You may have noticed that the Tisch Gallery en route to Tower Cafe is currently empty. What you might not be aware of, however, is that there is another library on campus that features constant exhibits of photographs from all over the world. The Edwin Ginn Library, located in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is home to a small hallway gallery of its own. Many Tufts students are familiar with Ginn as a quiet, comfortable study space, but others who have yet to enter its halls or fear the wrath of grad student stares are missing out on this artistic opportunity.
Fletcher Perspectives is a group that was founded in 2001 with the goal of increasing “our understanding and tolerance of the many cultures we study daily.” They take submissions from any current member of the Fletcher community for their gallery exhibitions inside of the library.
The photographs currently on display are from Andy Gupta, a second year Masters student studying international security issues and conflict resolution. These photographs are from a trip he took to India in the summer of 2011. “My camera, which I carried throughout the trip, and the solitude that only a trek in the Himalayas can afford, allowed me to discover and experience Indian spaces in a way I hadn’t before,” he notes in the show’s description. Come take a study break in between monasteries and mountains and see for yourself.
While you’re at it, check the photos in the upstairs hallways from past eras…
Today two artists who work is featured at Tufts will be speaking on campus:
Raul Gonzalex III, whose mural “Merrily…” is on view outside the Meyer Campus Center, will be speaking from 1:30 – 2:45pm in room Aidekman 12 of the Aidekman Arts Center, and Faiza Butt, whose work is featured in the Illuminated Geographies exhibition in the Tufts University Art Gallery, will be giving an artist lecture in the Tisch Family Gallery in the Aidekman Arts Center at 4pm.
Visit the Tufts University Art Gallery’s website for more information.
Today during open block, Tufts Vietnamese Students Club hosted a making of Goi Cuon, Vietnamese summer rolls, in the campus center. Besides teaching students how to roll their own rice paper creations, the event also aimed to draw attention to the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation helping Vietnamese children in crisis. Stay tuned to your local tuftslife calendar for more interesting events around campus!
vermicelli, vegetables and pork lined the tables
(lettuce and carrots as well)
the peanut sauce was crucial/delicious
We all know them and we all (admit it) love them. Now the Tufts Community has a chance to learn about the history of the Beelzebubs in their exhibition 50 Years of Fun Through Song that is currently on display in the Remis Sculpture Court. From their beginnings in the basement of West Hall in 1962 to their performances on The Sing Off, take a look at photos, sheet music, recordings and all the information you never knew about Tufts’ oldest all-male a cappella group.
The Nave Gallery Annex is an expansion of the Nave Gallery at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church. Located in Davis Square at 53 Chester Street (to the left of Redbones), it lives inside a simple white house on the corner with a small yellow sign and a colored banner on the bushes.
Until this Friday, February 8 (the closing reception is at 6pm), the space will host “PICNIC.” The exhibition celebrates summer and all its long lost glory. The gallery’s website describes PICNIC as “A psalm to summer. A feast of heat. A babble of bright light. A fragrance of fruit. A spring to the glistening sun. A place to have a picnic.” Sounds nice, right? If you’ve a mind to stop by on your way back to or out of campus, the space will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 – 8pm.
At least 17 years old and 110 lbs?
This week, LCS will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in the Carmichael Main Hall Lounge. The drive will be taking place today and Thursday from noon to 6pm and on Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Scott Judson, '13 getting prepped
Ellis Heneghan, '13 mid-donation
Check out tuftslife for more information and to make an appointment!
Up to 3 lives saved!
The Mughal Empire may have vanished centuries ago, but the miniaturist painting style that it produced is making a comeback. The Tufts Art Gallery’s Current exhibit, Illuminated Geographies: Pakistani Miniaturist Practice in the Wake of the Global Turn (through March 31st), celebrates a modern-day resurrgence of this traditional Pakistani style. The exhibit features work from four artists trained in the field at The National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. Ambreen Butt, Faiza Butt, Murad Khan Mumtaz and Saira Wasim have taken miniaturist painting into the modern realm by combining different creative methods with current discourse, the result of which is nothing short of stunning.
The opening reception will take place this Thursday, January 24th, at 5:30pm, with a curatorial introduction to the exhibition at 6:30pm.
In today’s columns:
Features: Jacob Passy – A Bit Off – “The sights unseen”
Arts: Mae Humiston and Sara Gardner – Lets Talk About Food – “Eating for life”
Op-Ed: Walt Laws-MacDonald – Show Me The Money – “We’ll be fine…”
Sports: Brian Tan – Now Serving – “QB Chaos”
Sofia Adams for The Tufts Daily
The TCU Senate approved a project that will work on extending the pass/fail deadline to ten weeks for all students, rather than just five for upperclassmen.
The recent decision by the Committee on Student life will allow for exemptions from the nondiscrimination policy following a request procedure.
Students speak on the pros and cons of online editing resources.
Weekender: An artsy retrospective of 2012.
Editorial: The Committee on Student Life’s resolution regarding the recent Christian Fellowship derecognition that will allow proposals for departures from the nondiscrimination policy sets a dangerous precent.
In today’s Daily columns:
Features: Yuri Chang – I love you, but I hate you: “Social media binge eating”
Arts: Joe Stile – BASSic: “You can’t predict the weather”
Sports: Aaron Leibowitz – The Fan: “What’s in a name”
Op-ed: Craig Frucht – The Road to November: “On the cliff’s edge”
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