Exhibitions at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University feature internationally recognized artists and curators as well as work by our celebrated faculty, alumni, and students.

Fall Invitational Exhibition and Events

Powers That Be, Cassils

"Breaking News: Cassils" featuring a solo exhibition by Cassils
September 15 - October 15, 2016 

‚ÄčCassils, who the Huffington Post called “one of the ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art,” addresses mediated images of violence by calling into question the roles of the witness and the aggressor. The show will feature a dynamic re-presentation of Cassils' Powers That Be and Inextinguishable Fire, as well as the first exhibition screening of 103 Shots, a short film created in response to June's Orlando nightclub shootings.

SMFA at Tufts
Grossman Gallery and Anderson Auditorium
230 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm, Wed: 10am-8pm, Sun + Holidays: Closed

"Breaking News: Identity, Violence and the Media"
Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m

This free panel discussion will focus on how re-enactments and recordings of hate violence impact society and how empathy can be triggered across differences of sexuality, race, nationality, and culture.  This event will commence with brief screenings of performance video by the artist Cassils, including Inextinguishable Fire and Powers That Be and conclude with a Q&A. Panelists will include: Cassils, whose solo exhibition opens at the SMFA, Mina Tsay-Vogel, Professor of Emerging Media, Boston University, Lionel McPherson, Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University, and Paige Gunning, Violence and Recovery Program at Fenway Health Alliance.

Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Admission at the MFA is free after 4 p.m. on Sept. 14

"Breaking News: Cassils" Opening Reception
September 16, 5-7pm
SMFA at Tufts
230 The Fenway