Please join us for the opening celebrations for our
Fall 2018 Season
Thursday, September 6, 5:30pm

Tisch Family and Koppelman Galleries
Aidekman Arts Center / 40 Talbot Ave / Medford

Expressions Unbound features works by the foremost self-taught artists of the 20th century, including Thornton Dial, Howard Finster, Bessie Harvey, William L. Hawkins, Mary T. Smith, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, and Purvis Young, that comprise the recent and groundbreaking gift by alumnus Andrew and Linda Safran. The Safran Collection marks the first major contribution of American outsider art to the school and is the largest single-collection addition of works by African American artists to the collection. The exhibition celebrates the work of 19 artists who exemplify modes of regional art making that have long lived outside the academy but have had enormous impact on visual culture and the arts.

States of Freedom offers a transhistorical glimpse into select artistic practices, from past to present, in which the body appears fragmented, flattened, or collaged. At a moment when what constitutes the human body is under renewed scrutiny—by science, law, and political discourse—artists are readdressing the figure in ever-new and surprising ways. Arriving on the heels of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s  Frankenstein , this exhibition reminds us that the question “What is human?” has endured and will likely continue to do so for centuries to come.  States of Freedom  features work from the University’s rare book and art collections alongside sculpture, video, and paintings by contemporary artists  Derrick Adams, A.K. Burns, Kate Costello, Harry Dodge, Anna K.E., Lucy Kim, Kiki Kogelnik, Maria Lassnig, Karen Moss, Jeanine Oleson, Lorna Simpson, and Alexandria Smith .

The Tufts University Art Galleries are dedicated to supporting advanced research in the arts through exhibitions, lectures, public programs, residencies, and workshops.

Aidekman Arts Center / Medford
40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

SMFA at TUFTS / Boston
230 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

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Image: Kiki Kogelnik, Untitled (Faces) , 1980. Acrylic on canvas panel. Courtesy of the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation and Simone Subal Gallery New York, ©1980 Kiki Kogelnik Foundation. All Rights Reserved.