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The University Gifts of Art Committee provides oversight and periodic review of the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection Policy and Circulating Art Program, to review and vote on proposed accessioning to and de-accessioning of art works and artifacts in the Permanent Art Collection, to develop criteria to guide university officials in addressing proposed unrestricted gifts of art to the university, and to advise the university president on recommendations to de-accession art works.

For more information about the Permanent Collection, please contact Laura McDonald

Gifts of Art Committee 2021

Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator, University Art Galleries

Nancy Bauer, Dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
Marie-Claire Beaulieu, Associate Professor, Classical Studies
Silvia Bottinelli, Lecturer, SMFA at Tufts
Chris Helmuth, Executive Administrative Dean, A&S
Nancy Mahler, Senior Director of Development, A&S
Christina Maranci, Professor, History of Art and Architecture
Laura McDonald, Manager of Collections, University Art Galleries
Marty Ray, Chief of Staff, President's Office
Eric Rosenberg, Associate Professor, History of Art & Architecture
Samuel Cabot, Student Representative, TCU Senate
Tanya Crane, Professor of the Practice in Metals, SMFA at Tufts
Kareem Khubchandani, Mellon Assistant Professor, Director of Grad Studies, Dept of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Sophie Feinstein, Undergraduate Student


Collection Mission and Policy
The mission of the Tufts University permanent art collection is to enhance and enliven the quality of Tufts' visual environment and support the educational mission of the University by encouraging direct and daily contact with original works of art through the publicly sited, outdoor Permanent Art Collection and the intra-university Circulating Art Program. The Tufts University Art Gallery is the principle steward of Tufts University's permanent art collection, totaling approximately 2,000 works of art. Works of art are accessioned to the Collection through the Gifts of Art Committee, chaired by the Director and Chief Curator. For more information about the University's art collection management policies, please contact Laura McDonald.

View the committee's 2019-2020 annual report here.