Arts & Culture

students chat across a table filled with art books
September 10, 2018 Large Image
In a new pre-orientation program for incoming students, the focus was on the arts

If there was an unexpected flair to how Tyler Whitaker translated the word “Tufts” onto a piece of pocket-shaped paper, it was entirely fitting....

Gloria Chao and the cover of her new novel American Panda
August 24, 2018 Large Image
Gloria Chao tackles the tensions growing up between immigrants and their first-generation children in a new YA novel

Gloria Chao, D12, grew up outside Boston, the daughter of tradition-minded Taiwanese immigrants—much like Mei Lu, the protagonist of Chao’s...

Thornton Dial, Sr.
August 20, 2018 Large Image
Largest single-collection gift of works predominantly by African-American artists in university’s 166-year history

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Aug. 20, 2018)—The Tufts University Art Galleries presents "Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art from the Andrew...

a man holding a book looking at an image of a cloud in the form of a brain
August 6, 2018 Large Image
In a new book, Maryanne Wolf argues that our brains are changing with all this screen reading, but that it’s not too late to fix the damage

Maryanne Wolf needed to test a hypothesis. A longtime researcher on how reading on screens changes the brain—and not for the better—she was coming...

Kathryn Bostic standing beside a piano
June 28, 2018 Large Image
Kathryn Bostic weaves tapestries of sound for theater, concerts, films and television

The art of making music for concerts, theater, television, and film is complex: it’s a matter of capturing a mood and setting the right tone for...