Grace Hoyt is a Contributing Writer for the Tufts Daily.


‘Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott’ captures story of segregation in 1950s

“Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott” is a worthwhile exhibition not only for the stunning photography comprising it, but also for the story behind the exhibit itself. The exhibition shows photographs by famous African-American photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006), many of which are on view for the first time. The exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, […]


‘She Loves Me’ transports audience into world of the parfumerie

This weekend, Torn Ticket II gave three performances of “She Loves Me,” directed by senior Allison Benko, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1963, is an adaptation of the play, “Parfumerie”(1937) by Miklos Laszlo, which formed the basis of the 1940 film “The Shop Around […]


MFA Exhibition showcases Goya’s genius across time and media

Currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, is the United States’ largest retrospective of Spanish master Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828) in 25 years. Featuring 170 paintings, prints and drawings, the exhibition is comprehensive in that it combines loans from Europe and the United States with the MFA’s strong existing collection. Included […]


Jumbo exhibition celebrates beloved mascot’s unique history

The elephant, the mascot, the legend: Jumbo and his legacy are the focus of the Tufts Art Gallery’s new exhibit “Jumbo: Marvel, Myth and Mascot.” Curated by Tufts Professor of Art History Andrew McClellan, the exhibition is the first comprehensive exploration of Jumbo, who arrived on campus 125 years ago. The story encompasses Jumbo’s journey from […]


Carla Fernandez combines traditional craftsmanship with modern aesthetics

“Carla Fernandez: The Barefoot Designer,” which opened on April 17, is a landmark show for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: It is the museum’s first fashion exhibition. Born in Mexico in 1973, Fern?ndez served as an artist in residence at the Gardner museum in 2013 and is known for her trademark ability to blend traditional […]


‘Quilts and Color’ delivers vibrant experience

“Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection,” which opened on Tuesday in the Gund Gallery in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston , is not what you might expect from a show on historical textiles. This exhibition of 58 bright patterned quilts is informed by color theory and the rich expertise of its collectors to offer […]


‘Quilts and Color’ delivers vibrant experience

“Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection,” which opened on Tuesday in the Gund Gallery in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston , is not what you might expect from a show on historical textiles. This exhibition of 58 bright patterned quilts is informed by color theory and the rich expertise of its collectors to offer […]


Weekender | Mikko Nissinen’s rendition of ‘The Nutcracker’ showcases company talent

The Boston Ballet kicked off Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” at the Boston Opera House on Nov. 29. Now in its 42nd year, “The Nutcracker” has long been considered “New England’s #1 Holiday Tradition,” according to the Boston Ballet website. The show will run through Dec. 29, employing over 250 Boston Ballet students in 43 performances. […]


Weekender | Mikko Nissinen’s rendition of ‘The Nutcracker’ showcases company talent

The Boston Ballet kicked off Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” at the Boston Opera House on Nov. 29. Now in its 42nd year, “The Nutcracker” has long been considered “New England’s #1 Holiday Tradition,” according to the Boston Ballet website. The show will run through Dec. 29, employing over 250 Boston Ballet students in 43 performances. […]


Weekender | 25th Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival offers something for everyone

The 25th Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) kicked off this Wednesday with an impressive and diverse lineup of entries. The festival, founded by filmmaker Michal Goldman in 1989, has since grown from 10 screenings to more than 50 at various Boston and Brookline venues, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Coolidge […]


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