Current Exhibits


Since its inception in the fall of 1978, the Children’s Center has strived to provide the Northeastern University community with high quality childcare.  With a professional staff of educated and experienced teachers and help from college student assistants, the children gain valuable social skills and develop their intellectual and physical abilities through engaging, hands-on projects and activities.  The center fosters children’s natural love of learning.
Exhibiting the children’s work in an annual art show is a long standing Children’s Center tradition.  The art show gives the NU community the opportunity to glimpse how children view themselves and their world.  Art is not only a topic that children truly enjoy; it is a valuable medium through which children express themselves.  Most importantly, the art show validates that the children’s hard work is to be respected and can be appreciated by an audience.

Section A


An exhibition of Visual Timelines, Texts & Canons by Heather Corcoran
August 16th through January 15th, 2015.

Reception with the artist September 18th from 4-7pm.

Data visualization for the public can be a tool for social change; it quantifies and displays information related to politics, health, education, etc. so that its audience is better informed and able to take some kind of action. Drawing on literary and cultural sources, this exhibition of printed work juxtaposes multiple aspects of data visualization for a reflective and visually dynamic result. Pieces fall into three, interrelated categories:

Timelines: the documentation of passing time, based on observation.

Canons: the visualization of documented literary canons, bibliographies, and indexes, alsoexpressing the passage of time.

Texts: the juxtapositon of literary texts

Section B

Larry Rivers

Larry Rivers: The Boston Massacre
September 11th through January 4th, 2015.

“Larry’s painting style was unique — it wasn’t Abstract Expressionism and it wasn’t Pop, it fell into the period in between.” –Andy Warhol

One of the founding fathers of Pop Art, Larry Rivers (1923-2002) remains a difficult artist to categorize. In his over 50 year career, Rivers was an accomplished Jazz musician, a painter, sculptor, poet, actor, television personality, filmmaker, a nightclub emcee, a lecturer, author and teacher. His paintings, which often employ historical imagery, formed a bridge between the vigorous, painterly brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionism, and the commercial images of Pop Art. In the current exhibition: Larry Rivers: The Boston Massacre, Gallery 360 presents a 1970 portfolio of the artist’s embossed and collaged screenprints, what Rivers called “visual afterthoughts” on this highly fraught historical event.

Rivers loads his images with post-modern tension, simultaneously celebrating and undermining the iconic historical imagery that is his subject. Redcoats painted pink, erotically suggestive bayonets, and crossed-out codpieces all draw attention to Rivers’ immersion in 1970s gay camp, in addition to other social concerns of his time, including the civil rights struggle and Vietnam.

Section E


Since 1989, the Northeastern University African Student Organization (NASO) has served as a home for African students as well as a means to shed light on happenings concerning the continent to all individuals interested.

In 2008, an initiative was started to shed light on the havoc AIDS/HIV was causing upon the world. In collaboration with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Ally community, NASO created No Face No Race.

This year is no different from the past with photography of students painted with flags upon their bodies to display the aforementioned.

Photo Credit: Daniel McCarthy

Section F


Bradbury Thompson: 1911-1995
"When it came to the blending of photography, typography and color, nobody did it better than Bradbury Thompson... In his own quiet way, he expanded the boundaries of the printed page."

Whether at the helm as Art Director for Mademoiselle magazine or teaching at Yale University, Bradbury Thompson was a prolific designer and educator. These four silkscreen prints gifted to the University by the designer show his constantly evolving work on form, color and how they interact.