MEDFORD, MA - The Tufts University Art Galleries and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University proudly present no time for laundry, the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA at Tufts, on view from May 1 - 19, 2019. A public opening reception will take place on Friday, May 17 from 7-9 pm at the Aidekman Arts Center / Medford.
The exhibition presents the work of 14 graduating master of fine arts students from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Titled by the graduating class, the phrase “no time for laundry” humorously sums up the singular focus of an MFA Thesis student’s life. School, art, and political engagement swallow up daily life leaving little time for much else.
no time for laundry provides a glimpse into the practice of this class of emerging artists. “The robust relationship between research and creative production exemplify the artists in the class of 2019. Historical narratives and urgent social and political questions from the contemporary moment drive their studio production, archival and textual studies and culminate into a consequential collection of artworks in the 2019 SMFA Thesis Exhibition,” remarks Jeannie Simms, professor of the practice, photography and director of graduate studies. 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.