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Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017

Tufts University will be the only institution in MA to host “Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947-2017,” a bold exhibition of the life’s work of one of the preeminent figures in 20th century photography. The exhibit will be held at the Tisch Library on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus, 35 Professors Row, Medford, from Oct. 6 to Nov. 5. The exhibit show is free and open to the public.

Despite Frank’s significant influence on photographers of his own and subsequent generations, there are only few exhibitions of his work. This traveling exhibition to be chiefly shown at universities and schools, seeks to remedy that. Frank’s original silver gelatin prints are today fragile objects, and most are not on public display. Galleries, museums and investors lend Frank originals only under limited conditions of display with exorbitant insurance costs, which makes organizing traditional exhibitions very difficult.

Conceived by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl, this exhibition shows Frank’s work in photos, books and films in a direct accessible manner. Frank’s images are printed on sheets of newsprint and hung on the walls or from the ceiling. Frank’s films and videos, which are so often overshadowed by his photographic work are shown on small portable “beamers”, projecting them directly onto the walls. Each exhibition is to be disposed of after display, thus circumventing the normal cycle of speculation and consumption in the art market. When the idea for this pop-up show first reached Frank in his small, crooked house in the Canadian village of Mabou, he said: “Cheap, quick, and dirty, that’s how I like it!”

“We are honored to bring this installation of Robert Frank’s extraordinary work – in photos, books and film – not only to the Tufts community, but also to the rest of New England to experience,” said Dorothy Meaney, interim director of Tisch Library.

The exhibition at Tufts University is made possible by the generous support of Tufts alumnus Steve Tisch, and the Steve Tisch Foundation, Steidl, and the Richard Ehrlich Family Foundation.

The exhibition hours are 10a.m. to 11:30p.m. The installation is located in Tisch Library on the main level; the Tower Café; the level 1 main stairwell; and the level 2 & 3 stairwells.

The exhibition’s next venues will be the Houston Center for Photography (December 9, 2017-January 5, 2018) and Blue Sky Gallery, Portland (January 5-February 25, 2018), before continuing to visit about 30 further cities around the globe. Previous venues include the Art Institute of Chicago (12.5.-26.5.17), the Tokyo University of the Arts (10.11.-24.11.16), Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte, Appenzell, Switzerland (15.5.-30.10.16), and NYU/Tisch School of the Arts (29.1.-11.2.16).

 

 

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About Tufts University

 

Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, MA, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university’s schools is widely encouraged.

 

 



When: Oct 22, 2017 10am in Medford, MA

IBGC & CIERP present: "Energy Policy: Should Costs be Hidden?"

Join us for a spirited dialogue presented by…  “Energy Policy: Should Costs Be Hidden?”       Ed Muller Rtd. Vice Chairman, NRG Energy      _____________________________     Monday, October 23rd, 2017      12:30pm   M200    Fletcher School __________________________________      For more information, contact Tanya Halvorsen (tanya.halvorsen@tufts.edu)      _______________________________  The United States and other nations are seeking to address emissions of carbon dioxide through various energy policies. Given a choice of acting directly, such as imposing taxes on the use of fossil fuels, and acting indirectly, such as through subsidies for renewables, governments have chosen to act indirectly. Is this a good choice and what are the downsides of acting indirectly?    _______________________________ BACKGROUND  Edward Muller is the retired vice chairman of NRG Energy, Inc., a competitive energy company that produces and sells electricity in the United States. Prior to the merger in 2012 of GenOn Energy Inc. and NRG, he was chairman and chief executive of GenOn which produced and sold electricity in the United States. Before the formation of GenOn through the merger in 2010 of Mirant Corporation and RRI Energy, he was chairman and chief executive of Mirant Corporation. During his tenure, Mirant also produced and sold electricity in Curacao, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Philippines and Trinidad. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy, the wholly owned global power subsidiary of Edison International, which during his tenure had major activities in Australia, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.    Prior to joining Edison Mission, Muller was vice president, chief financial officer, general counsel and secretary of Whittaker Corp., a Los Angeles-based conglomerate with activities in aerospace, chemicals, healthcare and metals. From 1991 to 1993, in addition to his duties at Whittaker, he was also vice president, general counsel and secretary of BioWhittaker, Inc., a Maryland-based biotechnology firm spun off by Whittaker.    Muller is a director of AeroVironment, Inc., a producer of unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems, and of Transocean Ltd., an offshore oil and gas driller. He previously has been a director of  Contact Energy, Ltd., a New Zealand electric company; Edison Mission Energy; Interval, Inc., a provider of Internet-based tools for automotive retailers; GenOn Energy Inc.; Mirant Corporation; NRG Energy, Inc., Oasis Residential, Inc., an apartment REIT; Ormat Technologies, Inc., a developer, builder, owner and operator of geothermal power plants; RealEnergy, Inc., a developer, owner and operator of on-site generation for commercial office buildings; RigNet Inc., a provider of information and communication services for drilling rigs; Strategic Data Corp., an Internet personalization and datamining firm; The Keith Companies, Inc, an engineering firm; and Whittaker Corp.                    He is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Riverview School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy, and previously was Chairman of the U.S.-Philippines Business Committee and Co-Chairman of the International Energy Development Council. Muller received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and law degree from the Yale Law School.  ********************************

When: Oct 23, 2017 12:30PM in Medford, MA

Willie J Laws Band - "The Last Prophet of the Funky Texas Blues"

With Mario Perret!

When: Oct 23, 2017 9:30PM in Medford, MA

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Medford Massachusetts was settled in 1695 and became a city in 1892. Located just northwest of Boston, Medford is a very desirable place to live. Search local Medford homes for sale to find your next dream home and join the Medford community.

The economic history was based on the ship building trade in colonial times. Ship building was begun by Thatcher Magoun who used lumber harvested from the Fells and New Hampshire which arrived via the Middlesex Canal. After the ship building industry reached its decline printed cloth and carpets, linseed oil as well as rum and hats became the major products in Medford as did education with the founding of Tufts University in 1852. Because of its industrial prosperity Medford doubled its population every 20 years from 1870 to 1910.

To this day Medford is a well populated city in a very convenient location filled with many suburban neighborhoods. However it still retains a rich architectural heritage containing many historic sites which include monuments and houses-some of which date back the 17th century.