Saturday, April 27, 2013
Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a leading funder of international studies, Wellesley alum, and well-traveled philanthropist passed away at age 106.
A member of the Wellesley College community, for whom one of its buildings, passed away earlier in the week. On Tuesday, she passed away in her Hobe Sound, Fla. home with her family. She was 106 years old, and believed to be the oldest Wellesley College alumna. She also served on the College's board of Trustees from 1984 to 2002, according to a Wellesley College obituary. The Wall Street Journal reports that she has early memories of advocating for women's suffrage, and had a keen desire to travel. She made more than 30 trips to Russia, specifically the Caucasus region, and joined a group of anthropologists traveling the region on horseback in 1929. She was the college's biggest donor, giving the college over $50 million in her life …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Radcliffe Bradley’s exhibit began earlier this week.
With internationally-recognized artist Radcliffe Bailey in Wellesley opening his new exhibit “Memory as Medicine,” media outlets have taken notice. Bailey took a moment to chat with WBUR’s Anthony Brooks about what his exhibit means to him. Brooks compares the work to that of jazz, describing it as the confluence of “memory, history and stories.” There’s an accompanying podcast as well. “Memory as Medicine” will be on display at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum through May 6.
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 …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Wellesley Community Art Project aims to transform the downtown square, one vacant store at a time.
From far way, the property that used to house Rugged Bear looks like an empty storefront. It’s become a sad hallmark of Wellesley Square over the course of the last year: An inviting sign hanging above the locked door of a vacant lot. Take a few steps closer, though, and you’ll see that the space is quietly being occupied. Along the windowsill at the old Rugged Bear location, 34 Central St., are nine sculptures designed by Wellesley College students. The sculptures, dresses hung up on mannequins, are made from a variety of materials: glue, old newspapers, recycled T-shirts, food wrappers, plastic bags, soda bottles and even used cigarettes. It’s part of the Wellesley Community Art Project (WCAP), which is one of the many initiatives under …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Your daily roundup of news and events.
1. The Wellesley High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams will take part in Dig Pink, a national fundraising effort to raise money for breast cancer research. The players will wear pink in their games against Newton North. Both games begin at 4 p.m. 2. There will also be a bake sale at the High School from 2 to 6 p.m. to coincide with the fundraising effort. 3. Outside the gym, it will be rainy, according to the National Weather Service. There will be showers today, mainly after 2 p.m. 4. Wellesley College’s Davis Museum reopens today. The museum will host an event, Fall Celebration, where guests can view the new exhibitions: Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy and Global Flora: …