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Change in the Guard at the Tufts Museum Studies Blog

After a little over two years, and 734 posts, I’m stepping down as the editor of the Tufts Museum Studies Blog. I graduated with my MA in History and Museum Studies in May 2012, and have been working on a succession plan since then. I’m happy to say that the blog will be in very capable hands. There are some great big steps ahead that will change the blog for the better, so keep watching!

Phillippa Pitts, the new editor, is a graduate student in Art History and Museum Studies, with an expected graduation of May 2014. Phillippa, in addition to being a terrific person, also keeps busy as the Curatorial Intern at the Tufts University Art Gallery and as a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has previously worked as the Web & Social Media Producer at The Mary Baker Eddy Library and as a museum consultant with SCVNGR.

Phillippa will take over the editorship of the blog on October 1.

I will continue to contribute occasional guest posts, but will be moving on to other projects in the museum community, including my new professional blog, Amblering. You can find me on LinkedIn or Twitter if you’d like to stay in touch, and I’ll be presenting on a few panels at the NEMA Annual Conference, so email me if you’d like to be in touch there!

Tufts Alumni Event: Fruitlands Museum Tour

The Tufts Alumni organization is sponsoring a daylong tour of the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, complete with a luncheon buffet at the Old Mill Restaurant. For the very affordable price of $39, you can meet at Dowling Hall, take a bus to Harvard, tour the museum, and get a great lunch.

For more details and registration info, check out the original announcement.

GradHacker

Just stumbled across what could be a very interesting and useful blog for all of you starting at Tufts this fall: GradHacker.

Actual grad students offer tips to manage workload, burnout, grad school culture, and other topics that will be pertinent to your interests. Check it out!

Opening Reception at the Tufts Art Gallery

Elements of Expression:  

The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

May 3 – 20, 2012 

Opening Reception May 3, 5:30-8pm

Elements of Expression is curated by Tufts University students from the Museum Studies graduate program and presents the breadth of Gowen’s career, featuring color theory practices, design work, handicrafts, and landscape paintings.

Gowen began his career in early 20th century Boston during a revolutionary reconsideration of western art, craft, and educational practices. His strong command of color and design soon earned him significant appointments in the local arts and crafts community.

Opening Reception of Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

Save the date! This years Exhibition Design class has been hard at work on a brand new exhibit at the Tufts Art Gallery, and they’re holding the reception on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Here’s their announcement:

Save the Date:

Opening Reception of Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

 

Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center

 

Thursday, May 3, 5:30-8:00 pm 

A new exhibition at the Tufts University Art Gallery introduces the life and work of the artist Elwyn George Gowen. Elements of Expression presents the breadth of Gowen’s career, featuring color theory practices, design work, handicrafts, and landscape paintings. The exhibit is curated by Tufts University students from the Museum Studies graduate program and it will be open to the public from Thursday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 20th. A public opening reception will be held on May 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Gowen began his career in early 20th century Boston during a revolutionary reconsideration of western art, craft, and educational practices. His strong command of color and design soon earned him significant appointments in the local arts and crafts community. Despite Gowen’s success, a summer excursion in 1931 to the Woodbury School in Ogunquit, Maine, dramatically changed the course of his artistic career. Romanced perhaps by the beauty of the natural landscape, by the community, or the methods and style of Charles Woodbury, Gowen permanently left his design career to study, teach, and paint from nature along the rocky coast of Maine. His steadfast exploration of color theory, design, and the methods and ways of seeing became uniquely his own throughout his progression from student to educator and from designer and craftsman to artist. For directions and other general information call the Tufts University Art Gallery at 617-627-3518 or visit http://artgallery@tufts.edu. The Tufts University Art Gallery is located in the Aidekman Arts Center, 40R Talbot Road, Medford, MA 02155.

 

The Gallery’s mission is to animate the intellectual life of the greater university community through exhibitions and programs that explore new, global perspectives on art and art discourse. The Gallery admission is free and open to the public ($3 suggested donation). It is also fully accessible. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm and Thursdays 11 am to 8 pm. Free event parking is available in the lot behind the Aidekman Arts Center, off Lower Campus Road. During regular visitor hours, there are free visitor parking spots in the Gallery parking lot.

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