THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
6:00-8:00pm Tisch Family Gallery Opening Reception
Harry Dodge: Works of Love
Featuring a reading by Harry Dodge
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
12:15pm Tisch Family Gallery Lunchtime Talk: Algorithms and/as Culture
With Nick Seaver, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Science, Technology and Science at Tufts University
The algorithms that shape culture, filtering what we see and hear, are often understood as inhuman forces. Explore how these systems, from music recommenders to personalized newsfeeds, are full of people who impart their own points of view on the software they build.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
6:00-8:00pm Tisch Family Gallery Body Casting Workshop in the Galleries
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
12:15pm Koppelman Gallery Lunchtime Talk: Moving Parts: Paradoxes of Vagueness and Questions of Identity
With Riccardo Strobino, Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor, Department of Classics at Tufts University and Chiara Pidatella, Research Curator, Tufts University Art Galleries
As part of new ongoing lunchtime series, Riccardo Strobino, Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, and Chiara Pidatella, Research Curator, Tufts University Art Galleries address philosophical paradoxes and notions of the self in a short talk titled Moving Parts: Paradoxes of Vagueness, Borderline Cases, and Questions of Identity. Using the Ship of Theseus parable as its starting point, this talk delves into the questions at the core of the exhibition States of Freedom: The Figure in Flux, II. The exhibition begins with the ancient paradox of the Ship of Theseus—presented in a 16th-century edition of Plutarch's Parallel Lives—which ponders the nature of identity through an object whose parts have been progressively replaced, asking whether the recreation can be the thing itself. From there, the galleries feature works that celebrate the human form as an unstable amalgamation of histories, technologies, and cultures.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
10:00am Tisch Family Gallery Gallery Tour with Harry Dodge
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
7:00pm Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts Boston Beckwith Lecture with Harry Dodge and Amy Sillman
In conjunction with the exhibition Harry Dodge: Works of Love, Los Angeles-based artist and writer Harry Dodge joins painter Amy Sillman in a public conversation for the Annual Beckwith Lecture, established in 1978 by Leo and Betty Beckwith to bring curators and cultural thinkers of national and international stature to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts.
This lecture is at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is free and open to all.
Amy Sillman was born in 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, and currently lives and works in New York. Sillman is known primarily as a painter whose work is fundamentally engaged with drawing, but with many adjacent interests including animation, writing, the comic, the poetic, color, time, and form. Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at institutions in the USA and internationally, and is represented in New York by Gladstone Gallery.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
12:15pm Tisch Family Gallery Lunchtime Talk: A poetry reading of The Lone Acceptable Application of Daylight
With Natalie Shapero, Professor of the Practice, Department of English at Tufts University
Natalie holds degrees in creative writing and in law, and has worked as a litigation fellow with Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, the Kenyon Review, and the Center for the Humanities at Tufts.