Transportation details plan to increase SMFA busing capacity

Plans for a comprehensive shuttle service between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) and Medford campuses have been developed to deal with the housing shift of SMFA sophomores to the Medford campus for the 2019–2020 school year. The SMFA/Medford shuttle service will run according to the schedule it currently works under, according […]

Do it this weekend: April 5–7

There’s only about a month left in this semester, and in the home stretch the going can get boring. If you need a break from finishing your thesis or preparing final presentations, check out these artsy events this weekend below. Friday, April 5 “Wicked Queer” at the Brattle Theater This week brings independent film festival […]

Two new arts spaces in Barnum Hall set to open spring 2020

Barnum Hall, which is currently undergoing renovations, will serve as shared space for new classes between the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) spring 2020, according Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. Bauer said that both the School of Arts and Sciences and the SMFA made the decision to renovate […]

Shuttle Talk: Carly Rosenthal

“Mushrooms are gonna save the world, dude.” I was skeptical at first, but, after hearing Carly Rosenthal explain her newest project, a research rabbit hole and artistic endeavor focused on the wonders of mushrooms, I might have to agree. Carly, lacking her usual energy and enthusiasm, is sleep-deprived as she explains that she stayed up […]

Chantal Zakari’s ‘Cogent Message’ deconstructs institutional failings

The recently revealed college admissions scam reinforced the long-established image of higher education institutions as the playground of the privileged. With Tufts being the epitome of such institutions, it is almost impossible to argue against the socioeconomic homogeneity of universities. However, it is also important to recognize that numerous higher education institutions are also victims of […]

Shuttle Talk: Alberto Checa

If I am being honest, I don’t understand performance art. However, it is also a primary focus at the SMFA, which prides itself on pushing the boundaries of art school and exploring interdisciplinary media. Up-and-coming art students like the ones of the SMFA are the ones defining and developing the role of performance in contemporary art. […]

SMFA Beacon Street will house only first-years in 2019–2020 academic year

The Beacon Street residence halls at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts are scheduled to accommodate only incoming first-years for the 2019–2020 academic year, according to Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) is working to provide alternative living accommodations for rising sophomores, according to Hartman. The SMFA […]

‘Let Me Explain to You What This Means’: power lost in translation

Today, in an era of globalization and mass media, power manifests itself as the agency to express oneself or control others’ expressions, probably more prominently than ever. The malleability of language — especially during the process of translation — becomes a possible mechanism of control and exploitation. Working within this cultural landscape, the Boston-based artist Gabriel Sosa […]

Shuttle Talk: Mushky Rice

The first time I met her was brief and barely memorable — we sat a few rows apart on the 9:30 a.m. shuttle and I admired her shoes. The second time I met her, she welcomed me into an old warehouse whilst suspended from the ceiling and wearing a hand-sewn cape, where she later allowed a […]