Arts & Culture

Sarah Shugars at OPENAIR Circus camp
July 23, 2015 Large Image
Every summer, Sarah Shugars trades her desk at Tisch College for stilts and juggling balls, helping to run the OPENAIR Circus in Somerville

In this occasional series, Tufts Now highlights the hidden talents of Tufts faculty and staff.

When most people go house...

The Scrovegni Chapel in Padua
July 22, 2015 Large Image
Michael Downing’s new novel recounts how one woman reclaims her world

Feeling at home in the world is not always easy. That’s what Elizabeth Berman discovers as she deals with her husband’s death in The Chapel...

illustration of summer camp, with books as tents
June 23, 2015 Large Image
The Tufts community weighs in with recommendations for fiction, biography, history, memoirs and more

Every summer, members of the Tufts community recommend their favorite “good reads,” and this year the selection is as eclectic and wide-ranging as...

street scene with election posters in Mauritania
June 12, 2015 Large Image
Set in West Africa, the recent page turner by Todd Moss, A92, reveals the inside battles behind 21st-century international crises

Can the United States reverse a coup in the West African nation of Mali in time to return its democratically elected president to power? It’s all...

Adriana Zavala at the New York Botanical Garden exhibition
June 4, 2015 Large Image
Tufts art historian Adriana Zavala curates a special exhibition of the Mexican painter’s works at the New York Botanical Garden

On a warm Saturday afternoon in mid-May, Adriana Zavala took in the scene at the New York Botanical Garden, indoors and out: a profusion of creamy...