Calendar

Year End Show


Date
Tuesday, May 1 - Sunday, May 20

Location
SMFA at Tufts
230 Fenway, Boston
First Floor Galleries

Public Reception
Saturday, May 19
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Year End Show features work by the class of 2018 and award-winning student work.

Medal Award Gala


Date
Monday, May 14, 2018

Location
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The SMFA at Tufts and 2018 Medal Gala co-chairs Lorraine Bressler and Judi Ritchie, and are thrilled to announce this year’s Medal recipient, Lorna Simpson. One of the leading artists of her generation, Lorna Simpson’s groundbreaking interdisciplinary work on gender, identity, social justice, and civic practice resonates deeply with our students, faculty, and broader community and epitomizes the SMFA's educational values and priorities.

MFA Thesis Exhibition


Date
Monday, May 14 - Sunday, May 20
 
Location
Medford/Somerville Campus
Tufts University Art Galleries
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave.
Eaton Hall, 5 The Green
Lane Hall, 2 N. Hill Road

Public Reception
May 18
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

(T)HERE presents the work of 42 graduating master of fine arts students from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Organized and titled by the graduating class, (T)HERE, represents the collapse of "here" and "there" into one unified paradigm. The artists see our globalized world as both "here" and "there"; that problems of the past are the problems of today. It acknowledges that the contemporary moment is a synthesis of the mainstream and the periphery, theory and experience, history and future.

Senior Thesis Exhibition


Date
Saturday, May 19 - Thursday, May 24

Location
SMFA at Tufts
230 Fenway, Boston

Public Reception
Saturday, May 19
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In Search of Coalescence highlights the work of the 20 artists selected for the 2017-2018 SMFA Senior Thesis Program. The exhibition reflects each artist’s yearlong process, enveloped under a wide range of individualized media and concepts. Over the course of the fall and spring semesters, each artist was provided with the opportunity to collaborate with peers and faculty in order to execute a self- guided body of work. The works displayed range from digital media, performance, and installation to painting, photography, and sculpture, to encompass a collective exhibition.

Commencement


Date
Sunday, May 20th

The commencement ceremony for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts will be held Sunday, May 20 starting with a university ceremony on the Medford/Somerville campus at 9 a.m. and the SMFA ceremony held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at 6 p.m.