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BabsonARTS Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Get immersed in the visual arts and design made available through BabsonARTS. Engage with both the artists and the art on display with exhibits showcased throughout the year. Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of regularly offered workshops in ceramics, painting, and drawing and members of the Babson community are able to enjoy free or discounted access to exhibits and museums in the Greater Boston area.​​​​​

For the Spring 2021 semester, the 2D/3D Studio and the Ceramics Studio are open on a limited basis due to the impact of coronavirus on operations.  For more information, please send inquiries to


Dan Borelli

Chasing Color: Ashland, MA and Nyanza
Artist: Dan Borelli
Exhibit on View: Now-April 23
M-F 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (EST)
Hollister Gallery

This exhibition focuses on Dan Borelli's ongoing artwork in Ashland, Massachusetts and the EPA's Superfund site, the Nyanza Colorant Plant. This project encompasses research, activism, social engagement, land ownership, and interventions in public space to address the ongoing issue of a local community residing atop a toxic legacy. But in many ways, it also addresses larger questions about human relationships to the environment, stewardship, and the concept of long durations. This exhibition will feature a variety objects and artifacts from the rich and troubling cultural history of the Nyanza Colorant Plant-one of the first businesses in the U.S. to chemically produce dye for textiles. The exhibition openly explores how color is tied to culture, time, location, optics, and subjectivity.  

Access to the exhibit is limited to current students, staff, and faculty approved to be on campus. Instructions to view the exhibit safely will be posted in the gallery. A video introduction by the artist will be available here at during the dates of the exhibit. 

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Watch Professor Beth Wynstra interview Artist, Dan Borelli and learn more about his exhibition, Chasing Color, Ashland, MA and Nyanza.  Running time: 47 minutes and 40 seconds.