Anthony Romero's article, Museum Resolution: Build Social Relations Over Property Relations, was published by the Walker Art Center Soundboard in January.
Congratulations to David Antonio Cruz and alum Evelyn Rydz, both of whom were among recipients of a Joan Mitchell Foundation 2018 Painters and Sculptors Grant. Individual awards of $25,000 support under-recognized artists whose works have significantly contributed to artistic discourse. Cruz's latest works include paintings inspired by poems by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca and an operatic piece based on Irish revolutionary Roger Casement's Black Diaries. Rydz, a visual artist and associate professor at MassArt, recently created an interactive installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston where visitors could investigate, experiment, and reflect on the imperiled future of oceans and seas.
Ria Brodell, painting lecturer, is the author of the recently published book Butch Heroes (MIT Press, 2018), which was a Lambda Literary finalist for LGBTQ Nonfiction (winners announced June 3, 2019). The book includes historical accounts of 28 people from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries who didn't conform to gender norms accompanied by depictions of their lives in portraits by Brodell. Publisher's Weekly called the book "A serious—and seriously successful—queer history recovery project." You can read more about Ria and their book on Tufts Now.
Peter Scott is participated in Fenway Open Studios in Boston, which ran November 10-11, 2018. Participating artists also hosted the 10th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank.
Jeannie Simms was the featured speaker at the November 9, 2018 lunch seminar sponsored by the A&S program in Science, Technology, and Society. Her topic was "Under the Sun: Photosensitive Art and Immigration." The event took place in the Multipurpose Room in Sophia Gordon Hall on the Medford/Somerville campus.
The show Violence Transformed: Stand Together, which was on display at the Tufts University Art Galleries through November 4, 2018 and curated by Carol Daynard and Mary Harvey, featured pairs of works in conversation with one another by the likes of Julie Graham, Mags Harries, Ken Hruby, Mark Cooper, Michelle Samour, Rhoda Rosenberg, Carol Daynard, Lorie Hamermesh—and other members of the SMFA community.