The Museum of Fine Arts

The collaboration of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presents an opportunity to redefine the role of fine arts education in the 21st century, and establishes a unique institution: a premier art school that is part of a major research university and affiliated with a world-class museum.

SMFA students, faculty, and staff interact with the Museum of Fine Arts on a daily basis. The School and the Museum collaborate on joint exhibitions and programming at both venues. SMFA students and alumni exhibit their work each year during specified shows. In addition, the Museum supplies Tufts with long-term loans of objects to enhance its teaching mission. Tufts also has a permanent seat on the MFA Board of Trustees.