9th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show The 9th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) take places November 10-13, 2005 at The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for The Arts (BCA), 539 Tremont Street, in Boston’s South End. The onl
is the prestigious Mongerson Galleries, specializing in 19th and 20th century Western art.
Free Lecture Programs -- On Saturday, November 12th at 5:30pm a panel discussion entitled "Crossing Borders: Art in an International Context." The panel will include John Wurdeman owner of the Lazare Gallery, which specializes in the Moscow School of Russian Realism. Panelists will give personal perspectives on the international art scene and discuss the promise and pitfalls of a global art market. A reception, which is open to the public, will follow sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General in Boston.
On Sunday, November 13th at 2:00pm Dr. Steven Biel, Executive Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University and author of American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting. Biel will explore the seventy-five year history of Grant Wood’s famous painting American Gothic, which has elicited admiration, disgust, reverence, and ridicule—and has been reproduced hundreds of thousands of times, in every medium. A book signing will follow the program.
The Ninth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), takes place November 10-13, 2005 at The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street, in Boston’s South End. A Gala Preview to benefit the Wang Center’s education program, Suskind Young At Arts takes place Thursday evening, November 10, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and is open to the public. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online at www.WangCenter.org or reserved through Dianne Harrison at 617-532-1220. Gala tickets include catering by MAX Ultimate Food, fine wine, Harpoon beers, a complimentary show catalog, and re-admission throughout the weekend. Friday, November 11th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is "Young Collectors Night." Tickets including show admission, the lecture program and the reception are $20, and can be purchased online at www.FineArtBoston.com. Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended. Weekend show hours are Friday, November 11, 1:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday, November 12, 11:00am – 8:00pm; and Sunday, November 13, 11:00am – 5:00pm. Tickets are $10 at the door, under 12 free. Saturday and Sunday lectures are free with show admission. Valet and discount parking are available, and there is a bistro café at the show catered by Garden of Eden Café. Call 617-363-0405 for more information, or visit the show web site at www.FineArtBoston.com.
o Media are invited to attend the Gala and Show, please RSVP
o Additional background and a wide variety of photos on request
o Interviews may be arranged with participants.