Granoff Music Center at Tufts University 20 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA02155 The Granoff Music Center at Tufts University is based on Talbot Avenue and is the home to the Tufts Music Department.…More The location offers various facilities for students and also holds numerous events and concerts annually, including the Tufts Community Music Program for children and adults. Some events include concerts, guest performances, children's concerts, workshops and more. The location offers classrooms, practice rooms and rehearsal spaces, as well as a 300-seat recital hall, box office, faculty offices, a computer lab, storage room, acoustically sealed classrooms and more. The facilities can be rented for events and other occasions, including for companies, ensembles, individuals, Tufts alumni, or other groups. Check the main site for a full schedule of upcoming events or for information on tickets or the facility.
Tufts University Fletcher School 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA02155 Tufts University Fletcher School is a graduate school of international affairs established more than 80 years ago.…More Degrees offered include master's of arts in law and diplomacy, master's of international business and master's of law in international laws. In addition, a Ph.D. is available for international relations.
When Charles Tufts donated the land around Walnut Hill in 1852, he envisioned a "Light on the Hill." A century and a…More half later, his vision seems to have come to fruition, as those few windswept acres now hold one of the nation's premier universities. With 10 schools ranging from the undergraduate college to the prestigious Fletcher School of International Relations, Tufts has certainly flourished from its humble roots.
Though famous for its elite international-relations program, Tufts is more than esoteric foreign languages and future diplomats. Tufts holds several championship titles across its division, NESCAC. Its on-campus dining facility is ranked among the top three in the nation (usually losing out only to culinary schools), and its study-abroad program is consistently ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Community resources: The university also offers many perks for area residents. Their Tufts Neighbors web page includes a calendar of arts, culture, and sports events, as well as lectures, that are all open to the public. They've made room on their campus for a public community garden, a playground, and the Tufts Playing Field park. Students volunteer in the community, and each year school staff donate to the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund, which supports programs in their host towns of Somerville, Medford, Grafton and Boston's Chinatown. Residents may use the school's library resources on site (but books may not be checked out). And watch for Community Day each fall. At this on-campus festival, residents are treated to live music and dance as well as school tours and good eats.
Fun fact: After a generous donation from P.T. Barnum early in the school's life, Jumbo the elephant (allegedly Dumbo's friend) became Tufts' mascot, and his visage can be found all over the hilly campus.
Tufts University Art Gallery @ Aidekman Arts Center 40 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA02155 Located on Tufts' campus within the Aidekman Arts Center, the University Art Gallery has free admission and parking.…More Inside, the gallery occupies multiple floors and though several rooms. Guests can meander through the gallery and out into the outdoor sculpture garden. While student artists are sometimes featured, this gallery mostly exhibits major works and artists through seasonal showings. This is a quiet, calm space.