Art and Music

Painting by one of America’s greatest living abstract and African-American painters to join Tufts University’s permanent collection

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (October 21, 2016) -- Tufts University today celebrated the newest addition to its permanent art collection with the unveiling of “Fold XII” by Sam Gilliam, an artistic innovator who is considered one of America’s greatest living abstract painters and a leading light in the current renaissance of African-American art.

The celebration took place Friday in the Koppelman Family Gallery in the Tufts Art Gallery located in the Aidekman Arts Center.