The Arts at Wellesley

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WELLESLEY ARTS Calendar Fall 2010

Calendar of events

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Student Advanced Drawings


The Guys

12:30 PM Collins Cinema

The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre


The Davis Museum 09/15

Calculated Risks: Opening Celebration 5:30–7:30 PM The Davis Museum 09/15

Calculated Risks: Zili Misik and The Cercie Miller Quartet 7:30 PM Davis Museum Plaza (Jewett Auditorium if rain) 09/16

Faculty and Staff Music Jam 7:00 PM Multifaith Center 09/20

Lecture: Rhythm in Language and Music 4:30 PM Collins Cinema

Detail from Reina Sofia Wall #1 by Wellesley faculty 1 Daniela Rivera. On view at The Davis Museum.


Lecture: Breaking Walls

Calculated Risks: New Work by Faculty Artists

Fall 2010

4:15–6:15 PM The Davis Museum

Jewett Sculpture Court


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Teacher Workshop: Virtual Worlds

Panel Discussion: The Art Scene in China 5:00 PM Collins Cinema 09/23

Jordan Lecture: An Accident of History 4:30 PM Clapp Library Lecture Room 09/23–9/25

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 7:00 PM Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall 09/28

Lunchtime Gallery Conversation 12:30 PM The Davis Museum 09/28

Distinguished Writers Series: Peter Carey 4:30 PM The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities


Russian Art-Song 12:30 PM Jewett Auditorium

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Beacon Brass Quintet 12:30 PM Jewett Auditorium 10/6

Lecture: The Making of a Woman 7:30 PM Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall 10/7

Lunchtime Gallery Conversation 12:30 PM The Davis Museum 10/7

Voices of Our Ancestors 7:00 PM Multifaith Center 10/12

Distinguished Writers Series: Meena Alexander and Tomaž Šalamun 4:30 PM The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities


Panel Discussion: “Walls” In and Out of the Museum 12:30 PM Collins Cinema 10/14–10/17

Black Comedy / White Lies The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre 10/15

Lecture: What Is a Character? 4:15 PM The Ruth Nagel Jones Theater 10/15

Women of Will 7:30 PM Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall 10/16

Symposium: Theatre Criticism and Practice 9:30 AM–5:30 PM Collins Cinema 10/16

Music That Defies Barriers: Faculty Concert 8:00 PM Houghton Chapel 10/19


Photographs by Clarence Kennedy Jewett Sculpture Court

Lunchtime Gallery Conversation 12:30 PM The Davis Museum

Wellesley Campus Map

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Child Study Center

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Houghton Chapel

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Lecture: Renaissance Music 11:00 AM Pendleton Concert Salon


Chamber Music Society

The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

7:30 PM Jewett Auditorium

Sonia Flew


Dober Memorial Concert: Choir and Chamber Singers 8:00 PM Houghton Chapel 11/14

Carey Concert: Pianist Charles Fisk 7:00 PM Jewett Auditorium


Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall 12/3

Faye Alibocus 7:30 PM Houghton Chapel


Student Advanced Drawings: Reception 4:45–6:00 PM Jewett Art Gallery

Wellesley College Club

Admission Office

East Campus

Science Center Sage Hall

Newhouse Center


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Tupelo Lane


Academic Quad


Jewett Art Gallery 12/2–12/5

Theatre Marathon

Hunnewell Arboretum

Whitin Observatory Alexandra Botanic Garden


Student Advanced Drawings

The Wellesley arts curriculum—and the highly acclaimed Davis Museum—are integral and irreplaceable components of the College’s fine liberal arts education. The many outstanding exhibits, performances, and lectures featured in this calendar of events are free of charge and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Last Night of Ballyhoo

8:00 PM Jewett Auditorium

The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre


Calculated Risks

New Work by Faculty Artists 6

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Actors From The London Stage 8

Jeffrey Skoller Filmmaker and Writer


Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Luminous Noise: Three Women Compose

12 The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities

20 Department of Art 22 The Concert Series 26 Theatre

28 Art and Soul at the Multifaith Center 30 Arts and the Liberal Arts 32 About Wellesley College

01/6–01/30, 2011


2 Something there is that doesn’t love a wall...

16 The Davis Museum and Cultural Center College Buildings


8:00 PM Houghton Chapel

The arts don’t just reflect; they shape. They crystallize. They educate and they force us to see things anew. They create models for the future. They give pleasure. And— most important—they connect us.

Public Buildings

8:00 PM Houghton Chapel


Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Davis Museum Collins Cinema


Collegium Musicum

7:30 PM Jewett Auditorium

West Campus

Jewett Sculpture Court


Wellesley BlueJazz

Lake Waban


Why Margaret Fuller Matters


Simulation and Illusion in Representation

4:45 PM Jewett Art Gallery

Alumnae Valley

4:30 PM The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities

6:00 PM Collins Cinema



Johanna Unzueta: Closing Reception

Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall & Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre


Distinguished Writers Series: Russell Banks


Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg

8:00 PM Houghton Chapel

Wang Campus Center

1:00–3:00 PM The Davis Museum

5:00 PM Collins Cinema

BrandeisWellesley Orchestra

Visitor Parking

Family Day at The Davis: Light and Shadow

Film: A Woman Like That


7:30 PM Houghton Chapel

Keohane r Sports Cente



12:30 PM Jewett Auditorium

Choir and Chamber Singers: Vespers


6:30 PM Collins Cinema

4:30 PM The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities



Film: The Malady of Death

Distinguished Writers Series: Maryse Condé

Paula Zeitlin Quintet





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5:00 PM Houghton Chapel

8:00 PM Houghton Chapel

2:00 PM Jewett Auditorium

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Poetry Reading: Mary Oliver


Jewett Art Gallery


Blue Heron Renaissance Choir

The arts define who we are as a culture—what is important to us…what (and who) we mean to be. Our “life in art” surfaces those deepest aspects of ourselves—as individuals and as a society—that are difficult to access, and it is through words and color, movement and sound that we can be truest to our moment and to ourselves.


Chamber Music Society


4:45 PM Jewett Sculpture Court

7:00 PM Multifaith Center


Installation: Johanna Unzueta



Celebrating Divali



Photographs by Clarence Kennedy: Opening Reception

Cover Art Daniela Rivera. Reina Sofia Wall #1 (Detail), 2010, oil on canvas. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Phyllis McGibbon. Docent, collage from Glimpses and Ruminations, 2006–2010. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Fall 2010

It’s nearly impossible to raise the issue of WALLS — real or imagined, made of concrete and barbed wire or built by our politics, sustained by our prejudice, and sometimes torn down by our hopes for a better world — without hearing the echo of Robert Frost’s sentiment.

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall...

Even when we also remember the poetic rejoinder “Good fences make good neighbors,” we tend to forget Frost’s own crucial comeback:

Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was likely to give offense. It is these lines from “Mending Wall” that reflect our thematic focus this year  — WALLS. Through a series of thought-provoking, multi­disciplinary experiences, we in the Wellesley community will engage with the idea of WALLS as well as with their reality. Our discourse will be shaped by a sharpened understanding of the various meanings of WALLS in different contexts and applications; their value (what they protect) and what they function to devalue (and exclude); and —  perhaps most compelling — rationales and strategies for breaching them. What are the implications of the fact of WALLS and the kinds of institutions, conflicts, anxieties, and deep truths about human nature they reflect? What are the complementary — and often hidden — possibilities with which they present us? We will interrogate the idea of WALLS as political reality and as symbol; as cultural and societal barrier as well as valued signifier of clan, community, and security; and as the complex, inchoate root of intellectual, emotional, and psycho­logical blindness or resistance.

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down… We invite you to join us as we consider and critically examine these many kinds of WALLS. With luck, we may tear a few down.

Christine Rogers. Louvre #2, inkjet print from Walls, 2010 installation of paintings by Daniela Rivera and photographs by Christine Rogers. Image courtesy of the artist.




1. Bunny Harvey. Spring Voices, 2009, oil on canvas.

7. Daniela Rivera. Sign #4, oil on wood, from Walls, 2010, installation of paintings by Daniela Rivera and photographs by Christine Rogers.

2. Phyllis McGibbon. Thin Ice, collage from Glimpses and Ruminations, 2006–2010.

8. David Teng Olsen. Still from Dreamcatcher Harpoon, 2010, 5-channel video installation.

3. Judith Black. Cadence and Laura, from Touched, 2010, installation of gelatin silver and inkjet prints and digital displays, dimensions variable

9. C. Meng. Each Has His or Her Things in Mind, 2009, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil.

4. Christine Rogers. Billboard, inkjet print, from On Earth That Is in Heaven, 2010.



10. Carlos Dorrien. The Axle, 2008, granite.

5. A ndrew Mowbray. Bathyscape, 2007, polyethylene plastic, acrylic, steel, bronze, nylon. Courtesy of the artist and Lamontagne Gallery. Photo: Peter Harris.

11. Jeffrey Skoller. Still from The Malady of Death, 16mm, 1994. 12. Salem Mekuria. Still from Square Stories, 2010, digital video, triptych projection.

6. Clara Lieu. Unseen and Unknown I, 2010, lithographic crayon on layered sheets of Dura-Lar.

All images courtesy of the artists unless otherwise noted.



New Work by Faculty Artists


Calculated Risks celebrates the in­ventive diversity among the studio faculty in Reception: Davis Museum lobby and galleries the Department of Art at Wellesley. It Performance by Zili Misik and The Cercie Miller Quartet features paint­ings, sculpture, drawings, Davis Plaza / 7:30 PM collage, photographs, film, video, and digital media, and will be installed in gallery spaces throughout the museum. Artists: Judith Black, Carlos Dorrien, Bunny Harvey, Clara Lieu, Phyllis McGibbon, Salem Mekuria, C. Meng, Andrew Mowbray, David Teng Olsen, Daniela Rivera, Christine Rogers, and Jeffrey Skoller. A catalogue including texts by Wellesley College art historians and other faculty in dialogue with the artists will accompany the exhibition. On view September 15–December 12

Opening Celebration September 15 / 5:30–7:30 PM








For more information about panels and programs designed to complement Calculated Risks, please see pages 8, 16, 18, 19. For more information about the performance by Zili Misik and The Cercie Miller Quartet, please see page 19. This exhibition, along with its catalogue and programs are generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art, the Elizabeth Bein Keto ’48 Endowed Memorial Art Fund, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College, the Art Department, and the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, Wellesley College.

Phone: 781.283.2051






Images courtesy of Shakespeare at Notre Dame. Photos: Patrick Ryan

Returning for the fifth year, Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) is a theatrical tour de force beloved by Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall the Wellesley community. This year, they will bring Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with its lovers and lunatics, to vivid life in the spare, elegant and inventive style of the company’s previous wildly successful productions of King Lear, Macbeth, and Hamlet. September 23 / 7:00 PM September 24 / 7:00 PM September 25 / 7:00 PM

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Actors From The London Stage 6

Formed 35 years ago, AFTLS is one of the oldest established touring com­panies in the world. Coming from such prestigious companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, AFTLS’s classically-trained actors devote a large part of their time to working with students. Their mission is simple: to bring exciting Shakespeare performed by fine professional actors to American colleges and universities in an extraordinary week of teaching and performing. The Wellesley College Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English with the support of the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events are delighted to welcome AFTLS to the newly renovated Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall stage.

Phone: 781.283.2000



Jeffrey Skoller Filmmaker and Writer

Jeffrey Skoller. Still from The Malady of Death (Detail), 1994 16mm, Color film, Sound, 43 mins. Text performed by JD Trow. Cinematography by Nancy Schiesari and Jeffrey Skoller. Distributed through Canyon Cinema Inc. Courtesy of the artist

To celebrate incoming Director of the Cinema and Media Studies Program Dr. Jeffrey Skoller’s arrival at Wellesley, the Davis Museum and Cinema and Media Studies will present two films showcasing Skoller’s work as an artist and a scholar. The Malady of Death is Skoller’s The Malady of Death (1994) adaptation of the Marguerite Duras Film by Jeffrey Skoller story of the same name, a particular October 20 / 6:30 PM Collins Cinema reading of the story in which word Reception in The Davis Museum lobby and image explore male sexuality. The processes of reading are revealed to be complicated, poetic and political, as an unspecified narrator names and describes “the malady” and tells of a man and woman’s sexual encounters. The male “you” is multiplied, depicted by many men, each photographed nude, variously fragmented and abstracted, studied and distanced. The “she” the “difference,” is literally absent from the image but present metaphorically, “possessed” but not known. To celebrate the release of Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg (Blackdog Conversation with author/editor Jeffrey Skoller Press), Daniel Eisenberg and Jeffrey and director Daniel Eisenberg Skoller will present a screening of Screening Persistence (1997) film by Daniel Eisenberg Eisenberg’s Persistence (1997) followed November 10 / 6:00 PM by a discussion with the author and Collins Cinema the director about the book and film. Reception The Davis Museum lobby The book is the first monograph on Eisenberg’s work, and places his films in the context of contemporary theory and experimental media practice, with contributions from highly respected writers on contemporary film and media art. Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg

An award-winning documentary, Persistence is a feature-length experimental portrait of Berlin in the years following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the cold war. A meditation on the time just after a great historical event, the film explores what is common to such moments, the continuous and discontinuous threads of history. These events have been designed to complement Calculated Risks: New Work by Faculty Artists, on view at the Davis Museum this fall. For more information, please see page 4.

Phone: 781.283.2051 8



Boston Modern Orchestra Project

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) will be in residence at Wellesley Houghton Chapel College for the 2010–11 academic year. BMOP is dedicated to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music. Through­out the year, musicians of this “premier” orchestra will interact with music department student performers, composers and music historians, teaching masterclasses, coaching ensembles, and visiting classroom. They will offer the College and the wider community three free public performances. Gil Rose, Artistic Director December 11 / 8:00 PM

BMOP’s December program, Luminous Noise, will feature music by women composers — Chen Yi, Arlene Zallman, and Wellesley faculty Jenny Olivia Johnson, whose new work will be premiered. Phone: 781.283.2028

Luminous Noise: Three Women Compose

Photo: Liz Linder


THE Susan and Donald NEWHOUSE CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES Founded in 2003 by a generous gift from Susan Marley Newhouse ’55 and Donald Newhouse, the Newhouse Center for the Humanities generates and supports innovative, world-class programming in the humanities and arts. The mission of the Newhouse Center is to create a dynamic and cosmopolitan intellectual community that extends from Wellesley College to the wider Boston-area community and beyond.

Photo: Ileana Florescu

Russell Banks Photo: Marion Ettlinger

October 26 / 4:30 PM The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall Russell Banks’s novels include The Darling, The Sweet Hereafter, Cloudsplitter, Rule of the Bone, Affliction, and Continental Drift. The Angel on the Roof is a col­ lection of thirty years of his short fiction. His latest novel, The Reserve, was published in early 2008. His novels, Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter, were adapted into feature films which received widespread critical acclaim. James Coburn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Nick Nolte was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for their roles in Affliction. The Sweet Hereafter won three awards, including the Grand Prix and the International Critics Award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Mr. Banks’s awards include the Ingram Merrill Award, the John Dos Passos Award, and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Continental Drift and Cloudsplitter were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize; Affliction and Cloudsplitter were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Meena Alexander and Tomaž Šalamun October 12 / 4:30 PM The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall

The Distinguished Writers Series

Peter Carey

All events will consist of a reading by the authors followed by a conversation with Colin Channer, series curator, and an open question-and-answer session.

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall

September 28 / 4:30 PM

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Australia in 1943, which he claims had a population of 4,000. This fact should probably be checked. What is not in doubt, however, is that two of his eleven novels have won the Booker Prize — Oscar and Lucinda in 1988, and True History of the Kelley Gang in 2001. His most recent novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America, was published in 2010. Carey’s formal education began and ended in the early 1960s, when he studied science for a single unsuccessful year at Monash University. He was then employed by an advertising agency where he began to receive his literary education, reading Faulkner, Joyce, Kerouac and other writers. For the next 13 years he wrote fiction at night and weekends, working in advertising agencies in Melbourne, London, and Sydney. After four novels had been written and rejected, The Fat Man in History — a short story collection — was published in 1974, and made him an overnight success.

Photo: Ashley Gilbertson


Meena Alexander has published six volumes of poetry including Illiterate Heart, which won the PEN Open Book Award. She is the editor of Indian Love Poems and author of the volume of poems and short prose pieces, The Shock of Arrival: Reflections on Postcolonial Experience. Poetics of Dislocation appeared in 2009 in the University of Michigan’s Poets on Poetry Series. Her prose includes two novels, a memoir, and two academic studies on early English Romanticism. She has received fellowships from among others the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Rock­ efeller Foundation. She is University Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York. Considered Slovenia’s greatest living poet, Tomaž Šalamun was born in the city of Zagreb in 1941 and is considered one of foremost figures of the Eastern European avant-garde. His books have been trans­ lated in 19 languages and nine of his 37 books of poetry have been published in English. They include The Book for My Brother, Poker, Row, and Woods and Chalices. A new book of poetry, entitled Blue Tower, translated by Michael Biggins, is due out by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2010. He has been a visiting professor at several leading universities in the U.S. He lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Maryse Condé November 9 / 4:30 PM The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall Maryse Condé was born on the French island of Guadeloupe into a middle-class family, the last of eight children. She first studied in Guadeloupe


and then graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris with a Ph.D in Comparative Literature. She lived and worked in Conakry, Guinea, and Guadeloupe from the 1970s through the end of the 1980s, when she was invited by the University of California at Berkeley to teach Francophone literature. She has taught at various American academic institutions, including the University of Virginia, Harvard, and most recently Columbia University, where she founded the French and Francophone Studies program. Her literary honors include the Grand Prix Litteraire de la Femme (1986) for I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, the Prix Marguerite Yourcenar (1999) for Tales from the Heart, True Stories from my Childhood and the Prix Carbet de la Caraibe (1997) for Desirada. Her works have been widely translated into many languages, and notably into English by her husband Richard Philcox. She divides her time between Guadeloupe and New York City.

Peter Galison is the author of Einstein’s Clocks, Poincare’s Maps: Empires of Time (2003) and Objectivity (2007), co-authored with Lorraine Daston. He has also collaborated on two documentary films: The Ultimate Weapon: The H-Bomb Dilemma, about the creation of the first hydrogen bomb, and, Secrecy, about government secrecy, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

around the world of contemporary plays as well as classics. Professor Garber is the author of over a dozen distinguished books on Shakespeare as well as contemporary culture, including Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety and Shakespeare and Modern Culture.

Shakespearean Character on Trial

A Two-Day Symposium of Performance and Criticism Actors, scholars, and directors will share the same stage in this two-day symposium. Through panels, a performance, and a hands-on workshop, leading figures in the worlds of theatre and scholarship will explore how Shakespeare’s characters are made and remade–both then and now.

Courtesy of Mirko Ilic Corp

Symposium on Theatre Criticism and Practice

The Elizabeth Turner Jordan ’59 Humanities Lecture

October 16 / 9:30 AM–5:30 PM Collins Cinema Tina Packer Photo: Kevin Sprague

Through panels and a hands-on workshop, scholars and practitioners will continue to explore the construction of Shakespeare’s characters. Panels will address playing Shakespeare’s female roles on contemporary stages as well as alternative, innovative approaches that rethink how character is created. The workshop will give audience members the opportunity to experience playing roles the way Shakespeare’s actors did — w ith only individual parts that demand spontaneous response and action. Symposium participants will include some of the most recognized and dynamic figures in their fields: Tina Packer (Shakespeare & Company), Meredith Anne Skura (Rice University), William B. Worthen (Barnard College), Tiffany Stern (Oxford University) and Diego Arciniegas (Boston Publick Theatre and Wellesley College).

Women of Will Marjorie Garber

Carey Perloff Photo: Jock McDonald

A Performance by Tina Packer, Founding Artistic Director, Shakespeare & Company October 15 / 7:30 PM Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall

What Is a Character? Keynote Lecture by Marjorie Garber, Harvard University, and Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco October 15 / 4:15 PM

An Accident of History: Human and Machine Responsibility in Catastrophic Events

Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Reception to follow No aspect of the theater seems as simple and indispensable as the characters on stage, and yet the question of character has been subject to much revision, challenge, and even hostility in both the theatre and academia. Over the course of two days, actors, scholars, and directors will address the issue of Shakespearean character, beginning with the Keynote Lecture delivered by two of the leading figures from theatre and academia: Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and Marjorie Garber, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and of English at Harvard University. In a prolific career that has spanned over 30 years, Carey Perloff has directed award-winning productions

A Lecture by Peter Galison, Professor of History of Science and Physics at Harvard University September 23 / 4:30 PM Clapp Library Lecture Room As recent events have made so painfully clear, massive technical systems can — a nd do — f ail catastrophically. When they do, we as a society struggle to understand why — what combination of the “human” and the “machine” is responsible? Professor Galison’s lecture will explore the powerful technical, sociological, moral, and philosophical questions at stake as we strive to determine who or what is to blame for these catastrophic failures.


“Packer combines the performance of scenes with the discussion of themes to create a dazzling and illuminating piece of work. For anyone who cares about women, Shakespeare, or especially women in Shakespeare, it’s not to be missed.” —Louise Kennedy, drama critic for the Boston Globe A true tour de force of performance — w ith just a bit of crowd participation — Women of Will is the muchanticipated, masterful summation of Tina Packer’s 40-odd years of deep investigation into all things Shakespeare. Packer and Shakespeare & Company favorite Nigel Gore, who have starred opposite each other in cel­ ebrated productions including Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? present a series of scenes from Shakespeare’s canon, providing insight into the chronological growth of Shakespeare’s portrayal not only of female characters but of the qualities traditionally considered feminine. This comprehensive overview combines themes from the full, five-part opus, and covers the breadth of Shakespeare’s works.

Phone: 781.283.2698


All photos courtesy of the artists unless otherwise noted

THE DAVIS MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER One of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine arts museums in the United States, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center is a vital force in the intellectual, pedagogical, and social life of Wellesley College. Its mission is to create an environment that encourages visual literacy, inspires new ideas, and fosters involvement with the arts in the academy and in life.

Calculated Risks: Panels and Film Programs Please see pages 4 and 8 for more about the exhibition Calculated Risks: New Work by Faculty Artists.

Christine Rogers. The Palms, 2010, inkjet print.

Bunny Harvey. Watery Text 4 Ways, 2009, oil on canvas.

Shanghai native, C. Meng who recently spent a sabbatical year in Beijing creating a new body of work that will be on view in the Davis, Carlos Dorrien, Phyllis McGibbon, and David Teng Olsen, all of whom also have recent experience in China. Heping Liu and other faculty from East Asian Studies will also join the conversation.

“Walls” In and Out of the Museum October 13 / 12:30 – 2:00 PM Collins Cinema

Daniela Rivera. Sala #4, oil on wood from Walls, 2010 installation of paintings by Daniela Rivera and photographs by Christine Rogers. Andrew Mowbray. Hairwings, 2007, polyethelene, plastic, acrylic, fishing hooks, human hair. Courtesy of the artist and Lamontagne Gallery. Photo: Peter Harris.

Reception in The Davis Museum lobby Walls is the designated theme of this year’s cultural events on campus. This panel will take as its starting point a literal interpretation of the theme in a collaborative installation by Daniela Rivera and Christine Rogers on view at the Davis. Rivera and Rogers’s installation consists of paintings and photographs of the walls of European museums, including the Louvre, the Tate Modern, and the Prado. A portrayal of physical walls, the piece is also a philosophical rumination on rela­tionships, support, desire, and the role of museums. The panel’s discussion will extend to walls and boundaries relevant to works by other artists in the exhibition: family and the museum; urban, rural, and political spaces; the viewer and the work of art. In addition to Rivera and Rogers, participants will include Judith Black and Meredith Martin, among others.

C. Meng. He Speaks Beijing Dialect, 2009, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil. Photo courtesy of the artist

The Art Scene in China September 22 / 5:00 PM Collins Cinema Reception in The Davis Museum lobby Panel participants will discuss their work and varied experiences in China in light of recent developments in China’s artistic communities and the global art market. Faculty artists on the panel will include


Judith Black. Malcolm, June 10, 2000, from Touched, 2010, installation of gelatin silver and inkjet prints and digital displays, dimensions variable.

Phyllis McGibbon. Climb, collage from Glimpses and Ruminations, 2006–2010.


Lunchtime Conversations in the Galleries September 28 / 12:30–2:00 PM October 7 / 12:30–2:00 PM October 19 / 12:30–2:00 PM The Davis Museum lobby and galleries

David Teng Olsen. Still from Dreamcatcher Harpoon, 2010, 5-channel video installation.

These three events have been conceived as hour-long conversations between multiple artists and scholars in the galleries, echoing the pairings of artists and scholars in the exhibition catalogue. Speakers will explore the foreseeable as well as the unanticipated dialogues and interconnections that arise between artworks, colleagues and artists. Light lunch to be served in the Davis Museum lobby beforehand.

Teacher Workshop: Virtual Worlds with David Teng Olsen

First Portrait, paper cut-out, Diehl, 1946. Courtesy of Judith Black.

September 21 / 4:15–6:15 PM

This exhibition, along with its catalogue and programs are generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art, the Elizabeth Bein Keto ’48 Endowed Memorial Art Fund, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College, the Art Department, and the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, Wellesley College.

The Davis Museum lobby and galleries Educators of all levels are invited for a new media workshop with faculty artist, David Teng Olsen. Experience Olsen’s installation on view in Calculated Risks: New Work by Faculty Artists, and then join us in Wellesley’s Media Lab for a hands-on demonstration and workshop on basic 3D animation. Learn simple 3D modeling and animation techniques that you can use in the classroom. Everyone will have a chance to make a model and animate it. Space is limited. RSVP (required) to

Student Opportunities Friends of Art Student-Initiated Program Grant Funding is available to support students who wish to develop their own programs related to The Davis Museum collections and exhibitions. Contact Elizabeth Wyckoff, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Education,

Persistence (1997) Film by Daniel Eisenberg November 10 / 6:00 PM Collins Cinema Reception in The Davis Museum lobby Please see page 8 for more information.

Clara Lieu. Unseen and Unknown I, 2010, lithographic crayon on layered sheets of Dura-Lar.

Family Day at The Davis: Light and Shadow Jeffrey Skoller. Still from The Malady of Death, 16mm, 1994.

The Malady of Death (1994) Film by Jeffrey Skoller October 20 / 6:30 PM Collins Cinema Reception in The Davis Museum lobby Please see page 8 for more information.

Carlos Dorrien. Stone Cart, 2009, granite.


Phone: 781.283.2051

October 24 / 1:00–3:00 PM

Museum Hours Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Wednesday until 8:00 PM Sunday, 12:00 PM–4:00 PM Closed Mondays and holidays

The Davis Museum lobby and galleries Children of all ages and their adult friends are invited to join faculty artists, Judith Black and Christine Rogers, for an interactive afternoon in the galleries. Make por­ traits and explore lensless photography techniques with Wellesley student photographers. Learn about the photographs on view in Calculated Risks: New Work by Faculty Artists. Light refreshments served.

Museum hours subject to change when school is not in session. Free tours: 781.283.3382


Jewett Art Gallery

THE ART DEPARTMENT: EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES The Department of Art is home to art history, studio art, architecture, and media arts at Wellesley. Each year, the department brings guest lecturers, exhibits, films, and visiting artists to the campus and community. The Jewett Gallery is the department’s teaching gallery; it hosts exhibits generated by faculty for teaching purposes as well as exhibits of student work.

Johanna Unzueta. Tin Walls, felt and thread, dimensions variable, 2009.

condition. Using materials such as fabric, wood, and cardboard, Unzueta creates pieces that are inspired by architecture and industrial elements in objects.

Student Exhibitions

Clarence Kennedy. Angel Bearing a Palm from the Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal, gelatin silver print, circa 1933.

Advanced Drawings

Pedagogy Through Photography

On view September 1–September 30

Photographs by Clarence Kennedy of Italian Renaissance and Ancient Sculpture

Sculpture Court, Jewett Arts Center, 3rd Floor Featuring works completed by students in Professor Daniela Rivera’s Spring 2010 ARTS 314 course.

On view October 13–November 14 Jewett Sculpture Court, Jewett Arts Center, 3rd Floor

Simulation and Illusion in Representation

Opening Reception October 19 / 4:45–6:00 PM across centuries to speak to us all. It reveals the enduring power of storytelling — in paintings, in films, and in our lives — as the filmmaker overcomes her own doubts and fears and travels the world in her own adventurous way. Weissbrod shows that who gets to tell the story matters, and learns that maybe she too, can be a woman like that.

Ellen Weisbrod. Still from A Woman Like That, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.

A Woman Like That

Clarence Kennedy (1892–1972) was a contemporary of Ansel Adams, but he worked with an entirely different subject matter. An art historian at Smith College, he was best known for his carefully com­ posed black-and-white gelatin silver prints of ancient and renaissance sculpture. These photographs, together with brief explanatory texts, were published in seven limited edition folios from 1928 to 1932. However, because of their great pedagogical value, the photographs were often removed from the folios and independently mounted for use as teaching tools and study aids in art departments across the United States. This exhibition of recently rediscovered exam­ ples of Kennedy’s photographs from Wellesley’s former study collection will put them in their historic and academic context.

On view December 1–22 Sculpture Court, Jewett Arts Center, 3rd Floor Highlighting pieces by students in Professor Daniela Rivera’s ARTS 317 course.

Advanced Drawings On view December 14–January 27 Jewett Art Gallery Opening Reception December 14, 4:45–6:00 PM Featuring works by students in Professor Clara Lieu’s ARTS 314 course. Works in the exhibition will include both traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing.

Organized by Daisy Zhang ’11 and Professor Jacqueline Marie Musacchio

Film by Ellen Weissbrod

Department of Art Phone: 781.283.2042

November 9 / 5:00 PM Collins Cinema

An Installation by Johanna Unzueta

Reception to follow

Closing Reception December 9 / 4:45–6:00 PM

Jewett Art Gallery Phone: 781.283.2056

Johanna Unzueta was born in Chile and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her sculptures and installation examine the notion of labor and its technological, historical, and social impact on the human

Gallery Hours Tuesday–Saturday, 12:00 PM–5:00 PM Gallery hours subject to change when school is not in session.

On view November 15–December 9

In A Woman Like That, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod merges her own “coming of middleage” story with her pursuit of the truth behind the myths of 17th-century female artist Artemisia Gentileschi’s dramatic work and provocative life. The film is a freewheeling tribute to an artist who leaps

Artimesia Gentileschi. Judith Slaying Holofernes, ca. 1612–13, oil on canvas. Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.



Blue Heron Renaissance Choir November 6 / 8:00 PM Houghton Chapel Talk with Director Scott Metcalfe November 4 / 11:00 AM

THE Concert Series Organized by the Department of Music, the Concert Series brings world-class performers to campus, complementing the department’s academic offerings and augmenting the cultural life of the College and surrounding community. With concerts ranging from early music to jazz, the series features both visiting artists and members of the performing faculty.

Pendleton Concert Salon (PNW 220) A Boston-based ensemble with an international reputation, Blue Heron Renaissance Choir is a vocal ensemble that combines commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source mate­ rials and historical performance practice. The ensemble’s program is inspired by a new acquisition by the Wellesley College Music Library, the heartshaped facsimile of the Le Chansonnier de Jean Montchenu, a book of 14th-century French chansons. The book will be on display in the Multifaith Center following the evening’s program.

Susana Torre. Walls of the House of Meanings, 1973. Ink, gouache, collage on mylar. Gift of Lucienne and Claude Bloch, M.D. (Lucienne Schupf, Class of 1959). From the collection of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College.

That Wants It Down: Music That Defies Barriers Faculty Concert October 16 / 8:00 PM Houghton Chapel

of the jazz canon with Zili’s blend of music that recon­ nects the sounds of African and African-diasporic nations is a calculated risk bound to reap significant musical rewards.

The annual classical faculty concert brings Wellesley’s performing faculty, comprised of prominent musi­ cians in the Greater Boston area, from the studio and classroom to the stage and community. This year, they will present a program of music by polystylist composers, includ­ing Barber, Cage, Del Tredici, Hindemith, Schnittke, and Shostakovich. Faculty musicians: Eliko Akahori, piano; Marion Dry, contralto; David Russell, cello; Dana Russian, trumpet; Lois Shapiro, piano; Olga Talroze, piano; and Antoine van Dongen, violin.

Photo: Susan Wilson

The Carey Concert: Pianist Charles Fisk Colloque Sentimentale: Chopin and Debussy in Paris Photo: Justin Knight

November 14 / 7:00 PM

Zili Misik and The Cercie Miller Quartet

Beacon Brass Quintet

September 15 / 7:30 PM

Jewett Auditorium

Jewett Auditorium Pianist Charles Fisk, the Phyllis Henderson Carey Pro­fessor of Music, will be joined by faculty members, contralto Marion Dry and cellist David Russell in presenting Colloque Sentimentale: Chopin and Debussy in Paris, a program including Debussy’s Fetes galantes II, Trois Poèmes de Mallarmé, Pour le Piano, and Images, and Chopin’s Cello Sonata, Polonaise in F minor, Op.44, Mazurka in C minor Op.50/3, Berceuse in D , Op.57, and Barcarolle in F , Op.60. A faculty member since 1973, Charles Fisk was the highest-ranking American in the 1980 J.S. Bach International Competition in Washington, D.C. His Carey Concert performances have become a beloved annual tradition.

October 6 / 12:30 PM

The Davis Museum Plaza (Jewett Auditorium if rain)

Featuring performing faculty member, Dana Russian, Beacon Brass Quintet has been described as “one of the nation’s finest chamber ensembles” by Bostonia magazine. In 1983, the Quintet became the first brass ensemble ever to win the prestigious Concert Artists Guild Award, and it has been performing in concert throughout the United States ever since. Recently, the Quintet was featured in lecture-recitals with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart. Noted for exper­tise in a wide spectrum of music, their program at Wellesley will span five centuries.

Department of Music performing faculty Cercie Miller and Kera Washington will bring their bands together on one stage to create a musical complement to the Davis Museum and Cultural Center’s Fall exhibition, Calculated Risks: New Works by Faculty Artists. (For more information about the Davis Museum’s Opening Celebration, please see page 4.) Both The Cercie Miller Quartet (CMQ) and Zili Misik are beloved con­ tributors to Boston’s musical landscape, with unique sounds of their own. The pairing of CMQ’s mastery


Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu, edition 1475. Original edition from the collection of the French National Library. Facsimile edition in the Wellesley College Library Special Collections.


Photo: E.B. Bartels

Collegium Musicum Photo: Michael Lutch

the performance of great choral literature. The Choir regularly performs on Boston area professional concert series, often in collaboration with choral programs such as those of Harvard, Cornell, Virginia and Rutgers. They appeared in the 2003 motion picture, Mona Lisa Smile. Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble of approximately 12 to 16 women. They actively perform on campus and also appear by invitation on Boston-area concert series and festivals, most recently with the New England Philharmonic in a concert version of Berg’s Wozzeck.

Paula Zeitlin Quintet November 17 / 12:30 PM Jewett Auditorium Paula Zeitlin Quintet (PZQ), featuring Wellesley per­ forming faculty member, jazz violinist Paula Zeitlin, guitarist Steve Thomas, bassist Maggie Rizzi, pianist Bob Ponte, and drummer Greg Conroy, is a veteran ensemble in the Boston music scene. Their perfor­ mance at Wellesley will showcase PZQ’s unique sound, influenced by Dawg and gypsy jazz, samba and Afro-Cuban jazz, Bach and bluegrass.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project Luminous Noise: Three Women Compose December 11 / 8:00 PM

Photo: Michael Lutch

Tom Zajac, Director Henry the VIII: His Music, His Wives


December 1 / 8:00 PM

Kera Washington, Director

Houghton Chapel

December 4 / 8:00 PM

The Collegium specializes in the performance of music from the Middle Ages to the late 17th century; this fall’s program will explore music from the court of Henry VIII. Henry was the epitome of the humanist prince, surrounding himself with philosophers, rhet­ oricians, statesmen and artists of all sorts. He had a special love of music and this love was displayed in his cultivation of musical establishments and patronage of local composers and singers. He also acquired a sizable collection of musical instruments and imported instrumentalists from abroad to play them. The Collegium will present a program of songs and instrumental works from the Henry VIII Manuscript and associated works in the historical context of Henry’s serial marriages to six intriguing women.

Jewett Auditorium Yanvalou is an ensemble that performs the traditional music of Africa and the Caribbean. The ensemble provides students with an opportunity to perform on authentic instruments and to experience a variety of cultures through their music. Performances are presented in collaboration with the Harambee dancers.

Houghton Chapel Please see page 10 for more information. Photo: Michael Lutch

Student Ensembles

Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra

Wellesley BlueJazz

Neal Hampton, Conductor

Cercie Miller, Director

Catch a Rising Star: Winners of the 2010 Concerto Competition

Wellesley College Choir and Chamber Singers

November 20 / 8:00 PM

Lisa Graham, Director

Houghton Chapel

Betty Edwards Dober Concert

The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University. Uniting the standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra brings inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature —  past and present — to a new generation of musicians and audiences. The Orchestra’s program will include Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1, Liszt’s Hungarian Fantasy, featuring Wellesley Concerto Competition winner pianist Sang-Hee Min, and Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher, featuring Brandeis Concerto Competition winner violist Hannah Saltman.

November 13 / 8:00 PM Houghton Chapel Vespers December 5 / 7:30 PM Houghton Chapel Wellesley’s choral ensembles allow students from all disciplines and backgrounds to experience the exhilaration and joy of performing great choral music in beautiful venues with excellent musicians. Consisting of around 50 singers, the Wellesley College Choir has a 100-year history of dedication to


December 10 / 7:30 PM Photo: Richard Howard

Jewett Auditorium

Chamber Music Society

Wellesley BlueJazz provides students the opportunity to develop and nurture their love of jazz — one of the most vibrant American contemporary art forms. Comprised of a large ensemble as well as smaller combos, BlueJazz plays contemporary and classic jazz repertoire, including the music of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Duke Ellington. The ensemble performs several times each year, and presents joint concerts with other groups from Wellesley and colleges in the Boston area.

David Russell, Director Jenny Tang, Assistant Director December 2 / 7:30 PM December 5 / 2:00 PM Jewett Auditorium The Wellesley College Chamber Music Society (CMS) offers the opportunity to explore and perform the classical repertoire for small ensembles — including strings, winds, guitar, harp, piano, harpsichord, and voice — and to be coached weekly by members of the music department faculty. Each semester culminates in a series of concerts given by participants. This year, the CMS is home to some 20 student ensembles.

Phone: 781.283.2028


Last Night of Ballyhoo

Upstage Series

By Alfred Uhry Directed by Nora Hussey

Upstage productions are student produced and directed. They provide Wellesley College students the opportunity to explore all aspects of working independently in theatre.

January 6–30

Theatre The Department of Theatre Studies at Wellesley College provides students the opportunity to explore the history and literature of the theatre, and then bring their knowledge from the classroom to a hands-on application of the craft. To facilitate this essential experiential learning, the department hosts three active performing programs on campus: Wellesley Summer Theatre; Wellesley College Theatre; and the Upstage Series. Please visit the Department of Theatre Studies web site for exact performance times.

The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre It is December 1939 and the world is facing numer­ous grave challenges. The Freiberg household in Atlanta is consumed with more immediate matters, such as the world premier of Gone with the Wind and whether or not Lala will secure a date for Ballyhoo, the highlight of the Jewish social season. The author of Driving Miss Daisy turns a sharp and amusing eye on matters of assimilation and prejudice, identity and romance, in this rich family portrait of a family strug­gling to find its place. Last Night of Ballyhoo promises to be a post holiday delight for young and old.

Black Comedy / White Lies By Peter Shaffer Directed by Marge Dunn and Meredith Healy October 14–17 The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre Two acts, two shows. One leaves a mismatched group in the dark; the other sheds light on the hidden truths of old acquaintances. This evening of theatre brings two comical experiences to one stage, testing the imagination of both characters and audience members.

The Department of Theatre Studies is delighted to welcome audiences to the newly renovated Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall for the 2010–11 season.

Wellesley College Theatre Marathon Written and directed by members of the Wellesley College community December 2–5 Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall The inaugural presentation of a theatre marathon featuring 10-minute plays written, directed and produced by the college community. Faculty, staff and students will come together in this fast-paced celebration of new work and our vibrant theatre community.

Once We Were Mothers, 2010, Wellesley College Theatre.

Wellesley College Theatre Under the direction of the Department of Theatre Studies, Wellesley College Theatre (WTC) performances feature cast members from the Wellesley College, Olin College, Babson College, and the Boston theatre community.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is the professional Equity theatre company in residence at Wellesley College.

Sonia Flew

Please see page 6 for more information.

The Guys

November 10–14

Wellesley Summer Theatre Company

By Anne Nelson Directed by Nora Hussey September 9–12 The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre In the aftermath of September 11th, Nick and Joan, two people who under normal circumstances would never have met, jump the well-defined track of their own lives. As they do so, they learn about themselves and the healing power of human connection.

The Trip to Bountiful, 2010, Wellesley Summer Theatre.


Actors From The London Stage September 23–25 / 7:00 PM Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall

By Melinda Lopez Directed by Nora Hussey The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

Wellesley Summer Theatre Phone: 781.283.2000

Set between post-revolutionary Cuba and post-9/11 America, this story telescopes the large cultural and political forces of a historic moment to examine their impact on the intimate lives of ordinary men and women. What do we owe to our parents? Can we forgive the past? This poetic and urgent play bridges time and culture in a drama about the cost of forgiveness. It represents a unique WCT collaboration with faculty members from the theatre department.

Wellesley College Theatre Phone: 781.283.2000 Upstage Series Phone: 781.283.2220


Used with the permission of the James Smith Noel Collection, Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

ART AND SOUL AT THE MULTIFAITH CENTER The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) at Wellesley strives to embody the College’s historic belief that education is both an intellectual and spiritual journey. With this mission in mind, ORSL has developed Art and Soul as a program to foster a community exploration of spirituality and the arts.

Voices of Our Ancestors: Tim Swallow and Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha

Art and Soul Café The Art and Soul Café is an evening of community celebration focused on the themes of spirituality and the arts. It features performances by guest artists as well as open-mike sessions, during which com­munity members are invited to share their talents. Delicious treats nourish the body, and positive performances feed the soul.

Exhibit: Why Margaret Fuller Matters On view October 27–November 11

enchantment. Festivities are an essential part of the occasion. Join us as we celebrate Divali with a concert of Indian music and dance.

Houghton Chapel Why Margaret Fuller Matters is a series of text-and-image panels designed to reintroduce this 19th-century feminist, transcendentalist, and foreign correspondent. The exhibit will explore Fuller’s relationship with key colleagues (including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne), her views on women’s rights, education (especially female), class, slavery, American Indian rights, religion, transcendentalism, her world view as a transnationalist, and her unique vision of a just world.

Art and Soul Concerts and Educational Programs Coordinated by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center is host to concerts, performances, and educational programs on the themes of spirituality and religious pluralism.

The author and designer of the display is Bonnie Hurd Smith.

October 7 / 7:00 PM Multifaith Center Commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day with a sampling of the wisdom, teaching and song of the Lakota tradition conveyed by Tim Swallow, a member of the Teton Lakota Band of Crazy Horse and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Also known as Brave Elk, Tim is a spiritual teacher, craftsman, traditional drum maker and singer who grew up on in a South Dakota reservation. Joining Tim will be Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha, who has been prac­ticing and teaching Celtic spirituality for more than a decade. Her spiritual tradition is based upon the native wisdom and practices of ancient Europe, her ancestral lineage, and the powerful teachings of Irish and Welsh wisdom texts.

Celebrating Divali Through Music and Dance November 4 / 7:00 PM

Faculty and Staff Music Jam

Multifaith Center

September 16 / 7:00 PM

Divali is considered one of the most beautiful and important Hindu festivals; it celebrates the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom after a 14-year exile. Fire and light are its symbols, representing enlightenment and the illuminating of darkness. Countless flickering oil lamps and lights are lit, making Divali a night of

Multifaith Center The Wellesley faculty and staff include notable musicians from a variety of genres: jazz, folk, and spoken-word art. This Music Jam invites our hidden stars to shine their light!


A Poetry Reading by Mary Oliver October 20 / 5:00 PM

Faye Alibocus

Houghton Chapel

December 3 / 7:30 PM

Mary Oliver’s poetry, with its lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. She is an “indefatigable guide to the natural world,” wrote poet Maxine Kumin in the Women’s Review of Books, “particularly to its lesser-known aspects.” Oliver’s verse focuses on the quiet of occurrences of nature: industrious hummingbirds, egrets, motionless ponds, “lean owls / hunkering with their lamp-eyes.” She is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery, which brings nature into clear focus, transforming the everyday world into a place of magic and discovery. The recipi­ ent of numerous honors and awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Oliver continues to influence generations of younger poets.

Houghton Chapel Trinidadian-born Faye Alibocus started singing at the tender age of five in the Roman Catholic church choir. She has shared the stage with and opened for Dionne Warwick in her home land of Trinidad and Tobago, and is well-known in the Caribbean. Faye has studied with vocal coach Shelton Becton (vocal coach for the Broadway version of The Color Purple and singer Roberta Flack) who has helped to shape and develop her soprano voice to sing classical music, jazz, and R&B. Phone: 781.283.2685


and Borodin. The centerpiece of the concert will be Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, a cycle of four intensely moving solo vocal works from the 1870s considered by many to be the pinnacle of Russian art-song in the 19th century.

The Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Program Presents

ARTS AND THE LIBERAL ARTS The arts are a vibrant part of the greater intellectual community at Wellesley College. Every year, various academic departments bring art and artists from all over the world to campus to enrich their own curriculum and enliven the cultural life of the greater Wellesley community.

Phone: 781.283.2418

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee and Department of Africana Studies Present

Rhythm in Language and Music A Lecture by Aniruddh Patel, Senior Fellow, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego September 20 / 4:30 PM Collins Cinema Rhythm is fundamental to speech and music. What do these two domains share in terms of rhythmic organization? Dr. Patel is a leading researcher on issues involving music, language, and the brain. In his presentation, Dr. Patel will explore the notion that speech and music have fundamental differences in their regular rhythms, but important connections in their irregular ones.

The Department of Italian Studies Presents

The Making of a Woman A Lecture by Desirée Rogers ’81 October 6 / 7:30 PM Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall

Phone: 781.283.2403

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee presents annual programs for the College community that honor Dr. King and his legacy of challenging inequality in the distribution of wealth, unjust war, and racial inequities. This year they have invited distinguished alumna Desirée Rogers. A Louisiana native who served as the White House Social Secretary to President and Mrs. Obama, Ms. Rogers has a record of leadership in both the corporate and government worlds.

The Department of Russian Area Studies presents

Phone: 781.283.2563

Breaking Walls

magazine as one of the Best Inventions of 2007). Another is a proposed project called “The Cloud.” Made up of 400-foot towers holding a series of interconnected plastic bubbles displaying images and data, “The Cloud” will — if built — “float” over London’s skyline. In his lecture, “Breaking Walls,” Ratti will focus on the use of transparent materials in architectural design.

A Lecture by Carlo Ratti, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT September 22/ 12:30 PM Collins Cinema Carlo Ratti is an associate professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT and director of the SENSEable City Laboratory, as well as a prac­ ticing architect. One of his designs is a pavilion featuring walls of “digital water”” (selected by Time

Phone: 781.283.2616


Russian Art-Song in the 19th Century A Performance by Baritone Michael Drumheller September 29 / 12:30 PM Jewett Auditorium Seattle-based baritone Michael Drumheller will present a selection of Russian classical songs from the 1800s, including works by Glinka, Mussorgsky


about wellesley

The world’s preeminent college for women, Wellesley is known for intellectual rigor, its belief in the enduring importance of service, and its cultivation of an inclusive, pragmatic approach to leadership. We take great pride in what we produce here: women who know how to succeed in every arena, public and personal, while keeping their values intact; women who bring worldchanging vision and an inimitable sense of purpose to even the smallest endeavor; women who understand that effective leadership means tempering the exercise of power with the commitment to serve. And as the sense of what it means to be an effective leader evolves, the crucial role that women are playing in making the world a better place is becoming increasingly apparent. Preparing women for this role is perhaps Wellesley’s unique strength. From the moment they step onto the campus, our students are cultivating not only their minds, but an aspirational drive and sense of responsibility. They know they are carrying forward a very special legacy, one in which purposeful leadership is a way of life, regardless of the life they choose — and one in which they are committed to taking their place at the table, to getting things done, to making a difference.

Visiting Wellesley

Just twelve miles from Boston, Wellesley’s rich and diverse arts scene feels worlds away. Nearby neighbors and Bostonians alike will discover that Wellesley is a wonderful untapped resource for cultural and intellectual pursuits.

historic landmark that showcases the work of distinguished architects, including Ralph Adams Cram, Paul Rudolph, and Raphael Moneo. Podcast tours are available at the Davis Museum—check out Landscape and Architecture and walk with Professor John Rhodes as he presents highlights of the campus. You’ll see Wellesley’s Alumnae Valley—honored in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for returning a parking lot to native wetland. Pause on the shores of Lake Waban to take in the elaborate topiary garden on the far shore. And don’t miss the Botanical Gardens, featuring specimens from around the world and its own butterfly garden.

Attending an event at Wellesley is as stress free as it is affecting. Parking is free and readily accessible, our performance spaces are intimate and inviting, and the nearby town of Wellesley offers a variety of fine restaurants. Or join students and faculty on campus for a lively meal at the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, affectionately called the Lulu. The Wellesley College Club is another option for lunch or dinner.

Leave Inspired.

Take in the celebrated landscape and architecture.

Even if you visit for just an afternoon or an evening, you’ll find Wellesley will leave you feeling renewed and enriched.

Combine your visit to Wellesley with a stroll through the grounds and see if you don’t feel as inspired by our surroundings as our guest artists. Designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., the campus is an


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