Arts+Culture

A photo portrait of Paul Fisher
Fall 2022
Professor of American Studies Paul Fisher has spent the last decade in the company of artist John Singer Sargent and his circle. His new biography, The Grand Affair: John Singer Sargent in His World , was just published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.More
The cover of Jet magazine from Sept. 15, 1955
Fall 2022
Through the efforts of Brenna Greer, associate professor of history, and Ruth Rogers, curator of special collections, the College has acquired a significant collection of 1950s Jet magazines covering the murder of Emmett Till and its aftermath.More
The cover of Mother Daughter Traitor Spy shows a painting of a woman in a black hat and black dress, her face partially hidden.
Fall 2022
In Mother Daughter Traitor Spy , the first stand-alone novel from Susan Elia MacNeal ’91, author of the bestselling Maggie Hope series, readers get a cracking-good spy story told from a new perspective.More
The cover of Good Grief depicts portraits of a pet bird, gerbil, cat, tortoise, fish and dog, each in a gold frame.
Fall 2022
Anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet will find comfort in Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter by E.B. Bartels ’10.More
A photo of Kathryn Bishop holding her Order of the British Empire medal
Summer 2022
Kathryn Bishop ’79 has held many titles in her life: program director, university fellow, board chair, published author. This spring, she added a new one to the list: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, an honor that makes her Kathryn Bishop CBE.More
A photo of the almost life-size papier-mâché anatomical model of a woman.
Summer 2022
Among the hundreds of objects that were rediscovered during the recent move out of Sage Hall, the most remarkable is the almost life-size papier-mâché anatomical model of a woman made in 1928 by Maison Auzoux, a firm founded by French surgeon Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux.More
A portrait of Jeri Lynne Johnson '93
Summer 2022
Jeri Lynne Johnson ’93, a conductor and the founding artistic director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia, knew what she wanted to be from age 7, when she attended her first orchestra concert.More
A photo of two 1945 alums holding up their hoops after the race. The winner has a bridal veil attached to her mortar board.
Summer 2022
Speed, drama, loyalty, pride, camaraderie—Hooprolling has it all. In its nearly 130-year history, the race has become, as President Paula Johnson put it, iconic.More
The cover of Warming Up Julia Child depicts the chef preparing a dish as another chef looks on.
Summer 2022
Warming Up Julia Child: The Remarkable Figures Who Shaped a Legend takes a refreshing approach to the woman who, dish by dish, became one of the most esteemed and industry-shaping home cooks in the American…More
The cover of The People's Painter is a stylized illustration of Ben Shahn at work on a painting of a dove.
Spring 2022
The People’s Painter , a picture book for young readers by Cynthia Yenkin Levinson ’67, tells the story of artist Ben Shahn and how he grew into his purpose of depicting injustice and activism.More