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Public Art on the Tufts University Medford Campus

In May of 2012 the Tufts University Art Gallery launched a pilot for an outdoor public art program. The gallery hopes to continue this series with many more modern and contemporary sculptures to be installed in highly trafficked locations on the Medford campus.

Sponsored by the Tufts University Art Gallery, generous donations from individual donors and installation support from Tufts University facilities.

Current Public Art Installations

The Tufts University Art Gallery has commissioned internationally noted Argentine conceptual artist, photographer, and human rights activist Marcelo Brodsky to create a public art project entitled "Human Tides," which addresses the timely and vexing issue of contemporary migrations of people on every continent around the world. This public art project takes the form of a "billboard" located on the University's main campus in Medford-Somerville at the Mayer Campus Center on Talbot Avenue. Eight Tufts students participated in the artist's residency, which resulted in the creation of this artwork.

"Human Tides" will be formally launched at an outdoor public reception on Wednesday, June 15, from 3pm to 4:30 pm at the Campus Center's lower patio on Talbot Avenue. The project is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, with matching funds from the School of Arts and Sciences and the Gallery's Contemporary Art Circle.

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