(T)HERE: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA at Tufts
May 14 – May 20, 2018 Cross-campus exhibition; several locations
(T)HERE presents the work of 42 graduating master of fine arts students from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Organized and titled by the graduating class, (T)HERE represents the collapse of "here" and "there" into one unified paradigm. The artists see our globalized world as both "here" and "there"; that problems of the past are the problems of today. It acknowledges that the contemporary moment synthesizes the mainstream and the periphery, theory and experience, history and future.
"Artists can be fireballs of the incomprehensible and they can be public servants with responsibility to our neighbors. They can help us imagine new political futures or describe the emotional oceans of our present. At SMFA at Tufts we all learn from one another by looking, reading and making—together as a collective force," remarks Jeannie Simms, professor of the practice, photography and director of graduate studies.
While on view for one week, (T)HERE provides a glimpse into the practice of these emerging artists. The exhibition represents the capstone of the master's program at SMFA at Tufts where students develop their artistic vision and move into their future careers as working artists.
(T)HERE features the work of MFA students: Jeehyon Ahn, Thomas Amundson, Ariel Baez, Kimberly Barnes, Samual Belisle, Edward Benfield (Teddy), Evan Blackwell, Eli Brown, Krystle Brown, Si Chen, Fredo Conde, Laurence Cuelenaere, Kathryn Gearon, Kassandra Grob, Katie Lee Mansfield, Hui Huang, James Kay (Jamie), Moon Hee Kim, Soojin Kim, Ching-Sheng Lai Yujeong Lee (Grace), Yanni Li (Niki), Ziwei Li (Zora), Wenyen Lo (Agatha), David MacDonald, Antigoni Papadopoulou-Theocharaki, Sofia Plater, Alyssa Pomfrey, Kristen Powell, Marnae Rathke, Cal Rice, Laidy Saenz, Jacob Schaub, Charles Shiner (Keegan), Brooke Stewart, Elly Vadseth-Stormer, Sarah Tefft, Ardea Thurston-Shaine, Kenson Truong, Nohelia Vargas Bolivar, Yuting Weng, Mingxin Zhang (Cynthia)
Exhibition Locations and Hours on the Medford campus:
Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Avenue
Eaton Hall, 5 The Green
Lane Hall, 2 N Hill Road
11am-5pm Monday, May 14th-Wednesday, May 16th, and Sunday, May 20th
11am-8pm Thursday, May 17th
11am-5pm Friday, May 18th, reopening for public reception at 7:30pm
We recommend guests park at Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue and walk through campus, beginning at Lane, next to Eaton, and then Aidekman. Maps for all locations will be provided at each site.