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Exhibition: Hanging with the Old Masters

Davis Museum Reinstallation


October 1, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Location: Harold and Estelle Newman Tanner Gallery

Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries, the fifth floor of the Davis Museum will become a laboratory for the exploration of the curatorial reinstallation process. One wall will be lined with 3D models of the Davis Museum and will afford visitors, students, and faculty alike transparent access to the reinstallation process. The other three walls of the exhibition will be devoted to understanding the curatorial process through Old Master paintings. Issues and concerns?including questions of display, conservation, and aesthetics?that inform whether an individual work of art will be included in the reinstallation will be demystified for the viewer.

Co-curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs/Senior Curator of Collections, and Claire Whitner, Associate Curator. Presented with generous support from the Sandra Cohen Bakalar ?55 Fund and the Glimcher Fund.
 
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm

 


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Consenses

Festival of the Senses


November 17, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Location: Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

Wellesley Opening: November 17, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
On View to Wellesley community and the general public: November 18-25

Hours:
weekdays 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
weekends 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Consenses' founder, Sally Taylor, has engaged artists from around the world, of every medium and genre, and brought them together by asking them to interpret one another's artwork in the vein of a game of "Telephone" and express it in their own medium. For example: a musician interprets a photo, a dance interprets their song, a painter interprets the dance, a perfumer interprets the painting, a poet interprets the perfume, and so on?until all five senses are represented.

None of the artists are privy to the identities of the other participants so that they are not influenced by what they know of the styles of the other well-known artists. Consenses has enlisted more than 140 artists from 23 countries, representing a variety of disciplines. Included are James Taylor, Carly Simon, John Huba, Jimmy Buffet, Honor Moore, Jennifer Nettles, Patrick Corbin, and many more.

Each project results in a chain of work, and 22 chains have been created.  Eight were interpreted by Boston-based set designers who constructed individual showcases for the Consenses exhibition. A ninth chain, featuring the music of Ben Taylor and photograph by Janet Woodcock, will be created by the Wellesley College Theatre Department and will debut at the opening of the November installation. There are 13 additional Chains that are viewable on tablets as video compilations throughout the exhibition.

About Sally

Sally Taylor is an artist and musician. In 1998, reluctant to sign to a major record label, she formed her own, ambitiously producing and recording three albums (Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S & Shotgun). She and a 5-piece band toured 180 days of the year. She thrived on the production elements of running a label and the creative elements of writing, recording, and performing. When she retired from the road at age 30 she moved to Boston and began teaching music. She is currently taking time off from The Berklee College of Music to work exclusively on Consenses. In this effort she is dedicated to enlarging the scope of artistic collaboration, the recognition of art as a journey, and the exploration of human perception.

Consenses Workshops

All workshops will be conducted in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, in the rooms noted. Wellesley students may attend at no charge with preregistration; please email Holly Kapinos to reserve your space. Other guests may purchase workshop tickets at Consenses.org:

10:00, Room 104: Silence Speaks with singer/songwriter Kori Withers

11:00 am, Room 413: Not Just Another Pretty Picture with photographer Michael Zide

2:00 pm, Room 413: Word & Pictures with quilt designer Fae Kontje Gibbs

3:00 pm, Room 413: Movement, Mark-Making & Mindfulness with sculptor Kim Bernard

7:30 pm, Room 413: Seeing Through New Eyes with actress Eliza Ryan

 

 


Events


Hour of Code


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 2nd floor vendor area adjacent to Post Office

Participate in the world-wide event of "Hour of Code". Organized as part of the Computer Science Education week, this event has the purpose to encourage everyone to try to code for a few minutes or up to an hour. Wellesley students who have taken Computer Science courses will be at hand to help with everyone that would like to try. There is a ''challenge" for the residence hallswho get the most students to try it, as well as daily raffle prizes for participants.

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Hour of Code


Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 2nd floor vendor area adjacent to Post Office

Participate in the world-wide event of "Hour of Code". Organized as part of the Computer Science Education week, this event has the purpose to encourage everyone to try to code for a few minutes or up to an hour. Wellesley students who have taken Computer Science courses will be at hand to help with everyone that would like to try. There is a ''challenge" for the residence hallswho get the most students to try it, as well as daily raffle prizes for participants.

Events


Hour of Code


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 2nd floor vendor area adjacent to Post Office

Participate in the world-wide event of "Hour of Code". Organized as part of the Computer Science Education week, this event has the purpose to encourage everyone to try to code for a few minutes or up to an hour. Wellesley students who have taken Computer Science courses will be at hand to help with everyone that would like to try. There is a ''challenge" for the residence hallswho get the most students to try it, as well as daily raffle prizes for participants.

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Sally Taylor and Consenses

Consenses

Festival of the Senses


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Location: Tishman Commons

Wellesley Opening: November 17, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
On View to Wellesley community and the general public: November 18-25

Hours:
weekdays 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
weekends 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Consenses' founder, Sally Taylor, has engaged artists from around the world, of every medium and genre, and brought them together by asking them to interpret one another's artwork in the vein of a game of "Telephone" and express it in their own medium. For example: a musician interprets a photo, a dance interprets their song, a painter interprets the dance, a perfumer interprets the painting, a poet interprets the perfume, and so on…until all five senses are represented.

None of the artists are privy to the identities of the other participants so that they are not influenced by what they know of the styles of the other well-known artists. Consenses has enlisted more than 140 artists from 23 countries, representing a variety of disciplines. Included are James Taylor, Carly Simon, John Huba, Jimmy Buffet, Honor Moore, Jennifer Nettles, Patrick Corbin, and many more.

Each project results in a chain of work, and 22 chains have been created.  Eight were interpreted by Boston-based set designers who constructed individual showcases for the Consenses exhibition. A ninth chain, featuring the music of Ben Taylor and photograph by Janet Woodcock, will be created by the Wellesley College Theatre Department and will debut at the opening of the November installation. There are 13 additional Chains that are viewable on tablets as video compilations throughout the exhibition.

About Sally

Sally Taylor is an artist and musician. In 1998, reluctant to sign to a major record label, she formed her own, ambitiously producing and recording three albums (Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S & Shotgun). She and a 5-piece band toured 180 days of the year. She thrived on the production elements of running a label and the creative elements of writing, recording, and performing. When she retired from the road at age 30 she moved to Boston and began teaching music. She is currently taking time off from The Berklee College of Music to work exclusively on Consenses. In this effort she is dedicated to enlarging the scope of artistic collaboration, the recognition of art as a journey, and the exploration of human perception.

Consenses Workshops

All workshops will be conducted in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, in the rooms noted. Wellesley students may attend at no charge with preregistration; please email Holly Kapinos to reserve your space. Other guests may purchase workshop tickets at Consenses.org:

10:00, Room 104: Silence Speaks with singer/songwriter Kori Withers

11:00 am, Room 413: Not Just Another Pretty Picture with photographer Michael Zide

2:00 pm, Room 413: Word & Pictures with quilt designer Fae Kontje Gibbs

3:00 pm, Room 413: Movement, Mark-Making & Mindfulness with sculptor Kim Bernard

7:30 pm, Room 413: Seeing Through New Eyes with actress Eliza Ryan

 

 


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Zadie Smith

Distinguished Writers Series


Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:30pm
Location: Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East

About the Distinguished Writers Series

The Distinguished Writers Series reminds us that reading, writing, conversation, and laughter are related arts. The Newhouse Center venue is intimate and the format is simple: The writers read, have a conversation with a faculty member, and then engage in an open dialogue with the audience.

About Zadie Smith

Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. She read English at Cambridge, graduating in 1997. Her acclaimed first novel, White Teeth (2000) won a number of awards and prizes, including the Guardian First Book Award, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best First Book), and two BT Ethnic and Multicultural Media Awards (Best Book/Novel and Best Female Media Newcomer). White Teeth has been translated into over twenty languages. Her tenure as Writer in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Arts resulted in the publication of an anthology of erotic stories entitled Piece of Flesh (2001). In 2013, Zadie Smith's short story, The Embassy of Cambodia was published in the United Kingdom as a stand-alone story in book form, selling in excess of 40,000 copies in the first year of publication. Zadie Smith's second novel, The Autograph Man (2002), a story of loss, obsession and the nature of celebrity, won the 2003 Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Fiction. In 2003 and 2013 she was named by Granta magazine as one of 20 'Best of Young British Novelists'. On Beauty was published in 2005, and won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. She has also written a nonfiction book about writing entitled Fail Better (2006). Her book, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays, came out in 2009. Her novel, NW (2012) was named as one of the New York Times '10 Best Books of 2012.'

Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of Creative Writing at New York University.


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Chamber Music Society Fall Concert #1

David Russell and Jenny Tang, Directors


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
Location: Jewett Art Center Auditorium

Founded in 1958, The Chamber Music Society of Wellesley College provides an opportunity for interested instrumentalists and vocalists to prepare and perform works for small ensembles. Each chamber group receives weekly coachings from a member of the Wellesley College Music Department, and performs on one of several concerts held at the ends of each semester.

Additional performances are scheduled as follows:

December 4 at 7:00 PM in Pendleton Salon, PNW 220

December 7 at 4:00 PM in Jewett Auditorium

December 8 at 7:00 PM in Pendleton Salon, PNW 220


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Collegium Musicum Fall Concert

A New Year's Gift - Tom Zajac, Director


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 8:00pm
Location: Houghton Chapel Upper Chapel

This emsemble of singers and instrumentalists playing beautiful historic instruments will be performing music from the 15th-century France, Burgundy and England. It was a custom in late-medieval Europe to give a gift to your loved one on New Years Day, sort of a cross between Christmas and St. Valentine's Day. We will explore the beautiful songs and poetry that were sometimes presented as gifts instead of objects.


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Theatre: Artie Shaw and His Cinderella

Theatre Staged Reading


Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: Alumnae Hall Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre (111)

Artie Shaw was a bandleader, clarinetist, precision marksman, expert fly fisher, composer, World War II veteran, and writer in the booming swing era of the 1930’s and 40’s. Born May 23, 1910 in New York, he was the only child of Jewish immigrants from Russia and Austria. At 15 years old, shortly after picking up the clarinet for the first time, he quit school to pursue music. Once he formed a permanent band, his music blended jazz, classical, Afro-Cuban influences, and string arrangements into a style that was all his own. At the height of his career Shaw tried to hire Billie Holiday as the band’s vocalist, and while she decided not to stick around, one of Shaw’s greatest hits “Any Old Times” came out of the temporary partnership. Known as the “King of Clarinet” and for calling his fans “morons” for that title (King of Swing, please), Shaw was both a virtuosic composer and outspoken public figure.

Aside from his music, Shaw was infamous for his romantic liaisons. He was married a total of eight times to many high profile women including actresses Lana Turner and Ava Gardner. His more stable relationship with writing came to fruition in his autobiography, The Trouble with Cinderella: An Outline of Identity, which was published in 1952. During the following two decades he published two collections of short stories.

Artie Shaw and His Cinderella by Joan Martin Burke, and directed by Lois Roach, Lecturer in Theatre Studies, is part of the Fall 2014 New Works Series. In the play, our notorious bandleader, Artie Shaw, has just died. He finds himself detained in a bare, drab room adjacent to the Main Room, awaiting assignment to his final destination. When he learns that his fate is to be decided by the votes from his eight ex-wives, his chances of reaching the Main Room are in real jeopardy. Will he make it or not?

Please join us for the post-performance talkback and reception. 

All New Works Series shows are free and open to the public, through the generous support of the Ruth Nagel Jones '42 Endowed Fund for the Black Box Theatre.