Arts+Culture

A photo of John Rhodes
Summer 2021
John Rhodes, senior lecturer emeritus of art history, died on March 21. For 28 years, from 1982 to 2010, John was a distinguished instructor in the art department and in the writing program. He was a co-author of an authoritative book on Wellesley’s landscape and architecture, published by the College in 2000.More
A photo portrait of Stephanie Christie '00
Summer 2021
Stephanie Christie ’00 enjoys building community and brands, which inspired her to launch WellesleyMade.com, an online directory that showcases the talented artists, makers, and entrepreneurs among Wellesley alums.More
The cover of "The Hollywood Spy" is a painting of a woman in a 1940s' evening gown, looking toward LA at night.
Summer 2021
Susan Elia MacNeal ’91, no stranger to spycraft, has published her 10th Maggie Hope mystery.More
The cover of Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira ’95 is a painting of a young woman in a ball gown atop a cake decorated with pink flamingos.
Summer 2021
At first glance, Once Upon a Quinceañera , the debut novel by Monica Gomez-Hira ’95, looks like a youthful summer romance. Don’t believe it.More
A piece of art by Barbara Page '66 is a pictogram depicting a rose and a bird on 3-by-5-inch library checkout card for the book "A Secret Garden."
Summer 2021
Book Marks: An Artist’s Card Catalog, an art book by Barbara Page ’66, kept our reviewer up into the night reading.More
The author's grandmother stands outside her house in Vermont.
Summer 2021
The magazine’s student assistant, Grace Ramsdell ’22, reflects on her pandemic-disrupted junior year, split between her grandmother’s home in Vermont and Claflin Hall.More
Karen Miranda Rivadeneira’s ‘Mom healing me from my fear of iguanas by taking me to the park and feeding them every weekend.' A young woman in a pink dress stands beside a large tree in a park with her eyes closed as an older woman crouching beside her feeds iguanas pieces of bananas
Summer 2021
Sandra Riaño ’21 interviews curator and writer Elizabeth Ferrer ’80 about her work to fight the invisibility of Latinx photographers in the art world.More
A photo shows a gorgeous rainbow arching above campus.
Summer 2021
On a rainy Sunday in May, the clouds parted at sunset long enough for a gorgeous rainbow to arch above campus.More
A photo of the handmade artist's book, Mending the Stars & Stripes
Summer 2021
Jan Owen’s artist’s book Mending the Stars & Stripes came into existence last year through a confluence of historic events.More
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