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Tufts names new director of art galleries

Dina Deitsch, new director and chief curator of Tufts University art galleries.

Dina Deitsch, new director and chief curator of Tufts University art galleries.

Tufts University has chosen Dina Deitsch as its new director and chief curator of university art galleries, a post that oversees not only operations at the Tufts University Art Gallery on the Medford/Somerville campus but also the exhibition spaces at the Boston campus of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA at Tufts).

Deitsch, a former faculty member of the SMFA at Tufts, previously was the interim director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard, and before that the curator of contemporary art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln. (The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts last week named Dan Byers, the senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, as its new director.)

Said Deitsch: “I am thrilled to join Tufts and the SMFA at this unprecedented moment. Merging the two galleries in Medford and Boston, each with their own extensive histories of powerful programming, presents an opportunity to rethink the ways in which the university gallery, as a form, can operate in and beyond the campus. I look forward to working with faculty, students, and the administrations here and at the Museum of Fine Arts — as well as the Boston community at large — in deepening and strengthening the presence of art throughout the entirety of Tufts University campuses.”

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