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Gallery Welcome

Welcome to the Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center. Located within a larger arts center that is shared with the Department of Drama and Dance, we are a welcoming and intellectually challenging destination. We create cultural experiences that at times will entertain and at other times will provoke you, whether you have five minutes or an hour to engage during your visit. At any given time during the academic year, several exhibitions occur concurrently in our four exhibition spaces within the Aidekman Arts Center and, throughout the year, across the Medford campus with our "Museum Without Walls" web app and outreach program.

If you have just a few minutes as you pass through the Arts Center, you might enjoy an exhibition in the Slater Concourse Gallery produced by Tufts students or other university affiliates. Or, you may want to pause a bit longer to take in the changing exhibition on the lower level Remis Sculpture Court, the dramatically scaled atrium space at the heart of the Gallery.

If you have a little more time, you can encounter the cutting-edge work of contemporary artists in all media in the adjacent Tisch Family and the Koppelman Galleries. In under an hour, you can delve into our timely, idea-driven exhibitions that both introduce emerging artists who have not yet received critical attention and offer a retrospective assessments of a mid-career artists or thematic examinations of important social and cultural issues.

We offer extended hours every Thursday until 8pm during the academic year and, on many of those evenings, you can take advantage of special programming – such as a reception, hands-on workshop, informal gallery talk, exhibition tour, panel discussion, or lecture by an expert from the field – all free of charge! If you like what you see, you can become a friend by supporting our Contemporary Art Circle.

We hope that you will think of the Tufts University Art Gallery as both a hub of activity—a good place for meeting up with friends—and as a continuing or alternative educational resource that enhances your life.