Showing your work in professionally coordinated exhibitions is an important part of developing as an artist. SMFA offers a wide range of opportunities to show your art, from student-curated projects at the School to highly competitive juried exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Major annual exhibitions include:
SMFA Art Sale
The Museum School's annual art sale features thousands of works by students, faculty, alumni and affiliated artists. The sale is an opportunity to make student work available to the visiting public, including collectors, gallery owners and art lovers.
Students Curate Students
An annual exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Courtyard Gallery showcases work curated and created by SMFA students.
MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Thesis exhibitions present the work of students in the Master of Fine Arts program at the Tufts University Art Gallery as well as other public spaces and galleries around Boston.
Senior Thesis Program Exhibition
Program for select final-year undergraduate students who are given independent studio time to develop their work under the critical guidance of faculty mentors.
Work is made to be viewed and experienced, and the School provides multiple places for students to show their work. To submit a proposal, please complete the Exhibition Proposal form and deliver it to the Exhibitions Office.
The Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery is the School's primary exhibition space, and is transformed several times a year for shows.
The Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium is 2,100 square feet and is used for both lectures and exhibitions.
The Katherine Lane Weems Center, or Atrium, is the heart of the School and a great place to show sizable work: the 850-square foot exhibition space accommodates pieces up to three stories tall. Also part of the Weems Center is the Project Space, dedicated to exhibitions organized by students.
The BAG Gallery, adjacent to the Weems Center, holds frequently rotating exhibitions featuring student work, often curated by students.
Mission Hill Building Gallery: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
160 St. Alphonsus Street
Boston, MA 02120-3311
10 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Courtyard Gallery and Foster Gallery: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tufts University Art Gallery: Aidekman Arts Center
Tufts University Art Gallery is located on the Tufts campus. This 4,000-square-foot space hosts MFA thesis exhibitions.
40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Tuesday-Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Thursday: 11 am–8 pm