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Announcing a new museum studies website!

Congratulations to the department and staff for all their hard work on the new Museum Studies department website!

Check it out at

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Exhibit opening next Monday!

Don’t forget: The Wonder Smith: Children’s Book Illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff opens with a public reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. next Monday, May 6.

This exhibition includes over 40 black and white works from the Boston Public Library’s John D. Merriam Collection. Through them, visitors can explore the artist’s creative and technical genius. Many are accompanied by excerpts from the stories they depict. Jump into the world of storytelling, early 20th century Russia and America, and children’s illustrations.

The exhibit is on view at the Tufts University Art Gallery in the Aidekman Arts Center at Tufts University. Learn more by reading the press release here.

Save the Date for the “The Wonder Smith”

Explore the children’s book illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff as curated by students from the Tufts University Museum Studies Program. On view from May 6-19, 2013, this is the first solo exhibition of Artzbasheff’s folk-inspired and whimsical illustrations. The exhibition showcases over 40 black-and-white works—many accompanied by excerpts from the fanciful stories they depict—that convey the creative and technical genius embodied in a prolific 20-year career.

Learn more from the Press Release.

So save the date, and make time for the public opening reception on May 6 from 5-8:30 pm!

Opportunity! TED meets Tufts

Did you know that the Tufts Idea Exchange (TEX) team sets up TEX every spring here at Tufts?  If you’re interested, check out the message below and contact their team. This could be a great opportunity for us to share what we do with the broader Tufts community!

TEX is a TED-style forum for ideas where speakers share an idea that ignited their passions. Recognized as 2012’s Program of the Year by the Office of Campus Life, TEX provides a unique opportunity for Tufts students, faculty, staff, and alumni to explore ideas.

We have just opened applications for TEX this semester and we are looking for student speakers. Our mission is to create a forum for the Tufts community to exchange ideas that promote creative and constructive thought and action. We want to make sure to make this event is inclusive of all the diverse and fascinating disciplines on campus!

This is a great opportunity for a student to share their ideas with the broader community and gain experience in public speaking. Please let us know of any students that come to mind or if you prefer, you can also nominate students on our website: .

Free Environmental/Art Program on Wednesday 11/7!

Join the Tufts Art Gallery this Wednesday, November 7, from 6-8 p.m. for performances, refreshments and new insights on the environment. (Not to mention, another opportunity to visit Lucy and Jorge Orta’s stunning installation of urban gleaning machines and Antarctic settlement objects. Also, Museum Studies student Sarah Cohen gets her own special shout-out as she will be part of the performances! See below:


Sarah Cohen, a Museum Studies Certificate student, will be participating in the Tufts Art Gallery event: “Droplets: Short Talks and Performances about H2O”. This is an event sponsored by the Tufts University Art Gallery and the Tufts Institute of the Environment in conjunction with the FoodWaterLife/Lucy+JorgeOrta exhibition at the gallery. The event takes place on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. The presentations will be from 6- 7 pm. There will be a reception following at 7 pm, with free music and food. Sarah will be giving a short presentation on her “Ice Books”, a series of books made from ice, a metaphor for diminishing resources caused by human activity and technology. There will be an ice sculpture on view, made by Sarah, melting throughout the event. All are encouraged to attend! Location: Tufts Art Gallery.
Sarah Cohen’s website:


You can also find this event on Tufts Life.

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