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Exhibition Opening: re:imagining collections
Tuesday, January 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Tufts University Art Galleries opens the exhibition “re:imagining collections,” in which five artists reconsider and readdress Tufts’ collection of relatively understudied antiquities from the Americas and the Mediterranean. The collection includes some 200 objects that date from the fifth century BCE to the seventh century CE, including early Greco-Roman ceramics and stone carvings, and a trove of pre-Columbian vessels, jewelry and textiles.
Each artist in this exhibition — Ali Cherri, Nicole Cherubini, Lily Cox-Richard, NIC Kay, and SANGREE — has developed new installations and performances based on or inspired by the collection. They bring these earlier works into dialogue with 21st-century concerns around the artists’ own histories and narratives.
The exhibition will be on view through April 23; gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, and will feature a performance by artist and choreographer NIC Kay.