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

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 […]