Arts+Culture

A photo portrait of Alissa Carlat Ruxin '97shows her standing in front of her restaurant, Heaven.
Fall 2018
Alissa Carlat Ruxin ’97 never thought she’d be a restaurateur and hotelier—much less one living in Rwanda. But in 2007, she launched Heaven, a “modern African” restaurant that has become a popular destination in Kigali, the capital.More
A photo shows Cheryl Finley ’86 signing books at the Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, Mass.
Fall 2018
A simple abolitionist illustration of human beings packed like cargo into the suffocating lower decks of a slave ship retains all its heart-stopping power. In Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon , art historian Cheryl Finley ’86 details the history behind the image.More
The cover of SAVING CENTRAL PARK depicts author Elizabeth Barlow Rogers leaning against a large rock outcropping in the park, with the silhouettes of skyscapers visible in the background.
Fall 2018
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers ’57, New York City’s first Central Park administrator and recipient of the 1989 Alumnae Achievement Award, has written a memoir/history of her remarkable leadership in restoring, conserving, and managing the city’s green heart.More
Announcing a New Jewish SIG
Fall 2018
This fall, a new shared identity group, the WJA—Wellesley Jewish Alumnae—made its debut, It seeks to provide connections among Jewish alumnae of any denomination. “To be a member of WJA, an alumna need only self-identify as Jewish,” says Leah Kaplan ’02, the new SIG’s interim president.More
A photo shows members of WAAD and WLAN dressed up and gathered for their annual tea in L.A.
Fall 2018
In June, Wellesley alumnae gathered in L.A for the 15th anniversary of the WAAD-WLAN annual tea, which they termed its “Quinceañera”—after the traditional celebration for a girl’s 15th birthday. WAAD is the Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent shared identity group and WLAN is the Wellesley Latina Alumnae Network.More
Heather Corbally Bryant, lecturer in the writing program
Fall 2018
Heather Corbally Bryant, lecturer in the writing program, hopes to help students put down their phones.More
Pressing Matters of Art
Fall 2018
The new printmaking studio where Phyllis McGibbon teaches boasts natural light, excellent ventilation, and a long, unbroken expanse of wall for displaying works in progress. Just as important, its proximity to new-media and other studios allows for collaboration.More
Actaeon, 1924, Paul Manship, Bronze on marble period base, 25 5/8 in. x 31 3/4 in. by 7 7/8 in., Gift of Mary White ’79
Fall 2018
After Paul Manship returned to New York from travels in Greece and Italy in 1912, he exhibited 96 cast bronzes made on his travels—and sold every single one. He was considered one of America’s preeminent sculptors in the period between the two world wars.More
A photo portrait of Nhia Solari '19
Fall 2018
In July, the College’s comprehensive campaign dedicated to the Wellesley Effect surpassed its ambitious $500 million goal, the largest ever set by a women’s college, concluding a full year ahead of schedule. Meet five members of the community who are already benefiting from that success.More
A photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shows him speaking in Memphis on the eve of his assassination.
Fall 2018
Wellesley alumnae who came of age in 1968 and the years surrounding it remember it as a time when everything was questioned—government, institutions, and their own beliefs and values.More