Arts+Culture

A photo portrait of Beth Matusoff Merfish '05
Spring 2021
Beth Matusoff Merfosh ’05 is an associate professor of art history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Beth’s career has focused on amplifying marginalized voices in art.More
A photo portrait of May Ha Duong '00
Spring 2021
May Hong HaDuong ’00, director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, is the first woman and person of color to direct the world’s largest university-held collection of motion pictures and broadcast programming in the United States.More
The cover of Laxmi's Mooch is an illustration of a smiling Indian-American who has hair on her upper lip.
Spring 2021
Shelly Anand ’08 has written a children’s book about a little Indian American girl who becomes aware of her upper-lip hair (her mooch).More
The cover of When Harry Met Minnie is a photo of two bull terriers together on a bench in New York City.
Spring 2021
A chance meeting at the Union Square farmers market in New York City sets in motion a series of new relationships for Martha Teichner ’69 and her bull terrier, Minnie. As we get older, it can be difficult to form new friendships, but dogs somehow make it easier.More
The cover of The Woman Who Raised a the Buddha is an illustration of a woman's face concealed among leaves and vines.
Spring 2021
What was the Buddha’s mother like, and why have the details of her life been largely lost to history? Her legacy is vital for a new generation of Buddhist women, both ordained and laity, who seek her strength and wisdom.More
A photo portrait of Vanita Datta, French professor
Spring 2021
French Professor Venita Datta can’t visit Paris right now, but if she could, she would take you, and her students, on a tour of her Paris, starting in the 16th arrondissement, where she rented rooms as a graduate student.More
[a] photo of a statue of Elaine, the Lady of Shalott.
Spring 2021
Reports from around campusMore
Electric Prisms is a brightly colored abstract oil on canvas.
Spring 2021
Electric Prisms , created in 1913 by Sonia Delaunay-Terk, captures the sparkling energy of French culture just before the devastating years of World War I.More
An illustration shows an ostrich with its head buried in a book
Spring 2021
The recently launched online Wellesley College Alumnae Book Club—1,812 strong at this writing—kicked off with The Other Americans by Laila Lalami, chosen to align with the College’s common read for the first-year class.More
Hands hold a bunch of fresh okra
Spring 2021
We all have foods—whether sweet or savory, spicy or mild—that are the culinary equivalent of a warm hug. The recipes here come from five alums who return to these foods over and over, at the request of family and friends, or just to please themselves.More