The Acorn Man statue on the Tufts University campus

Advancing the Arts & Humanities

The excellence of the Tufts’ liberal arts experience reflects a commitment to nurturing the imagination through the arts and to critical thinking through rigorous open-ended inquiry in the humanities. Together, these opportunities shape self-confident, insightful, and brave leaders for a rapidly changing and interconnected world.

  • Starting in the fall of 2019, scholars from around the world will explore past and present meanings of family and kinship in a year-long seminar led by Tufts University and supported by the Mellon Foundation through its Sawyer Seminar program.
A student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) walks down the staircase.
Students establish their own perspective through diverse academic and material studies in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA) combined degree program.
Jessica Angeles, A21
Jessica Angeles works with Bridge to Liberal Arts Success at Tufts (BLAST) students in their first year, helping to strengthen and expand the community for first-generation students.
Professor Jayanthi Mistry stands in a hallway with students in the background.
In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, Jayanthi Mistry strives to deepen her students’ understanding of the “multiple and diverse realities of the human experience.”