Friday, April 20, 2012
The work of late Australian-born artist Clement Lyon Meadmore is in town.
The late Australian-born artist Clement Lyon Meadmore’s sculpture “Upsurge” is on display at Wellesley College. This is the first time Meadmore’s work has been displayed in Massachusetts, according to Wellesley College spokeswoman Nina J. Berger. The structure, which stands 20 x 13 x 8 feet and weighs nearly 1500 pounds—is sited between Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall and the Davis Parking Facility, on a small curved grassy landscape feature located near the College’s Route 135 main entrance. "Upsurge" comes to Wellesley through Bob and Lynn Johnston ’64, who is a member of the College’s board of trustees.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Internationally known artist Radcliffe Bradley sets up his history-meets-expression art beginning today at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum.
The Davis Museum is rolling out a new exhibit today, featuring some a layered approach to art. “Memory as Medicine,” a comprehensive examination of the works of Atlanta-based artist Radcliffe Bradley, opens today at the Wellesley College Davis Museum. Here is the college’s press release on the artist and the exhibit, with event dates and times: WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents the Northeast premiere of Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine, the most comprehensive examination of works by the artist to date. The exhibition highlights Bailey’s ongoing experimentation and improvisation with different forms that draws inspiration from African art, his family’s past, world history and jazz. On view February 15 …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Making a $52,000 cut in Art staff leaves too few teachers to fill all the classes necessary.
After months of tinkering with the elementary Art schedule it appears the $52,000 savings anticipated by trimming classes from 50 to 45 minutes and cutting the equivalent of a .9 position is not realistic. Superintendent Bella T. Wong said this afternoon that it is impossible to make that kind of cut in staff and still be able to deliver Art classes to all the elementary schools. In fact, she said, a half-time position would have to be restored in order to arrange a schedule where an Art teacher is available in each building to teach when needed. That would leave a cut of just a .4 full time equivalent position, leaving School Committee members to wonder whether the small dollar amount in savings would be worth the compromise in …
Sunday, August 15, 2010
The Pan-Mass Challenge wraps up, a Wellesley College student creates an iPhone app, and youth baseball teams make deep runs into the SYBL playoffs.
The week opened with a report from the Massachusetts Marketplace Festival. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, this annual gathering of farmers and craftsmen brings people from all over the state. Everything from fine produce and herbs to unique copper creations and hand-spun angora wool was on sale at Wellesley's Elm Bank Estate. On Monday, columnist Rev. Kevin Crispell shared his thoughts about the poor – or, more specifically, immodest – fashion statements he observes among today's youth. "Thanks to Britney Spears etc.," he writes, "just about every teenage girl feels it is her God given right and God given directive to show her midriff and/or butt by wearing the least amount of clothes possible. Unfortunately, unless…
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Intern at Davis Museum built program to help users respond to art.
Opinions on what makes art "artistic" vary wildly, but with an upcoming iPhone application built by a local student, you can register your opinion on the subject. This application makes you the art critic by using your Apple iPhone to respond to the pieces housed in the Davis Museum. The Davis Museum, located on Wellesley College's campus, houses more than 10,000 works in its permanent collection, ranging from ancient to contemporary and including art from all over the world. The museum also includes four gallery spaces with changing exhibits. Each year, the museum hires a handful of interns to work in the museum for 10 weeks. These internships not only introduce the participants to the behind-the-scenes work at a museum, but also lets …