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Our SMFA community includes faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are accomplished working artists, scholars, researchers, and activists. Below is a running listing of some of their many recent exhibitions, awards, publications, and other notable accomplishments.

A recording of collectively improvised music, Treatise on the Fragility of Knowledge, on which Kurt Ralske performed and which he produced, appeared on the list Best of 2020 (Honorable Mention) in the magazine The New York City Jazz Record.

Alum Madeline Donahue's paintings and ceramic sculptures are included in the January 20201 group exhibition See and Be Seen at Praise Shadows Art Gallery in Boston. The exhibition is on view through January 31, 2021.

Heidi Whitman, recently retired SMFA faculty member, has work in Wayfinding: Contemporary Artists, Critical Dialogue and the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection at the Addison Gallery in Andover. The exhibition is on view through February 28, 2021.  

Eulogio Guzmán, was in conversation with Alberto Fierro, Consul General of Mexico in Boston, on November 10. The virtual conversation was hosted as part of the Consul General’s public diplomacy program.

Julia Csekö, MFA '10, will be featured in the "Home Alone" series organized by the Somerville Arts Council on November 19. Julia will talk about her trajectory as an art maker and community organizer. 

ArtSpace Maynard launched FACES & VOICES — a traveling, public art exhibition by alum George Herman and Amanda Loebelenz. The exhibition is set to travel throughout Massachusetts.

The Tisch College Community Research Center co-sponsored, with Tufts Office of Scholar Development, a student-centered research panel that featured SMFA student Alberto Checa, BFA '21 and Tufts University Film and Media Studies Program's Elon Perry-Stiner, A21. They discussed their research on marginalized communities and issues of identity, power, and representation in media.

Michelle Samour participated in the conversation "Women in Art and Science, The Criticality of Hope" in partnership with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Other speakers included journalist and policy expert Bina Venkataraman, institute member of the Broad Institute and assistant professor of pediatric oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School Cigall Kadoch, and multimedia artist Maggie Stark. Samour is also participating in the concurrent exhibition Worlds of Marvel with Maggie Stark.

Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom exhibited at the Performance Biennial “Live Artists Live III: Despair/Repair,” livestreamed from USC Roski School of Art and Design on November 7. Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom performed Lincoln Gave Us a Beach, followed by a discussion and Q&A with CSUSB professor and curator Jane Chin Davidson and Patty Chang. 

Robert Siegelman is showing a new 16-foot installation piece: Keep America Great at the Gallery at 259 A Street in Boston. This work can be seen from the sidewalk each day from 6 pm to midnight at 259 A Street, Boston. The Gallery at 259 A Street is organized by Steven Muller.