BabsonARTS Conversations and Speakers

Conversations and Speakers

BabsonARTS conversations showcase dynamic speakers ranging from prominent arts leaders to literary luminaries. They discuss their work and share their insights, engaging with the audience in an intimate setting.

 Mark Kerwin

Arts and Business Conversation: Mark Kerwin, MBA '86, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Friday, January 28 11:00 a.m.
Sorenson Upper Lobby
FREE. Reservations required HERE

Mark Kerwin is the Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where he is responsible for strategic financial planning and administration of the museum. He provided financial leadership of the Museum’s $345 million new American Wing and was named Boston’s non-profit CFO of the year in 2012. Learn about the challenges and rewards of working in financial administration and strategy in one of the largest cultural institutions in the United States, with a collection of more than 500,000 objects and 1.3 Billion in non-art related assets.



Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day
Wednesday, February 16, 5:30 P.M. (EST)
Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex (BRAC)
FREE. Reservations required.

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This event will be presented as a limited in-person event with live streaming. In-person attendance is restricted to current Babson students, staff, and faculty approved to be on campus.

The Babson community remembers, reflects upon, and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. This event, now in its 18th year, initiates important conversations to continue the realization of King’s vision of justice, equality, and peace in our own community and in the world at large. The program includes a ceremony recognizing students and faculty through leadership and creativity awards.

This year’s keynote speaker is former professional tennis player James Blake, who is no stranger to obstacles. He has battled loss and overwhelming adversity and went on to become a top ranked US player with ten ATP Tour singles titles, 7 doubles titles, Davis Cup champion, and is a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award.

 Sorenson Scholars 2022

Sorenson Arts Scholars Spotlight
Friday, April 1, 5:00 P.M. (EST)
Carling-Sorenson Theater with Live Streaming
FREE. Reservations required HERE

The Sorenson Arts Scholarship supports student artists while pursuing their Babson College education. Each scholar focuses on a project in their primary medium to explore their artistic identity and to feed their creative development. Our cohort of eight scholars will present their finished projects and discuss their process at the Spotlight. Meet these talented artists and entrepreneurs and join us in celebrating their journey.