Arts+Culture

Jamila Wignot ’00
Summer 2020
“Tragedy seems to be the way, in this country, that we acknowledge something wrong is going on.”More
Ruth “Sue” Ballenger Bottigheimer
Summer 2020
“What you see and what you think about fairy tales has been so covered over by layers of assumptions that it takes real research to figure it out.”More
Black Girlhood Takes Flight
Summer 2020
Though this anthology’s 16 stories feature unreal beings, technologies, and powers, they’re grounded in the real historical and contemporary strength of Black people, resulting in Black girl magic that is wholly believable even as it is otherworldly.More
Survival Robot (2020), a two-story tall humanoid figure holding two colorful staffs and wearing a shift made of colorful, pieced-together shapes, surrounded by smaller colorful boxes
Summer 2020
When Associate Professor of Art David Teng-Olsen was spending two years creating Survival Robot (2020), a piece of art designed to withstand disaster, little did he know how soon it would be put to the test by a global pandemic.More
An illustration of Emily Dickinson writing on pieces of paper that turn into an ocean on which a schooner sails
Summer 2020
Back in November, long before our world was overturned, I sent an email to Dan Chiasson, Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English at Wellesley. The subject line read: “I’m Nobody.” I was writing to ask if I could audit ENG 357: The World of Emily Dickinson in the spring.More
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