Slater Concourse Gallery
Violence Transformed: Under Siege
Violence Transformed is an annual series of visual and performing arts events that celebrate
the power of art to confront, challenge and mediate violence. Based primarily in the central
and surrounding neighborhoods of Greater Boston, and drawing upon the creative energies of
artists throughout New England, Violence Transformed documents the ways in which our diverse
communities harness art's potential to effect social change and materially transform our
This exhibition, Under Siege, examines the role of the artist as activist and
documentarian and features the work of faculty and alumni of the School of the Museum of Fine
Arts at Tufts.
Pilgrim Father/Illegal Son
Pilgrim Father/Illegal Son is a 2013 bilingual mural exhibition project that brings together
the narratives of two immigrants, one of a present-day undocumented Chinese immigrant, and the
other of William Bradford, who sailed on the Mayflower in the early 1600s from England and
planted the Plymouth Colony in Wampanoag country.
Thanks to the Nat and Martha Knaster Visiting Artist grant, Tsen will work with the Center
for the Humanities at Tufts, and the consortium of programs in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
as the Artist in Residence for Fall 2017.
How to Draw a Lion
How to Draw a Lion is an art education program created by SMFA Alum John Platt, to bring hope
and raise funds for orphaned children in East Africa. The Small Things is an organization
founded by Tufts Alum Bekka Ross Russell which works to build families and futures for
orphaned and vulnerable children in Tanzania. In the summer of 2017 these two organizations
worked together to bring an extraordinary exhibition of children's art to the Tufts University
Art Gallery. All proceeds raised from this exhibition will go to supporting the children from
The Small Things!
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