Arts+Culture

Professor Frank Bidart in the classroom.
Spring 2018
Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016 . The jury called the book “a volume of…More
Professor Fran Malino
Spring 2018
Professor Fran Malino has published dozens of articles and multiple books—in English and French—about Jews living in medieval Spain, the lands of Islam, France, and Europe. This spring, the program she built from the ground up as Wellesley’s inaugural chair in Jewish Studies celebrates its 30th anniversary.More
¡Cesen Deportación! (Stop Deportation!), 1973, By Rupert García, Screen print, 18 11/16 in by 25 1/8 in
Spring 2018
Protest art demands a hearing. While other forms of art may unfold their meanings quietly, political posters shout their messages from atop banners and signposts.More
Past presidents and a founder of Ethos: Dominique Hazzard '12, Shukri Abdi '01, Debby Saintil Previna '96, Alyce Jones Lee '81, Jill Willis '73, and Francille Rusan Wilson '69.
Spring 2018
Born during the tumultuous Civil Rights era, Ethos is a source of inspiration, support, and comfort for black students on campus. As Ethos turns 50, its former leaders reflect on what the organization meant to them.More
A photo portrait of filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain '82
Spring 2018
From a brick-walled studio in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, Tracy Heather Strain and her husband run their independent film company, the Film Posse.More
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas 2012, wearing her signature white hat, stands in front of a Wellesley banner.
Spring 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, class of 1912, is posthumously serving as the backbone of a new national movement led by students that is breathing life into the nation’s gun control conversation. It’s a role she likely would have embraced.More
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