News

March 13, 2020

PROGRAMMING CANCELLATIONS AT THE WORK CENTER

Dear Work Center Community,

Communications from the World Health Organization, CDC and Massachusetts public health officials have clearly communicated that one of the most effective measures for controlling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is social distancing. Based on that strong recommendation, these Fine Arts Work Center public programs have been canceled through April 24.

February 20, 2020

FIRELEI BÁEZ SELECTED AS THE ICA BOSTON’S 2020 WATERSHED ARTIST

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) recently selected Firelei Báez (Visual Arts Fellow 2103-2014) to open the 2020 season of its Watershed with a newly commissioned, monumental sculpture. This will be her largest sculptural installation to date. In her new work, the artist “reimagines ancient ruins as though the sea had receded from the Watershed floor to reveal the archeology of human history in the Caribbean.”

February 20, 2020

SUSAN CHOI WINS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR TRUST EXERCISE

Susan Choi (Writing Fellow 1997-1998) recently won the 2019 National Book Award for fiction for Trust Exercise, her novel set in the 1980s at a competitive performing arts school, where two students fall in love. The judges praised the novel for blending “the intellectual rigor of post-modern technique with a story that is timely, mesmerizing, and in the end, unsettling.” She was also a Pulitzer finalist in 2004 for her novel, American Woman.