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The Public Art workstream released its final report in February 2021.
The Public Art workstream approached its work through the Public Art Committee (PAC), which was formed last year as part of the decision to remove the murals from Alumnae Lounge. The committee was charged with thinking critically about whose history and images are displayed throughout our campuses.
Charge and Approach:
The PAC embarked on a Public Art Audit that considered the impact of artwork in our public spaces. The objective of this initiative was to ensure that our public spaces reflect present values of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it conveys the rich history of Tufts University. Decisions made by the Public Art Committee and therefore any proposed action(s) by the committee ensured transparency in process, narrative, and representation. We approached this by:
Marty Ray, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator, Tufts University Art Galleries
The public art committee is made up of the following individuals:
In addition, we had representation from Alison LaRosa, Associate Director of Donor Relations at the School of Medicine and Nancy Meyer, Library Assistant at the Cummings School, who represented the work happening within committees focusing on this work in their own schools.