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.
Nan Freeman, commissioned by Estrellita Karsh, has made two paintings that will now hang permanently at the Women's Lunch Place, a day shelter serving homeless women in the greater Boston area. Inspired by the shelter's monthly birthday celebrations and funded by the MFA's Karsh Center, the paintings, which each depict six glorious floral bouquets, were unveiled at the Women's Lunch Place in November 2018.
LOUDER THAN WORDS, an art collective formed by Neda Moridpour and S.A. Bachman teamed up with Bonnie Donohue's class Witness: Art & Action to bring us WOMEN ON THE MOVE and a For Freedoms Town Hall. LOUDER THAN WORDS' WOMEN ON THE MOVE transforms a 26-foot truck into a mobile billboard and resource center to aid in the prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and domestic violence, with a focus on the voices of those most marginalized. The truck was parked at SMFA from 8:30am – 5:30 pm on October 30, 2018. That same day, the For Freedoms Town Hall: #MeToo and Substantive Structural Change was held in the Performance Room. Featured speakers included S.A. Bachman, Neda Moridpour, Hilary Binda, Danielle Abrams, and Lynn Sullivan.
Kurt Ralske gave a talk called "Actual Problems in Virtual Reality" at the Science, Technology, and Society Lunch Seminar on October 26, 2018 in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on the Medford campus.
Jane Gillooly and Khary Jones, professor of the practice in the Tufts department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, collaborated on the experimental documentary Where the Pavement Ends, which depicts a microhistory of race in American by investigating the divide between all-white "sundown" town of Ferguson, Missouri, and the neighboring all-Black community of Kinloch. The film premiered to a packed crowd at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Rikk Larsen and Jason and Jessica Graham hosted a reception honoring the late Julie Graham on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Friends Meeting (5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge).
Ethan Murrow's wall drawings were featured in an October 2018 show in Hong Kong called We Travel In Our Minds, curated by Chương-Đài Võ and on display at Duddell's. This show put Ethan's drawings in conversation with objects from the Claire and Francis Heritage Lane Collection, Songyin Ge Collection, and Wui Po Kok Collection.
Heidi Whitman's work was included in Crossing Boundaries: Art/Maps, on view through April 21, 2019 at the Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.