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Fall 2017

Violence Transformed: Under Siege
September 2017

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 environments.

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
October/November 2017
Wen-ti Tsen

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
December 2017
John Platt

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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