Arts & Culture

An engraving of a winged Lucifer falling off a mountain. Miranda Phaal, A18, discovered an acrostic in John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” that had gone unnoticed for more than 300 years.
September 11, 2019 Large Image
Miranda Phaal, A18, discovered an acrostic in John Milton’s classic that had gone unnoticed for more than 300 years

It’s not every day that an undergraduate makes a significant discovery about one of the most famous poems in English literature, but Miranda Phaal...

Katrina Moore stands smiling with her hands joined. With Homecoming Weekend festivities and a semester-long exhibit, Tufts’ Africana Center commemorates fifty years of serving students of African descent
August 29, 2019 Large Image
With Homecoming Weekend festivities and a semester-long exhibit, the university’s Africana Center commemorates fifty years of serving students of African descent

In 1969, campuses across the United States were roiled by protests, and Tufts was no different. Opposition to the Vietnam War led to boycotts of...

A red-haired man conducting a music group of young children. Layth Sidiq taught music to refugee Syrian children in Lebanon this May.
August 20, 2019 Large Image
In Lebanon, Layth Sidiq taught not just melodies but musical traditions to young students

Studying how to play the violin as a child growing up in Jordan, Layth Sidiq picked up more than bowing practices and sight reading. “I learned so...

detail of a drawing of a woman hauling a balloon of tools
July 30, 2019 Video
The SMFA’s Ethan Murrow created a monumental drawing installation dedicated to industrial workers. Then it was painted over.

After taking more than 900 hours—and using more than 1,000 black Sharpie pens—to create his latest art exhibition, Ethan Murrow seemed quite calm...

Notre-Dame Cathedral, with scaffolding for repairs to the roof. Art and architecture historian Christina Maranci talks about the restoration of Notre-Dame and other beloved cathedrals in need of attention.
July 16, 2019 Large Image
Careful and sensitive restoration of sacred monuments is critical, says Tufts art historian

When the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris was...

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