R.E.A.L. Talk: Second chances are not a guarantee

As summer starts, students are leaving campus to plan their futures. Many will find summer jobs and internships, and they will return to their studies here at Tufts in September. Some will travel and take advantage of the time away from school. Many, like myself, will be graduating and starting a new chapter of our lives. […]

‘Klimt and Schiele: Drawn’ mesmerizes visitors at the MFA

“Klimt and Schiele: Drawn” at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), which runs through May 28, fascinatingly presents rarely seen sketches from two famous Viennese artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele to commemorate the centennial of their deaths. These two artists influenced each other heavily during their careers, even though they were nearly 30 years apart in age. […]

M.C. Escher is reborn at the Museum of Fine Arts

The door of the Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) is now open to an alternative universe. From Feb. 3 to May 28, the gallery is dedicated to the first display of the fantastical prints and drawings by Dutch printmaker M.C. Escher. M.C. Escher (1898–1972) was born […]

MFA’s ‘Monuments to Us’ exhibit raises crucial questions, but falls short

In recent years, followers of the art world have seen increasing initiative to include artists and subjects of marginalized communities. Yet, we are still more inclined to see inclusive art as fringe or intentionally diverse. By labeling these pieces as “monuments,” the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA) is attempting to change that perception. “Monuments to […]

SMFA Café Express brings new dining options to Fenway campus

Tufts Dining added a new food option on the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts campus, addressing the lack of dining options for Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and five-year Combined Degree BFA+BA/BS  students on the Fenway campus. The SMFA Café Express, opened on Nov. 13, according to Tufts Director of Dining and […]

Pop art reframed at MFA’s Takashi Murakami exhibition

In the primarily Western-dominated discourse of contemporary art, it is easy to attribute the “superflat” world of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami largely to the legacies of postmodern masters such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Admittedly, Murakami’s glossy and mass-produced works much resemble American pop art stylistically. But it would be illogical to assume that […]

MFA fall exhibition preview: ‘Seeking Stillness’ offers an escape

As fall approaches, pumpkin spice aficionados and UGG boot lovers around the world are rejoicing. At the same time, the imminent season brings with it new art shows to the Boston area. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is at the center of the Bostonian art scene, with its vast collection and the remarkable exhibitions it […]

MFA displays modern Japanese portraits of women in its new exhibit

Found in the corner of the Arts of Asia Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the exhibit “New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties, 1890s–1930s” went up in December 2016 and will remain on display until August 20. Past the collection of Chinese ceramics, flanked by the Japanese Buddhist Temple Room, the museum visitor finds […]

Students, faculty share positive visual art experiences on both sides of the Charles

Tufts’ acquisition of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in summer 2016 offered an opportunity for students and faculty at the SMFA to collaborate more with students on the Medford/Somerville campus. According to the students and faculty interviewed, this merger has been an all-around positive change. Mags Harries, a professor at the SMFA, says the transition […]

MFA exhibit pays tribute to historic instances of oppression, prejudice worldwide

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is now showing a new exhibit called “’I must tell you what I saw:’ Objects of witness and resistance” in its Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. It consists of only eight objects and pieces of art, but pays due diligence to them all. The exhibit seeks to […]