Established and emerging artists' masterpieces available for purchase in art school’s annual sale

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University's Art Sale directly supports artistic community, funds creative educational opportunities at one of nation's premier art schools

Art sale installation

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Nov. 15, 2016) -- The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University will host its annual art sale from Nov. 17-20, with thousands of eclectic pieces available for purchase from hundreds of talented established and emerging artists.

The sale, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University's campus at 230 The Fenway in Boston, offers nearly 4,000 works by almost 700 SMFA at Tufts students, alumni, faculty and other affiliated artists. The selection of artworks includes a mix of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, video, ceramics, and jewelry.

Each visit to the sale over the course of the short week is different because the selection is constantly being refreshed as pieces are sold. The sale also includes a pop-up jewelry shop in the Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery at the SMFA at Tufts, and an assortment of unframed works in bins, both very popular with visitors.

The art sale kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m., followed by a public reception from 5-8 p.m. that evening. The sale ends at 5 p.m. the following Sunday, Nov. 20. Admission to the opening reception and the sale itself is free.

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University splits the proceeds from each sale 50/50 with the artist, so each sale both supports artists and provides opportunities, financial aid and other creative resources for art students at the school. Last year, more than 4,000 patrons visited the sale, which is the SMFA at Tufts' biggest fundraiser.

The 2016 art sale is sponsored by Stanhope Framers, U.S. Art and Horizon Beverages.

Art Sale Hours

Thursday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (opening reception 5 – 8 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


About the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts was established in 1876 as part of the Museum of Fine Art’s mission to educate through the arts. After a more than 70-year relationship with Tufts University, it officially became part of Tufts' School of Arts and Sciences in July 2016. The SMFA at Tufts is extraordinary in being affiliated with a world class museum and part of a major research university. Tufts, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.


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