Arts+Culture

A head and shoulders photo of Cecilia Conrad ’76
Winter 2020
As managing director at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Cecilia Conrad ’76 heads up the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program, which distributes so-called “genius grants.”More
A photo portrait shows Betsy Palmer Eldridge  with her chin propped on a pile of antique books.
Winter 2020
Elisabeth “Betsy” Palmer Eldridge ’59 found her passion when she walked into the Book Arts Lab in Clapp Library.More
The cover of Apple/Tree : Writers on their Parents consists of black and white type against a red background.
Winter 2020
In “The Feeding Gene,” an essay by Karen Grigsby Bates ’73 in the collection Apple, Tree describes her memories of her family’s powerful need to feed others, including strangers.More
The cover of Dune Song by Anissa Bouziane depicts the closed door of a Moroccan house.
Winter 2020
Dune Song , the debut novel by Anissa Bouziane ’87, shares the spiritual and physical journey of Jeehan Nathaar, a Moroccan-American Muslim woman who seeks healing and affirmation after witnessing the 9/11 attacks.More
The cover of Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman '92 consists of type superimposed over a map of Tokyo
Winter 2020
A quick visit to Tokyo leaves an impression of speed, density, and efficiency. But years of wandering down its endless streets complicate this vision, offering a more heterogeneous version of place.More
Portrait of Professor Rebecca Bedell
Winter 2020
Rebecca Bedell’s most recent book is Moved to Tears: Rethinking the Art of the Sentimental in the United States (Princeton). In it, she aims to uproot what she terms “the still tenacious modernist prejudice against sentimental art.”More
Inward Longing, a large square composition that features an array of trapezoids, in deep pinks and bright reds, that converge, but remain just out of alignment, to articulate a small, bright white square at the center of the canvas.
Winter 2020
Deceptively simple in its flat planes of acrylic paint and simple geometry, Elaine Lustig Cohen’s painting Inward Longing masterfully confounds the stability of the square canvas with a dynamic and vibrant composition that achieves a sense of movement.More
A black-and-white photograph of parts of an unspooled cassette tape and recording devices sitting on top of an image of pigeons, with dramatic shadows cast by the devices
Winter 2020
Acclaimed photographer Olivia Hood Parker ’63 draws inspiration from plunging into unknown territory. Her photographs speak of strange and wonderful juxtapositions, invented worlds, and moments of transition.More
A photo portrait of philosophy professor Ifeanyi Menkiti
Fall 2019
Ifeanyi Menkiti, professor emeritus of philosophy, died on June 16. He liked to recall the old saying that philosophers bake no bread, but only to smile and disagree with it. He believed that philosophers could bake bread and should: that philosophical thinking should make a difference to everyone.More
A photo portrait of Luther "Terry" Tyler
Fall 2019
Luther T. Tyler—“Terry” to his friends and colleagues—died on July 24, after a long period of illness. Terry joined the English department in 1978, where he was a Pinanski Prize-winning teacher and a treasured colleague.More