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The Tufts University Art Galleries are where exhibitions, lectures, performances, and artist residencies converge to animate the intellectual life of the greater Tufts community and beyond.

The Tufts University Art Galleries oversee the exhibition spaces in the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus, the galleries at the SMFA campus, and the Tufts University’s Permanent and Public Art Collection.

For updated information as to when we may re-open, please refer to the gallery’s website and official announcements from the University. While there is no replacement for seeing artwork in person, please download our TUAG mobile app for a virtual tour that includes images and gallery texts of our current exhibitions. 

Exhibitions Across our Campuses

In-person visits to our SMFA at Tufts and Medford/Somerville galleries are limited to the Tufts campus community for now to ensure the health and safety of our communities. Enjoy our full slate of online programs and virtual tours of selected exhibitions. 


Tufts PUBLIC is a program of yearlong, temporary public art projects designed for spaces outside the Art Galleries and throughout the school’s Medford/Somerville, SMFA, and Boston Health Sciences campuses.

Artist Response

Artist Response is an ongoing initiative in the SMFA's Well Space and the Aidekman Arts Center’s Media Wall that puts historical and contemporary artists’ projects responding to social crises in dialogue. Utilizing a range of critical and creative strategies, these works speak to a historical continuum of how artists reflect and resist their social moments.

What's On View

Visiting Artist Program

The Art Galleries oversee the SMFA Visiting Artist Program and invite renown artists to visit with students and present lectures that are free and open to all. We present artists in collaboration with the exhibitions program, faculty interest, and area institutions. Talks are typically held in Anderson Auditorium at SMFA at Tufts but are sometimes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, or on the Tufts' Medford / Somerville campus.

View the Visiting Artist Schedule

SMFA Radio Station: SMFA 1630AM

SMFA Library Annex, 230 The Fenway

A co-production of the Tufts University Art Galleries, Wave Farm, and the SMFA Library, the SMFA 1630 AM radio station brings traditional AM and online broadcasting capabilities to the school. Wave Farm, a pioneer of sound and transmission art, is an upstate New York-based nonprofit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media. The online stream can be heard anywhere via or the Wave Farm app (available on the iTunes App Store).

Note: The radio station is currently offline.

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