Arts+Culture

A photo collage around the words "Home School" contains rocks and fatehrs, crayons, leaves, and child-size scissors.
Fall 2018
On a recent morning, I walked into my living room at 9 a.m. as I always do, ready to start the day, only to find that my three children had already started “school” without me. My oldest child, a 9-year-old boy, had dragged a small chalkboard easel up from the basement and was demonstrating simple addition and multiplication problems to his 6-year-old brother and 4-year-old sister, who sat on little chairs behind a child-sized table. I sat down on the couch, dumbfounded.More
Portrait of Elena Creef
Summer 2018
Elena Tajima Creef describes her work as “Asian American/African-American/Native American and Latino/a studies mixed in one big theoretical, critical, historical pot with cultural studies, feminist theory, and critical race studies.”More
A photo shows Head of a Goddess, a Greek (Attic), 5th century b.c.e., sculpture, in the Davis Museum collection.
Summer 2018
The Davis Museum recently explored the concept of fragmentation in the exhibition Fragment: A Museum’s Mid-Century Legacy . The show included not only Greek sculpture but also Egyptian figurines, African masks, and Baroque German sculpture.More
A head-and-shoulders portrait of Cameran Lougy Mason '84.
Summer 2018
After a decade at Wellesley, Cameran Lougy Mason ’84, vice president of Resources, has left the College to become the chief development officer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Mason led the planning and execution of Wellesley’s Campaign to advance the Wellesley Effect, which hit its $500 million goal a full year ahead of schedule.More
A photo taken during the production of "Decisions" shows two student actresses sitting back-to-back on a dimly lit stage.
Summer 2018
For her final production after 28 years, Director of Theatre Nora Hussey worked with student actors and co-director and co-creator Lois Roach to mount an original one-act play, Decisions.More
The cover of Dana Mele's novel, People Like Us, shows four girls' school uniforms, with navy blazers, plaid skirts, and red ties. The tie on one of the uniforms is askew.
Summer 2018
From the opening scene in the satisfying young adult thriller People Like Us, the reader is in for an exciting and eerie read: A spirited, traditional skinny dip on Halloween night abruptly turns sinister…More
An image shows the type-only cover of Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Korbel Albright '59.
Summer 2018
“Of all the unanswered questions of our time, perhaps the most important is: ‘What is Fascism?’” wrote British journalist George Orwell in 1944. At that time, a young girl was living in exile in London, having fled the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia with her parents. In her new book, Fascism: A Warning , that girl, Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, takes up Orwell’s question anew.More
The cover image of Listen to the Land depicts a lush Southern woodland garden with green trees, orange and blue flowers, and a small stream.
Spring 2018
New books by Wellesley authorsMore
An image of the cover of Not Elegy But Eros shows an impressionistic painting of a seaside landscape in a brilliant red sunset.
Spring 2018
Nausheen Eusuf ’02 grapples with grief in her debut collection of poems, Not Elegy, But Eros. Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Eusuf majored in computer science at Wellesley, but is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Boston University.More
An image of the cover of The Wedding Date shows an African-American female head and a white male head in silhouette.
Spring 2018
When Alexa Monroe gets stuck in an elevator on the way to celebrate her older sister’s promotion, she doesn’t expect to end up as the girlfriend of Drew Nichols, who’s stuck there with her.More