Arts & Culture

A red-haired man conducting a music group of young children. Layth Sidiq taught music to refugee Syrian children in Lebanon this May.
August 20, 2019 Large Image
In Lebanon, Layth Sidiq taught not just melodies but musical traditions to young students

Studying how to play the violin as a child growing up in Jordan, Layth Sidiq picked up more than bowing practices and sight reading. “I learned so...

detail of a drawing of a woman hauling a balloon of tools
July 30, 2019 Video
The SMFA’s Ethan Murrow created a monumental drawing installation dedicated to industrial workers. Then it was painted over.

After taking more than 900 hours—and using more than 1,000 black Sharpie pens—to create his latest art exhibition, Ethan Murrow seemed quite calm...

Notre-Dame Cathedral, with scaffolding for repairs to the roof. Art and architecture historian Christina Maranci talks about the restoration of Notre-Dame and other beloved cathedrals in need of attention.
July 16, 2019 Large Image
Careful and sensitive restoration of sacred monuments is critical, says Tufts art historian

When the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris was...

An old, large mural depicting Tufts University with students and faculty and administrators as imagined in the 1950s. The mural will be taken down and preserved for future study.
June 26, 2019 Large Image
After discussion and debate, the university has decided to take down exclusionary murals from Alumnae Lounge, while making them more accessible for teaching and research

For nearly sixty-five years, murals in Alumnae Lounge, a popular meeting space on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus, have illustrated one part...

A photo-illustration of an open book morphing into a landscape of grass and trees, for a feature of reviews recommending books by Tufts community members
June 25, 2019 Large Image
Members of the Tufts community share their favorites in fiction and nonfiction for your reading pleasure

At the start of every summer vacation season, we ask members of the Tufts community to tell us about books that they’ve read and recommend to...