Arts & Culture

still from the film showing a young boy walking past a chalk map of the U.S. on a playground
October 5, 2018 Large Image
A new film by Tufts faculty takes on the divide between once all-white Ferguson, Missouri and neighboring all-black Kinloch

Jane Gillooly was working on a film in 2012 when she visited her hometown of Ferguson, Missouri, and drove into the neighboring town of Kinloch...

group of people making batik in Italian village
September 27, 2018 Large Image
SMFA’s Jeannie Simms traveled to Italy to work with townspeople and new immigrants to create art and build collaboration

Photographer Jeannie Simms has spent the past two summers in Sant’Alessio, a village in the foothills of the Aspromonte mountains in Reggio...

Tara Brooke Watkins in Tulsa, Oklahoma
September 25, 2018 Large Image
A new play by a Tufts doctoral student tells the story of the Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre of 1921

Tara Brooke Watkins, a Ph.D. candidate in theatre and performance studies in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance believes theater...

stylized sculpture of a rhino
September 17, 2018 Large Image
They lived outside the arts world, but created works—now on view at Tufts—that are standing the test of time

Provocatively posed and rendered in mud, Lady Liberty greets visitors near the entrance of Expressions Unbound: American Outsider Art from the...

Julie Graham in her art studio
September 13, 2018 Large Image
A longtime teacher at the SMFA, her paintings and photography were about looking for the unseen

Traveling anywhere in a car with painter and photographer Julie Graham meant stopping “all the time, so she could leap out and take photographs,”...