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Our SMFA community includes faculty and staff members who are accomplished working artists, scholars, researchers, and activists. Below is a listing of exhibitions, awards, publications, and other notable accomplishments.

Danielle Abrams was commissioned by Paper Monuments, a public art and public history project based in New Orleans, LA, to develop a performance and archive that sheds light on the once segregated “Lincoln Beach” (1954-1963). Learn more about Danielle’s work with Paper Monuments here.

Post Graduate Teaching Fellow Kristen Powell's first solo show will be on view at the New England School of Photography from September 26-October 26, 2019. The show is curated by alumna Erin Carey (MFA '07). There will be a reception on Thursday, October 11, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Val Valente showed a piece in Brookline Art Center's New England Thread. An opening reception was held on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The exhibition was on view through July 19, 2019.

Anthony Romero was selected as a Radcliffe Institute Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Anthony was one of 55 selected fellows: the program had an acceptance rate of only 3.7%! As a Radcliffe Fellow, Anthony will work on a project called "no noise disturbed the quiet of the morning." You can read more about Anthony's accomplishment.

On May 23, 2019, David Antonio Cruz performed "Thecasementboys" as part of Food for Thought: After Mentorship curated by Queer|Art. "Thecasementboys" was a performance collaboration with Neil Goldberg addressing the complexities of attraction and of being desired and consumed.

Ethan Murrow's solo show, American Commerce, opened on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Winston Wächter Fine Art in NYC. American Commerce explored concepts of appropriation, colonialism, and trade economics with a delightful, deadpan humor, and was on view through June 22, 2019.

Bonnie Donohue’s work was included in the exhibit Uber Grenzen: Eine Verortung des Dazwischen at Schloss Agathenburg in Hauptstrasse, Germany, which was on view from May 14 through June 23, 2019.

Monica Manoski performed Witness at the opening reception of Violence Transformed: Tell Your Story, an exhibition at the Harriet Tubman House (located at 566 Columbus Ave, Boston) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The exhibition opened on April 8 and runs through June 10, 2019. The exhibition is curated by SMFA alum and Board member Carol Daynard, and features the work of a number of SMFA-related artists, including Kim Berman, Gail Bos, Carol Daynard, Lorie Hamermesh, Jo Ann Rothschild, Christine Tinsley, and Elizabeth Zeldin.

Monica Manoski performed Public Service Announcement at the opening of propaganda, which opened at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm at iartcolony (which is run by our good friends Jill and Bob Armstrong). Darin Murphy was also at the opening of propaganda, acting as docent, conducting tours of the exhibition, and leading conversations throughout the evening.