Sami Heyman is an assistant arts editor on the Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying political science. Sami can be reached at

Yayoi Kusama: Answering love’s call

Entering the Infinity Mirror Room feels like diving into obsidian water and being swallowed by a submarine cavern. Freckled, bioluminescent tentacles protrude like cilia from the mirrored walls of the endless chamber. The phosphorescent arms tessellate infinitely into the black water, disappearing into a swirling forest of neon light. The Infinity Mirror Room is an […]

Learning from love and loss in ‘The Last Five Years’

Is it really better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? Torn Ticket II’s fall minor production of “The Last Five Years” cast doubt on the old adage. The one-night engagement starred senior Nick Jodka and sophomore Francesca Viggiani as Jamie and Cathy, respectively, two burgeoning artists whose relationship is […]

Behind the scenes at the Midnight Organ Concert

On Thursday night, the Tufts University Chaplaincy performed its annual Halloween Midnight Organ Concert to a full house in Goddard Chapel. The hour-long program featured Chaplaincy Music Director Thomas Dawkins on the organ, joined by graduate student Jason Zhang on piano for an arrangement of Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre” (1874). The program also featured Boëllmann’s “Suite […]

‘How to Fall Slowly’ showcases student compositions

The Department of Music hosted “Tufts Composers: How to Fall Slowly,” on Wednesday, an installment of this season’s Tufts Composers concert series. The show featured a lineup of new, original works by Tufts students, faculty and alumni. The annual series was conceived to highlight works by students of two advanced composition courses: Contemporary Composition (MUS-0118) and Composition Practicum […]

24 Hour Play Festival is a change of scenery

This Friday evening, a cabal of student dramatists will seal themselves off from the light of day for a full 24 hours to complete a Herculean trial of wits and wills. But this isn’t the congregation of a shadowy cult to the dramatic arts; it’s the 24 Hour Play Festival hosted by Pens, Paints, and […]

Parker Quartet dazzles in concert series kickoff

 The acclaimed string ensemble Parker Quartet gave a free performance at Harvard University’s John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on Friday evening. The Grammy Award-winning string ensemble performed “String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 122” (1966) and “String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Opus 117” (1964), both by Shostakovich, as well as Dvořák’s […]

‘Stack, Layer, and Arrange’ explores full career of Julie S. Graham

In the upper-right-hand quadrant of her painting Untitled (2010s), artist Julie S. Graham scrawled, in feathery pencil, a quote from German poet Rainer Maria Rilke: “Fraction of freedom compromised by the presence of risk; trapped by whatever’s in us that evens the odds of the loaded outside.” That painting is one of many comprising the […]

‘The Bauhaus and Harvard’ seeks a future in the past

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding Bauhaus, a school of German art, the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard has unveiled a new exhibition drawn from its vast collection of Bauhaus works. To depict the school’s close historical relationship with Harvard, curator Laura Muir selected nearly 200 works by 74 artists employed, taught or inspired […]