SMFA at Tufts concludes its second year

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA at Tufts) has just completed its second year of operation since being acquired by Tufts in June 2016. Over the past year, the administration has hired full-time faculty, improved resources for SMFA at Tufts students and worked on integrating the students and cultures of the Medford/Somerville and Fenway campuses. When […]


Dewick begins opening earlier to accommodate SMFA students’ schedules

Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center began opening half an hour earlier on Feb. 19, opening doors at 7:30 a.m. rather than 8 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. According to the Tufts Dining Facebook page, this change was implemented to accommodate School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) students taking the shuttle in the morning and was brought about as a […]


SMFA shuttle system adds new vans to SMFA, Beacon Street

The Department of Public and Environmental Safety’s Administrative Services office has expanded the transportation system between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts and the Medford/Somerville campus this semester, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. Three new vans now travel between the Medford/Somerville campus and the SMFA’s campus in […]


Editorial: SMFA-Tufts coordination issues persist to detriment of students

While the decision to merge the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) and Tufts was made with good intentions, glaring problems have developed that have not been addressed by the administration. Students enrolled in the SMFA are currently facing serious logistical issues. Fundamental problems such as maldistribution of resources, difficulty in navigating transit […]


Senior Profile: Conor Ward

As a dual-degree student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) and the School of Arts and Sciences, graduating senior Conor Ward has spent much of his time at Tufts traveling between the Medford/Somerville and Fenway campuses. Out of everyone Ward has known during his college experience, the person who has impacted […]


Tufts and SMFA look to address lack of art studio space on Medford/Somerville campus

Amid complaints from students and faculty about a lack of art studio space on the Medford/Somerville campus, Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) have stated their commitment to create new art studios on campus in the near future, according to SMFA Dean Nancy Bauer. Freshman dual degree student Rachel Yao said the current art facilities housed […]


Tufts-SMFA merger details to be settled by July

Following the signing of a merger agreement between Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) in March, details on the union between the institutions will be settled and implemented by the end of July to provide students from both schools a more diverse set of course offerings. Administrators are currently working to ease the transition process by improving internet access within […]


Top ten artsy things to do when you are stuck at the SMFA waiting for the Tufts shuttle

The snow is fun for a lot of things: making cubist snow angels, having an excuse to drink excessive amounts of coffee because you’re cold, bringing back your mom’s leg warmers from the ’80s. The snow is not fun when the number of snow days begins to outnumber the number of Picasso prints owned by […]


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