Arts+Culture

A black-and-white photo portrait shows Wendy Chen '14 in a tight close-up.
Winter 2019
Being a storyteller comes naturally to Wendy Chen ’14, who grew up hearing her grandparents’ stories of the past and of traditional Chinese myths. Telling those stories—of family, history, culture, identity—is exactly what she does through her poetry.More
A photo portrait of Sabriya Fisher, Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Winter 2019
Sabriya Fisher joined Wellesley’s Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences this fall. She’s already secured a spot for the College’s first sociolinguistics lab in Clapp Library to gather a database of New England speech to inform research in language variation and change.More
Two students wearing hijabs (head scarves) enjoy food at the Al-Muslimat 30th anniversary celebration.
Winter 2019
Al-Muslimat (“the Muslim women,” or ALM) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as a vibrant organization that serves students from many different cultural backgrounds, countries, and religious traditions—comprising roughly 6 percent of the student body.More
"Self-Portrait" a photogram image created by Rosa Rolando circa 1930, includes a drawing of a woman crying a single tear, amid silhouettes of a crouching deer, a shell, a moth, and a ruler.
Winter 2019
The Davis Museum has acquired 40 photographs by Rosa Rolanda (1895–1970), part of the collection of Adriana Eller Williams ’55, a friend of the artist. A selection of these are featured in the exhibition, Art_Latin_America , a survey of more than 150 works by 100 artists that opened at the museum in February.More
A photo shows five student actors reading student playwrights' work.
Winter 2019
An ambitious new experiment in collaboration took place in the theatre department this winter: The Wellesley College Theatre Studies Showcase featured students from multiple courses, from acting and playwriting to scenic design and stand-up comedy.More
A group of young alums sitting around a table hold up their copies of "Little Fires Everywhere"
Winter 2019
Hadley Chase ’15 and Gabi Vesey ’18 of the Washington Wellesley Club say that there’s no substitute for reaching out to alums directly, and when they show up, letting them know that you value their presence.More
The cover of "Island Hopping" shows a seaside living room open to the sun and air, filled with casual furniture and a wicker swing.
Winter 2019
Amanda Redd Lindroth ’84, an interior designer based in the Bahamas, has published her first, lavishly illustrated book, Island Hopping, which showcases island lifestyles and casual interior design.More
The cover of Before She Sleeps shows a image of large, looming, futuristic trees made from metal.
Winter 2019
Before She Sleeps , the second novel by Bina Shah ’93 to be published in the United States, has drawn comparisons to the contemporary dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale.More
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