-flung, diverse student body to participate whether they are on the fourth floor of 320 Newbury, or in an architectural office in Alaska.

About McCormick Gallery

McCormick Gallery exhibits a variety of design work that speaks to wider themes of sustainability, historic preservation and new technologies, and to BAC values of social responsibility, accessibility and diversity. Prominently located on the corner of Newbury and Hereford streets, in the BAC's main building, the gallery engages thousands of shoppers, students, and tourists that pass by its windows and the bustling college within. All come together in this space for public opening receptions and exhibition related lectures.


Past Exhibitions

WBYA? (Who Builds Your Architecture?)
September 16 - November 17, 2019

Undesign the Redline: the Transformation of Race, Place, and Class in America
April 3, 2019

Metamaquettes: Between the Lab and the Site
January 18-February 28, 2019

Drawing Space: Disclosing Architecture
November 26, 2018-January 2, 2019

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin
September 12-November 17, 2018

The Graduation Exhibition 2018
May 24-September 3, 2018

New Balance: This Is My Boston Exhibition
April 13-17, 2018

Frameworks & Trajectories: Lessons from Design Practice
February 12-April 5, 2018

Black Spaces Matter
November 19, 2017-January 29, 2018

BOS \ MEX Because of Water exhibition
September 16-November 12, 2017

The Graduation Exhibition 2017
May 18-September 4, 2017

Re@BAC: A Maker Showcase
February 13-April 20, 2017

Working Now: Exploring the Future of How and Where We Work
December 4, 2016–January 31, 2017

Protecting Cambodia's Floating Villages
September 12–November 28, 2016

Concrete Visions: The BAC and Boston City Hall Design Competitions
March 4–April 28, 2016

Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland
November 16, 2015–February 1, 2016

Engaged Body
August 20–November 10, 2015

Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture
February 7–April 20, 2015

Design for Resilience: Learning from Rebuild by Design
December 10, 2014–February 6, 2015

Convergence 125: BAC Alumni Exhibition
October 11–November 24, 2014

Material Matters: Digital Provocations
April 21–May 8, 2014

Twelve Years Designing Together
February 18–March 31, 2014

Kiley Exhibition
November 1–December 31, 2013 

Dudley Square | A Community's Catalyst
August 26–October 25, 2013

Summer Academy 40th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition
July 26–August 18, 2013 

Spring 2013 Hideo Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critic Exhibition
Blu Homes Manufactured Mutation: Models, Products, and Projects
April 10–April 28, 2013

The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture
January 1–February 5, 2013 

Sustain This!
March 8–March 20, 2012 

Mayor Menino's E+ Green Building Demonstration Program
August 27–September 25, 2011

McCormick Gallery Information

320 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

8 am–10:30 pm
8 am–8 pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public