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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

Please check back soon for Public Art on the Tufts University Medford Campus.

Call for Artists/Request for Qualifications

Public art commission/Tufts University Art Gallery, Somerville/Medford, MA

The Tufts University Art Gallery is accepting RFQ submissions for a public art commission conceived in partnership with Tufts' Tisch College of Active Citizenship and Public Service's pilot "Intersections Project." The Gallery Director and Director of Tisch College's Leadership Studies program will select two candidates to interview. Selection will be based on the artist's past work, a letter describing the artist's interest in and commitment to storytelling and/or visualization of narrative, and an interview. Artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and digital (non-time based) media are encouraged to submit. The project budget is $5,000 (to cover materials, travel, and artist's stipend). The final outcome will be realized as a 10 x 20-foot "billboard" on Talbot Avenue, Medford, at the Mayer Campus Center, and will be on view for one year from May 2015 to April 2016. For more information on the project description, goals, and background, download the RFQ.

Students currently enrolled in a degree program are not eligible to submit. Applicants are expected to have or to secure their own studio and/or fabrication space. Artists who live or have a studio in Tufts' host communities of Medford, Somerville, Chinatown (Boston), and Grafton will be given preferred attention. Deadline to submit a resume, link to artist website or to images on a file-sharing website and a letter (no more than two pages) is Friday, November 7, 2014 by 5pm; email to: artgallery@tufts.edu. No phone calls, please. Funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Tufts University School of Arts & Sciences, and the Aidekman Family Arts Fund.


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