Libby Langsner

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

Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Armenia!’ takes hard look at representation in art history

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current exhibition, “Armenia!,” is the first major exhibition of Armenian art in the United States. An exhibition at the New York institution is no small feat and surely legitimizes the art it portrays by launching it into the art history canon. Looking at the rare and beautiful objects on display, it […]

Boston Jewish Film Festival examines Judaism, marginalization

For the past 30 years, the Boston Jewish Film Festival has provided a space for the Jewish community to watch films and appreciate the diverse realities of Jewish life around the world. In the wake of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, however, this year’s edition of the festival carries extra […]

Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates 30 years with diverse lineup

The Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF), which runs from Nov. 7–19, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year. The festival will give viewers an incredible opportunity to see rare and award-winning films from around the world covering all facets of Jewish life. This year’s festival looks to have a more diverse lineup of screenings than […]

‘Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu’ reclaims ancient culture of the Andes

Over the past 50 years, Cecilia Vicuña has been fascinated by the quipu, an ancient Incan device used by the aboriginal people of the Andes to record both history and narratives, as well as the various transactions of everyday life. The centerpiece of Vicuña’s latest show, from Oct. 20 to Jan. 21, 2019 at the Museum […]

Lorraine O’Grady’s ‘Miscegenated Family Album’ at the MFA turns ancient works contemporary

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)’s current exhibition “Lorraine O’Grady: Family Gained” commemorates the museum’s acquisition of O’Grady’s work, “Miscegenated Family Album” (1980/1994). O’Grady currently lives in New York, but she was brought up in Boston. The artist calls her work “concept-based,” and the MFA’s current show of “Miscegenated Family Album” consists entirely of photo […]

‘Kusama: Infinity’ narrows in on Yayoi Kusama’s life, artistic legacy

Content Warning: This article mentions self-harm. Visionary contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s work may be instantly recognizable. Her rise to international fame, however, was not a linear or easy path, as depicted in Magnolia Pictures’ biopic “Kusama: Infinity” (2018). Kusama’s “White No. 28” (1960) became the most expensive work by a living female artist when it was sold […]

University art gallery exhibitions raise questions about American art historical canon, delve into identity

The Tufts University Art Gallery (TUAG) in Aidekman Arts Center is currently showing “Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art” and “States of Freedom: The Figure in Flux.” Both exhibitions began on August 29 and will be shown until December 16. Besides the shows themselves, TUAG will also be presenting a series of events based off the […]

‘Grown-ish’ writer and Tufts alumna Kara Brown on inclusivity in TV, making it as a creator

Kara Brown’s (LA ’11) path to being one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in arts and entertainment was not a straight and narrow one. But, when talking with Brown, it is hard to ignore her drive and ambition, and the one thing that drove the now 29-year-old into doing exactly what she had hoped […]

Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson get personal on their YQY tour

Comedians Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson took on the Boston leg of their YQY tour on Nov. 11 and 12. YQY, an acronym for “Yaaas Queen Yaaas,” originated from an episode of Robinson’s podcast with Jessica Williams, “2 Dope Queens.” Glazer is also part of a well-known female comedian duo, starring alongside Abbi Jacobson in Comedy Central’s “Broad […]

TUTV’s ‘The End is Now’ flips the male-dominated apocalypse genre on its head

Created and directed by Laura Broman and Asha Norman-Hunt, TUTV’s latest series “The End is Now” (2017) is an apocalyptic mockumentary following the lives of four women as they face the end of the world while on a college campus. The group grapples inner conflict as each takes on a different view of how to […]