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Current students and museum professionals – consider attending the FREE Massachusetts Museums Day, hosted by NEMA on October 7. The event, located at the State House in Boston, strives to “build awareness and advocacy for the museum field. This is a great opportunity for museum studies students to practice advocacy and get a better picture of the field in action. Please participate! You can register at http://www.nemanet.org/resources/museum-support/advocacy/massmuseums-day/.
Massachusetts Museums Day
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Great Hall, Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 01233
Here is more information about #MassMuseumsDay from the NEMA website:
Speak up for your museum, meet your legislators, and help us celebrate and advocate for all museums! Join us for an informal reception in the Great Hall, show off your museum’s unique resources and achievements, and hear from government and museum representatives about the importance of public support for Massachusetts’ cultural treasures.
We encourage museums, museum staff, students, and supporters across the state to attend. This event is free.
As of Thursday, September 10th, the fall exhibitions at the Tufts University Art Gallery are open to the public! The public reception is Thursday, September 17th from 5:00-7:30 in Remis Sculpture Court.
- Installation view of Shahzia Sikander’s Parallax. Photo by the Tufts University Art Gallery.
The upstairs Tisch Gallery again features a multi-media installation, this time by internationally-recognized artist Shahzia Sikander (b. 1969, Pakistan). Her immersive animation Parallax, with music and sound by composer Du Yun, was conceived in the United Arab Emirates and first appearing at the Sharjah Biennale in 2013. Related paintings, drawings, and photographs are also included in the Tufts exhibition.
- Installation view of Last Folio. Photo by the Tufts University Art Gallery.
Downstairs, the Koppelman Family Gallery features Last Folio, a part of international commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with previous displays at the United Nations in New York, the National Library of Germany in Berlin, the Mark Rothko Museum in Latvia, and the New Museum of Tolerance in Moscow. Canadian-Slovakian photographer Yuri Dojc teamed with British media producer Katya Krausova and a documentary film team to document their travels to abandoned Jewish spaces in present-day Slovakia. Last Folio features photographs on paper and large sheets that create a contemplative environment.
- Detail of Sophia Ainslie’s seven-panel mural, In Person—574. Photo by the Tufts University Art Gallery.
The exhibition in Remis Sculpture Court explores the creation and installation of a monumental site-specific art commission for the new Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex at 574 Boston Avenue on Tufts’ main Medford campus by Boston-based artist and Tufts alum Sophia Ainslie (MFA 2001). The displays feature original paintings, materials, and photographs from the creation of her seven-panel mural, In Person—574.