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Arts at Tufts

Our students  perform, create, and research the arts in concert halls, theaters, art studios, galleries, libraries, labs, and classrooms at Tufts and in its surrounding communities. Explore the Arts at Tufts.

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    The Tufts University Art Galleries engage with artists, scholars, and works of art to provoke conversation around today’s pressing cultural and social issues. Through exhibitions and programming focused on contemporary art, alongside broader research and collecting, we provide a pedagogical space for the Tufts community and wider publics. The Art Galleries are located in the Aidekman Arts Center on the university’s main Medford campus and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA at Tufts) in Boston.

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    The Department of English offers classes in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and journalism as part of the Creative Writing program, offered to both its majors and minors.

  • Located in the greater Boston area, Tufts is an ideal place to study the history and theory of art and architectural studies from interdisciplinary and global perspectives. Students have the opportunity to get involved in the galleries on the Medford/Somerville and SMFA campuses or visit the many prominent museums in the Boston area such as the world-class Museum of Fine Arts.

  • Housed in the state-of-the-art Granoff Music Center, the Department of Music offers a rich array of classes, embracing music in forms from many different backgrounds, traditions, and cultures. Experience music in ways you can only begin to imagine with additional offerings made possible by the Music Engineering program, the university’s collaboration with the New England Conservatory, and the Community Music Program.

  • Drama programs at Tufts bring together hundreds of students to perform in three faculty-directed productions and over a dozen student-directed and designed shows each year. Dance courses cover a vast range of styles including African and Latin dance, ballet, kathak, hip hop, jazz, modern and musical theatre.

  • Officially recognized as a major and minor in 2015, FMS includes core courses in film and media analysis, history, theory and production, supplemented by electives in a variety of academic departments and programs.

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Arts Spaces

Tufts Art Gallery at Aidekman Arts Center

  • Tisch Family Gallery
  • Koppelman Gallery
  • Remis Sculpture Court
  • Slater Concourse Gallery (a Tufts community gallery)

SMFA Galleries

  • Grossman Gallery
  • Mission Hill Gallery

Granoff Music Center

  • Distler Performance Hall
  • Fisher Performance Room
  • Ruth Lilly Music Library
  • World Music Room & Instrument Collection
  • Varis Lecture Hall

The Dance Lab & Jackson Gym

Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT)