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Upcoming Exhibition

130th bac birthday exhibit

The BAC: 130 Years of Design, Architecture, and Education

December 11, 2019

In 1889, a conversation began about design, the built environment, and education. Starting as a 'Club,' reorganized as a 'Center,' and transformed into a 'College,' today's Boston Architectural College (BAC) continues an illustrious history of educating designers and architects who have changed Boston and the larger world.

Since its founding, the BAC has made design education accessible and inclusive. This exhibition, The BAC: 130 Years of Design, Architecture, and Education, displays artifacts from the institution's beginning through its present. It also holds the work of its longest-serving dean, Arcangelo Cascieri, who volunteered for more than forty years, and oversaw the BAC's transformation from a Beaux-Arts design educational model to one emerging from the Bauhaus and connected to professional practice.

Holding true to its mission, the BAC has embraced a culture of applied learning and exploration - making contributions to the design professions and the greater society. This exhibition celebrates the history of the BAC's development as an evolving organization in relation to larger world events. This exhibit also highlights the BAC's teaching and pedagogical evolution through selected works of students and Dean Arcangelo Cascieri. This exhibit attests to how our conversation continues.

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