SMFA News

Alfre Woodard to Tufts Graduates: Speak Truth to Power

May 19, 2019 | Laura Ferguson
Giving shout-outs to student groups, the actor and activist told grads of the Class of 2019 to “write your own script”In an effervescent message of hope and encouragement, actor Alfre Woodar...

Commencement by the Numbers

May 17, 2019 | News Staff
Guess the number of folding chairs—and number of languages spoken by Fletcher gradsThere are big numbers involved every commencement at Tufts. From the vast sea of folding chairs set up to a...

Spirituality at Tufts: Hillel and Beyond

April 25, 2019 | Holly Lebowitz Rossi
For Jewish students at Tufts, social justice and social life make for a meaningful communityFinding community is always a key part of the student university experience, and for many at Tufts...

Tufts Puts a Fresh Spin on Summer Learning

April 12, 2019 | Laura Ferguson
With daytime, evening, and online courses, Summer Session covers a wide range of topics for academic, professional, and personal enrichmentFrom the history of Boston to the history of artifi...

Tufts Libraries: Books on Art and Books as Art

April 11, 2019 | News Staff
At the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, books take on many formsRay Bradbury once said in an interview, “Without libraries, what have we? We have no p...

Green Ideas into Action

April 03, 2019 | Laura Ferguson
The Tufts Green Fund this year supports five new campus projects—from an Edible Insect Festival to the SMFA Health, Safety, and Sustainability DayA plan to bolster pollinator health on the M...

Alfre Woodard to Deliver Commencement Address

April 02, 2019 | Robin Smyton
An award-winning actress and activist, she is among five honorary degree recipientsActor, producer, and activist Alfre Woodard will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2019 on M...

Our Tufts: No Judgment Here

March 18, 2019 | Monica Jimenez
Walter Bentson, SMFA campus security officer, talks about his job and the people he meets “Our Tufts” is an occasional series of first-person profiles of members of the Tufts community. To s...

Visions of the Future Present

March 11, 2019 | Rob Phelps
Tufts exhibition by conceptual and visual artist Harry Dodge shows the intersection of our raw and messy humanity with technology What does love have to do with the quasi-mechanical, abstrac...

Art as a Revolutionary Force

March 07, 2019 | Laura Ferguson
SMFA alum Kim Berman co-founded a printmaking center in her native South Africa that encourages artists to bring positive changeKim Berman well remembers February 11, 1990. She watched on te...