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Opening Reception: Tufts University Art Gallery Fall 2017 Exhibitions


Sep 14, 2017 – 5:00 PM

40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 Map

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Please join us to celebrate the opening of our Fall 2017 Exhibitions, on view from September 12th through December 3rd, 2017!

Yuan Yunsheng: Chinese Myth, Folklore, and History
Violence Transformed: Under Siege
Directed Looking Gallery: Wunderkammer

*There will be an Artist Talk with Yuan Yunsheng at 6 pm.

A bit about the exhibitions:

Yuan Yunsheng: Chinese Myth, Folklore, and History
In 1983, Tufts commissioned artist Yuan Yunsheng to create a 72-foot mural for the former Wessel Library. Two Ancient Chinese Tales—Blue + Red + Yellow = White?, which combines Chinese history and mythology,was painted as a single, continuous composition across six canvases.

Thirty-four years after its completion, the Tufts University Art Gallery is reuniting all six canvases of this monumental work in an exhibition honoring the mural, the artist, and those who brought this project to life.

Violence Transformed: Under Siege
Violence Transformed is an annual series of visual and performing arts events that celebrate the power of art to confront, challenge, and mediate violence. This exhibition, Under Siege, examines the role of the artist as activist and documentarian and features the work of faculty and alumni of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.

Directed Looking Gallery: Wunderkammer
In 16th-century Europe Wunderkammer, or curiosity cabinets, emerged as people attempted to understand the world through objects, sparking centuries of classification practices we still see today. This Directed Looking Gallery installation questions such categorization, demonstrating how art intersects with scientific and philosophical disciplines. Objects in this gallery are from diverse geographies and periods, encompassing everything from paintings to fossils, encouraging visitors to consider the overlapping areas of art and science. The Directed Looking Gallery is dedicated to innovative teaching and experiential learning and fosters the observation of art objects for the purposes of education and research.

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