One of the most noticeable things about Northeastern’s campus is how we have art everywhere. No matter where you go, you’re sure to stumble across a new public art piece. We’ve got the scoop on all the newest murals on campus–and where to find them!
Dinosaurs are back! (Or so it seems on the side of Behrakis.) Cedric Douglas brings these creatures to life in the newest mural addition to Northeastern’s campus.
Right around the corner is a 4 story tall artwork by renowned graffiti artist, El Mac. Ars et Scientia shows a woman holding a lightning bolt in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, symbolizing the intersection of science and art.
And of course, we showcase our faculty’s finest works as well. Professor Sofia Ainslie’s mural, In Person, brightens up the lobby of Ryder Hall.
A pop of color to brighten up a dull parking garage, Daniel Anguilu’s 100 Years of Solitude is a well known mural on the campus-side of Columbus Parking Garage.
A world renown French stencil artist, Jef Aérosol left his mark on the side of Cargill with a piece commissioned specifically for Northeastern. Around that area, you can also find his various signature stencils.
Even though East Village has only been open for about a year, John Park has already left his mark on the lobby wall. Reality Check II showcases his signature pop surrealistic style.
In the lobby of International Village, Commanda boldly captures your attention the moment you step foot inside. Shepard Fairey is an influential graphic designer most known for his 2008 Barack Obama “Hope” poster.
To include our students, Art Lift features reproductions of various pieces on the elevator doors of buildings around campus. Find them in places like Ryder Hall, Marino and Curry!
Why are all these artworks popping up on our campus? You can thank President Aoun for that. Launched in 2014, Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative is spreading art beyond just the canvas: “Northeastern’s campus is a canvas for visual expression that, like the university, is innovative, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and above all, engaged with the world.” Stop by the Student Affairs Office in Curry or Gallery 360 for a full brochure!
Even with all of this, our momentum isn’t stopping. Starting September 25th, Susan Cervantes and other muralists from Precita Eyes will complete a two week residency working on a new piece for the Northeastern Latino/a Student Cultural Center at 104 Forsyth. Best part? They are enlisting the help of Los Huskies and anyone else interested! Sign up here.