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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

Tufts Public Art Flash Collective with Avram Finkelstein

Future site of the Flash Collective "billboard" on Talbot Avenue, near the corner of Latin Way, downhill side of the Mayer Campus Center.
On March 26 & 27, 2015 the Tufts University Art Gallery and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts will host a workshop to produce a public art project for the Tufts' Medford campus, informed by the themes of the "Race, Inequality, and Action" forum organized by the Provost's Office.
More information on this forum >

The workshop will take the form of a "flash collective" led by New York-based activist artist Avram Finkelstein (and Tufts-SMFA alum), who is best known for his work with the artist's collective Gran Fury during the 1980s-90s AIDS epidemic in the U.S.
Learn more about Finkelstein, his past Flash Collectives and other work >

Students from all academic disciplines and Tufts Schools are encouraged to apply. No prior experience with or training in art is required, although those with knowledge of graphic design and/or Photoshop and Illustrator programs are especially encouraged to apply. This opportunity is only open to current members of the Tufts community and preference will be given to undergraduate students. 15 to 17 participants will be chosen. You must be able to attend the entire workshop to be eligible to apply.

Students who are interested in participating should fill out an application form.
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 13.
Participants will be announced on Monday, March 23.
The workshop will start with a kick-off session and dinner on Thursday, March 26 from 5:30 to 7:30pm and will continue from 9:30am to 5:30pm on Friday, March 27 (breakfast and lunch will be provided).
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This project is funded to date by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Tufts University Art Gallery's Contemporary Art Circle, and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.

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