TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
11:00am Spring 2018 Exhibitions open to the public
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
5:00–7:00pm Opening Reception
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
11:00am Slater Concourse Gallery nARTure. Reshaping eco-art
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
4:00pm Slater Concourse Gallery nARTure. Reshaping eco-art reception
Space is limited. RSVP required >
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
6:00pm Tisch Family Gallery, Medford Jillian Mayer: Day Off Screening
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
6:00–8:00pm Create & Explore: Collaging Places
How have you come to know a place? Drop in to this creative, participatory program to explore how collage-making can be used to navigate your own experiences with official and marginalized histories. Co-sponsored by the Tufts Latino Center.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
6:00pm Anderson Auditorium, SMFA, 230 Fenway, Boston Carolina Caycedo
Carolina Caycedo transcends institutional spaces to work in the social realm, where she participates in movements of territorial resistance, solidarity economies, and housing as a human right.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
6:00pm Curator Talk + Performance
Walk-through of exhibition with curator Pilar Tompkins Rivas followed by "Broadcast from a Serpent-Headed Spaceship," a multi-media performance-lecture by Anthony Romero & Josh Rios.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
12:30pm Symposium RSVP required >
Decoloniality: Aesthetics and Methodologies
This interdisciplinary conversation with artists, curators and scholars maps visual strategies across the Americas through the lens of decolonialization and will be rooted in a sustained engagement with several works of art, drawing connections to environmental activism, resistant archives and indigenous rights.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
6:30pm Jeffrey Gibson: Performance
Jeffrey Gibson is a multidisciplinary artist who is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. Gibson’s performances activate his sculptural practice and address far-ranging questions about language, identity and history.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17 – MONDAY, MARCH 26
Galleries closed to the public
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
6:30pm Anderson Auditorium, SMFA, 230 Fenway, Boston Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film
Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas. (2017; USA). 74 min
This documentary examines the "land art" movement in the United States and focuses on Repellent Fence, a temporary, two-mile-long art installation that intersected the US/Mexico border in October 2015 that was spearheaded by Postcommodity, an activist-art collective, consisting of three Native American artists. Followed by a discussion with Kade Twist of Postcommodity and Adriana Zavala, professor at Tufts in Art & Art History.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
6:00pm Tortilla Social: Salvador Jiménez-Flores
Led by artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Tortilla Social is a participatory project that will transform public spaces using printmaking as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, and art education, with food as a unifying element of community.
The Galleries are closed for installation from April 16-May 13. We will reopen for the SMFA thesis exhibition on May 18, 2018.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
7:30-10:00pm Remis Sculpture Court, Aidekman Arts Center Opening reception SMFA MFA Thesis Show