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Our SMFA community includes faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are accomplished working artists, scholars, researchers, and activists. Below is a running listing of some of their many recent exhibitions, awards, publications, and other notable accomplishments.

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.

Ken Hruby's work, War Trophy, was included in the inaugural National Veterans Art Museum 2019 Triennial. The Triennial centered around three correlating installations at the Chicago Cultural Center (CCC) and exhibitions at the National Veterans Art Museum and DePaul Art Museum (DPAM). The show opened Friday, May 3, 2019 at NVAM and Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Chicago Cultural Center, and was on view until July 29, 2019.

David Antonio Cruz had work featured in The Other Is You: Brooklyn Queer Portraiture in the Gallery at BRIC House. The show was one of a trio of exhibitions titled The Portrait is Political, which was on view April 24 through May 12, 2019.

The Skin Has Eyes: Animated Visions, at the Boston Center for the Arts' Mills Gallery and curated by Maya Erdelyi, received a lovely review by Cate McQuaid in the Boston Globe on April 10, 2019. You can read the article here. The show ran from February 23 through April 28, 2019.