Building Robust & Inclusive Democracy

Art & Activism

At Tisch College we are partnering with artists of all mediums to explore the connections between art, activism and social justice.

reSentencing Collection at Tufts Archival Research Center

The archives of the reSentencing journal, are now available for research at the Tufts Archival Research Center. The journal, a project of the Tufts University Prison Initiative of the Tisch College of Civic Life (TUPIT) was published in 2022, contains 150 stories, poems, essays, photographs, artworks, and letters created by people across the country impacted by the prison system. reSentencing was the focus of an art exhibit in Barnum Hall in spring 2023.

Barnum Art Show with students looking at paintings

reSentencing Art Exhibit

This exhibition, currently on display, showcases a selection of poetry, stories, essays, and visual art from reSentencing, a nationwide literary and arts journal founded at Tufts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tisch College of Civic Life. 

Learn more about reSentencing 

Moving Towards Our North Star

This exhibit, on display in fall 2022, featured artwork by the Tufts community, including students, staff, faculty, and community members. The art relates to the theme of multiracial democracy or portrays the artist’s expression of their own North Star, whether that be what guides them, what inspires them, or what holds them accountable as they navigate the world and advance the common good.

Learn about the Exhibit

Artwork on the wall of Barnum Hall Lobby, the first is a painting of a young black man in a graduation gown holding a bouquet of flowers