Libby Langsner
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Libby Langsner is the executive arts and living editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in art history and minoring in economics. She can be reached at libby.langsner@tufts.edu.


Chief Curator Dina Deitsch speaks on Tufts Art Galleries’ past, future

Since Dina Deitsch took over as chief curator of the then-Tufts Art Gallery in July 2017, the gallery has changed immensely. Even the name of the institution, from the Tufts Art Gallery to the Tufts Art Galleries (TUAG), has been subject to change. TUAG are currently undergoing a total rebrand, both online and on paper. […]


‘Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris’ shines at the MFA

Given the recent fire that destroyed much of Notre Dame and its precious artifacts, the whole world is looking to Paris. Amidst all the devastation, there is still much to Parisian art and culture that one can appreciate right in Boston. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA)’s current exhibition in collaboration with the Boston […]


Jason Stanley presents on ‘How Fascism Works,’ linguistic philosophy

Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, visited Tufts yesterday to speak with Annie Pfeifer’s class “Facism: Then and Now” and give a lecture through the Center for the Humanities at Tufts entitled “Ignorance in the Age of Information.” Stanley is known for his scholarship surrounding the philosophy of language and how language intersects with politics. […]


What the arts editors want you to see over spring break

Libby Langsner’s recommendations “Russian Doll” (2019–): The protagonists are intense, complex and compelling, the jokes are extremely witty (to be expected from Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne’s writing) and the plot is unpredictable, despite the show’s cliché premise. This show will make you reach out to people from your past and hug your friends a little harder because hey, we’ve only got […]


Highlight reel: Top 5 arts articles of the semester

Disclaimer: Although Tommy Gillespie’s “Drag Race Recap” is featured, he had no part in the writing or editing in the description of his article. As part of Daily Week, the Arts & Living section will be revisiting five of our most popular articles from the semester. Written by a cross section of editors, contributing writers […]


‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ marks MFA’s first show dedicated to the legendary artist

Frida Kahlo is one of the 20th century’s most famous artists, but the vast majority of the public knows nothing about her beyond her notorious unibrow and iconic self-portraiture. But who really was the artist behind all the fame? How did she live? What inspired her? How did she engage with politics and the world […]


ISG’s latest exhibition ‘Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes’ casts new light onto a Renaissance master

Content Warning: This article mentions rape. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s (ISG) current exhibition “Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes” explores a side of the Renaissance master that viewers may not be as familiar with. The exhibition is based on the museum’s own painting “The Story of Lucretia” (circa 1500), which Gardner acquired in 1894. It was the first painting […]


Hit Series ‘You’ problematizes media’s cliché romantic lead

The hit series “You,” which premiered on Lifetime, follows Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley)’s relationship from its twisted inception to its tragic ending through the lens of Joe’s demented mind. From the show’s first encounter between Beck and Joe, the viewer can quickly tell that Joe is bad news. However, as the […]


Boston museums offer immersive, fun ‘First Fridays’ events

Boston’s art museums and centers have made Thursdays and Fridays great times for guests to enjoy these spaces outside of regular hours. Many of these events offer live entertainment, special screenings and, depending on the museum, drinks in order to elevate the typical art experience during (as the name would suggest) the first Friday or […]


‘Broad City’ season premiere lacks show’s distinct humor

Season five of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s “Broad City” (2014–) unfortunately proves that all good things must come to an end. The cult favorite comedy follows two best friends, Abbi and Ilana, as they both struggle with their day jobs, exploring New York City during their time off. This season marks the end of a very […]


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