#tbt From the 1984-85 SMFA viewbook.
Way to go SMFA Admissions! ♻️ #Repost @greentufts (@get_repost) ・・・ Congratulations to the @smfaattufts Office of Admissions for getting Green Office Certified at the Bronze level! Thanks for helping us build a more sustainable @tuftsuniversity!
SMFA students painted umbrellas for the new outdoor cafe at @mfaboston ☂️
A beautiful painting by SMFA alumnus Joseph Lindon Smith, a close friend of Isabella Stewart Gardner, is on view at the nearby @gardnermuseum! #Repost @gardnermuseum (@get_repost) ・・・ This colorful depiction of a lively Chinese theater is the masterful work of American artist Joseph Lindon Smith. Educated down the street from the Gardner Museum at @smfaattufts (the School of the Museum of Fine Arts), Smith was another Bostonian with a passion for travel. Smith and Isabella Stewart Gardner met on one such excursion to Venice, sparking a lifelong friendship and artistic partnership. Image: Joseph Lindon Smith, A Theater in Mukden, Manchuria, 1910, oil on canvas.
Cassandra Klos, BFA '14, used her Traveling Fellowship to develop her project Mars on Earth. ALUMNI - Applications are open and due July 1! Don't miss out on this great opportunity, APPLY at smfa.edu/TF-Application-Process (Image courtesy of Cassandra Klos) - - On her traveling fellowship experience: I proposed to go to Houston in order to develop my photography project Mars On Earth, which documents Mars simulation environments around the globe. I am interested in the technological and human aspects that affect space exploration, and especially how those aspects impact the natural environment. I intended to photograph the participants' daily life and their relationship to the program. I was also able to participate in a rotation at the Mars Desert Research station in Utah. I think [the Traveling Fellowship] allows artists to witness what their artistic practice is about through an extended period of time, which is otherwise difficult for artists who lack the ability to work in such an expansive and costly way. - Cassandra Klos
Congratulations to SMFA MFA alum #AzitaMoradkhani !! #Repost @youngmastersartprize (@get_repost) ・・・ Iranian artist #AzitaMoradkhani has been announced as the winner of the #YoungMastersArtPrize and inaugural #YoungMastersEmergingWomanArtPrize, both generously supported by Dr Chris Blatchley. Moradkhani was chosen from a shortlist of 18 international artists for her delicately crafted #drawings. The female body is central to her work and she uses beauty as her weapon to address complex socio-political issues. Her use of traditional techniques, skill and delicacy connect her work aesthetically to the art of the past. Chair of the judges, art historian #GodfreyBarker, comments: ‘The Young Masters Art Prize is a snapshot of contemporary art now. It had a huge number of entries from 55 countries, a vast majority of those from young or emerging artists. Two things we have never seen before: the prize has been overwhelmed by women (two thirds of the entries) and all nine of the awards have been given to women. Clearly this prize is now at the cutting edge, with an international emphasis that includes North America, Africa, the Middle East and the Islamic world.’ Artwork: Not Too Far Away (Victorious Secrets), 2016 Coloured Pencils on Paper 12 × 17 in 30.5 × 43.3 cm
What a beautiful summer day for a walk through the Fens. 🌞
Laura Beth Reese, MFA '13, used her 2016 Traveling Fellowship to pursue a photography project in Iowa, documenting her biological family and daily life in the Midwest. Applications for Traveling Fellowships are open to all SMFA alumni and are due July 1. APPLY at smfa.edu/TF-Application-Process (Image courtesy of Laura Beth Reese) - - On her traveling fellowship: I photographed a lot of things that I thought of as very America. I went to rodeos, fairs, derbies, and carnivals. These were experiences that I would have had growing up in Iowa with my biological family. My project dealt with the fantasy of living in a place, what I wanted that place to be, or what I thought it was. - Laura Beth Reese
#tbt to May 1913 at SMFA
Alumni! Traveling Fellowship applications are open. 10 $10,000 awards to travel abroad for artistic practice. Head to smfa.edu/TF-Application-Process Deadline July 1st. Image: Georgie Friedman '08 in Antarctica.