Mazmanian Gallery

2023-2024 Exhibitions



Nick Carlson, alumnus 2021: sacrilegious

a Pop-up Show September 4-8, 2023


Susan Metrican: No Head No Tail 

September 13 – October 20, 2023 
Reception and Lecture (Hybrid/Zoom): Wednesday, Sept 13, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Mazmanian Gallery & Alumni Room 

Artist Susan Metrican explores motifs that have been translated across multiple formats; folktales, textiles, architecture, and small useful objects which allow the symbols and characters to connect and continue “traveling” through time and space. She considers the movement of interpreted ideas onto various forms across national borders and throughout history, and their shape-shifting reanimation as they introduce new modes of being. Fluid approaches to form, flatness and image address this multiplicity, as the artist’s lived experience mingles with her subjects’ own trajectories.


Ekua Holmes: Black is a Rainbow Color 

Oct 30 - Dec 12, 2023
Swiacki Children’s Literature Festival 
Book Signing: Thursday, November 2, 2023 


Annual Student Juried Show  

January 16 - February 16, 2024 
Reception: Wednesday, January 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
Juror: TBD 


Lisa Iglesias : Chivalry Timbers 

February 27 – April 4, 2024 
Reception and Lecture (Hybrid/Zoom) Tuesday, Feb 27, 2:30 - 4:20PM  
Mazmanian Gallery and Alumni Room 

Artist Lisa Iglesias (she/they) will present an exhibition in Mazmanian Gallery and speak about her artwork. Her projects incorporate expansive histories and potentials of drawing and painting, take into consideration the translation of patterns, images and gestures across materials. Igelsias’ multidisciplinary work explores issues of social participation, collectivity, caretaking, family connection, and transnational identity, all of which speak to the Arts & Ideas theme of resilience. 


Senior Thesis Exhibitions 

Dates & Times TBD 

About Us

Centrally located in the McCarthy Center, Mazmanian Gallery is the on-campus gallery of Framingham State University. The gallery presents established, emerging, and student artist exhibitions and lectures that provide our campus and the surrounding MetroWest community with opportunities for direct engagement with art and artists.  

Mazmanian Gallery aims to foster inspiring cross-disciplinary dialogue by showing artwork that explores a variety of content relevant to a wide range of academic discourses. The gallery is dedicated to working with artists who have diverse backgrounds and life experiences so that the gallery programming is both representative of the diverse world we live in and furthers our campus-wide commitment to anti-racism.

To learn more about the gallery visit our website:

Our team: 

Ellie Krakow, Gallery Director

Jenna Billian, Gallery Intern

Daniele Farias de Pontes, Gallery Intern

Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University

Location: McCarthy Center, 93 State St, Framingham, MA