Arts+Culture

Charlotte Newman ’04
Spring 2020
A forward-thinking collector, Charlotte Newman ’04 is keenly attuned to supporting the development of young, emerging artists and takes her role in the art world seriously.More
An audience gathered in the College Club for an Authors on Stage event.
Spring 2020
Since the Authors on Stage program began in 1981, 249 presenting authors—biographers, memoirists, cookbook gurus, essayists, journalists, novelists, and poets—have discussed the genesis of their work while engaging in repartee with audience members.More
A young woman poses for the camera pointing with one hand while holding up a corner of her skirt in a kind of curtsy with the other
Spring 2020
The Davis Museum spring exhibition Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday put forth 123 anonymous snapshot photographs from the early 20th century that remind us of ways that we are alike—while also interrupting our assumptions about the past.More
The cover of "The Day I Saw Willie Mays and Other Poems"  contains three images: a childhood photo of Ellen Jaffe '66, a box of Cracker Jack, and a girl's open diary with a pen resting on it.
Spring 2020
Refelcting on her career, poet Ellen Jaffe ’66 says part of a writer’s job is to “experience uncertainties and difficulties (personal and in the wider world) and then find words and images to write about them with empathy and precision.”More
The cover image of Hell and Other Destinations is a close-in, black-and-white head shot of Secretary Albright
Spring 2020
Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, who has lived a life of global scope at warp speed. Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir covers her life after the U.S. State Department, where she served as secretary of state from 1997 to 2001.More
The cover of The Escape Artist displays an out-of-focus photo of a young girl leaping through a grassy field.
Spring 2020
Writing memoir is a messy business, and no one knows this better than Helen Fremont ’78. Fremont’s book The Escape Artist serves as a sequel of sorts to her memoir After Long Silence , published in 1999.More
Flames engulf Notre-Dame
Spring 2020
For me, the best of what these “ancients” left us keeps building on a shared sense of wonder, meaning, and identity. They elicit a sense of reverence, enriching us generation after generation.More
An illustration of women sitting around a conference table, talking and laughing, holding index cards and jotting notes
Spring 2020
In this era of “peak TV,” as critics have dubbed it, Wellesley writers have been drawn to the industry, and a growing number of them are penning the episodes of your favorite shows.More
A head and shoulders photo of Cecilia Conrad ’76
Winter 2020
As managing director at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Cecilia Conrad ’76 heads up the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program, which distributes so-called “genius grants.”More
A photo portrait shows Betsy Palmer Eldridge  with her chin propped on a pile of antique books.
Winter 2020
Elisabeth “Betsy” Palmer Eldridge ’59 found her passion when she walked into the Book Arts Lab in Clapp Library.More