Arts+Culture

A water-color silhouette painting shows a young girl and her mother in profile, leaning their foreheads against one another.
Spring 2018
I was 46 when I had my one and only child, and people lost no time pinning qualifying adjectives upon my incipient momhood—ancient, old, venerable, mature—seven months before her birth.More
A head-and-shoulders portrait of Anna Kaku Nakada ’59.
Winter 2018
How is flower arranging similar to martial arts? Ask Anna Kaku Nakada ’59, who began studying both disciplines in 1990 and now teaches ikebana and holds a black belt in aikido. The common requirements are practice, patience, and above all, humility.More
The cover of Malinda Lo's novel. A Line in the Dark, shows a photograph of a hand with dark ink dripping off the fingers.
Winter 2018
Malinda Lo ’96 highlights queer women, particularly queer women of color, in her work for young adult readers. Kirkus Reviews named A Line in the Dark, her sixth novel. one of the best teen mysteries and thrillers of 2017.More
The cover of Half Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 depicts a classical statue of Perseus holding aloft head of slain Medusa.
Winter 2018
Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Wellesley, has published Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965–2016. The 700-plus page opus has been described by Publishers Weekly as “an almost overwhelming bounty, a permanent book.”More
An illustration depicts an old-fashioned pen morphing into a pattern of digital pages.
Winter 2018
Whether you call it digital scholarship, digital humanities, or blended learning, access to and the use of a range of technologies is changing scholarship and breaking down walls that separate academic disciplines.More
Marta Rainer '98 sits in a bathtub on stage surrounded by books as part of her one-woman show
Winter 2018
Actress and lecturer in theatre studies Marta Rainer’s advice on pursuing a life in theatre: “Read a lot. Keep filling your cup with things that inspire you. And try to show up for things, because sometimes the hardest thing is walking in the room and being present to the people that you want to play with.”More
Portrait of Alexandria Smith, assistant professor of studio art
Winter 2018
Alexandria Smith, assistant professor of studio art, is animated by the desire to tell more than one story, especially about people of color. “Visual art and media are critical in shaping the ways we view others,” she says.More
Photo of monks assembling a mandala out of sand in the Davis Museum.
Winter 2018
A hush pervaded one of the Davis Museum galleries as two Tibetan monks slowly etched a sand mandala pattern onto a blue cloth ground. The only sound in the room was the scritch-scritch of the…More
Photo of David Teng Olsen's mural  in the windows of the Davis courtyard.
Winter 2018
David Teng Olsen, associate professor of art at Wellesley, was tapped to create the first of a series of installations in the Davis Museum courtyard.More
Yona Levin ’18, Tashay Campbell ’18, and Anna Hunter ’19 pose by the student mailboxes in the Lulu
Winter 2018
An editorial intern at a literary agency, an intern at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and a reporter at the ABC News Beijing bureau… these are three of the students who spoke at this year’s Tanner Conference.More