Screening of Brave Ms. World


Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Jewett Art Center Auditorium

The Hillel Department at Wellesley College proudly presents Brave Miss World, a documentary/film that explores the sexual assault and perseverance of Linor Abargil.

In 1998, Linor Abargil was horrendously sexually assaulted at knifepoint by her travel agent. Abargil reported the rape to Italian authorities, who released her travel agent due to the lack of evidence. Abargil, knowing how unfair and wrong Italian authorities were handling her case, reported the crime to Israeli authorities. Her home country tricked her rapist into returning to Israel, and convicted him of rape. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Six weeks later, Linor Abargil competed in the Miss World competition and won. Knowing that her story could help other women, Abargil traveled the world talking to women who were dealing with traumatic sexual assault experiences. In the film, she encourages women to seek help and use their voices to fight for justice. If victims speak out, the silence and stigma associated with being a sexual assault victim would end.

This film has been featured on CNN and MSNBC, in the Chicago Tribune, Jezebel, and L.A. Times. The film was also nominated for a 2014 Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Linor Abargil and Cecilia Peck, the film’s director, will be joining via Skype.

This event was generously supported by the CLCE, SAAFE, SHES, Health/Wellness Center, Counseling Services at Stone Center, Women’s and Gender Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Jewish Studies, Campus Police, and the Office of the Latina Advisor.

Photo courtesy of www.BraveMissWorld.com



Jewett Arts Center Symposium Keynote

The Modern Campus at Mid-Century & Today


Friday, October 21, 2016 - 5:30pm
Jewett Art Center Auditorium

Wellesley College’s Art and Music Departments are happy to present a two-day symposium funded by the Getty Foundation “Keeping it Modern” Program and the Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos Fund. The conference will explore the history and preservation of mid-century modern buildings, with a focus on Wellesley College’s Jewett Art Center.

Paul Rudolph, an American architect who has designed buildings for Yale University and Colgate University, in 1958, designed the Jewett Art Center. Jewett represents Rudolph’s “tour de force” of integration with an existing style—in this case, pseudo-gothic. It is a masterful assimilation of modernist materials and structural framing into a surrounding Gothic setting. Clustered concrete aggregate columns, pointed aluminum skylights, and expansive bay windows repeat the motifs of nearby buildings using an updated, modernist idiom.

Known experts in architectural history, historic preservation, music, and landscape history will examine the cultural contexts, design strategies, and future uses of historic modern buildings on American college and university campuses. The conference will begin with a keynote presentation at 5:30pm on Friday October 21st and continue on Saturday with panels on a range of historical and contemporary issues. It is free and open to the public.



Film Series: Museums in Motion

The Great Museum (2014)


Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Collins Cafe, Collins Cinema

In honor of the Davis’s newly installed permanent collection galleries, uncover the secret life of museums through this selection of recent cinematic masterpieces.  These contemporary films pull back the curtain for a unique, behind-the-scenes view of museum activities and characters, both real and imagined.


Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift, and co-hosted by the Cinema and Media Studies department.


October 12 The Great Museum (Dir. Johannes Holzhausen, 2014)


Featuring unprecedented access to an influential and multi-faceted institution, The Great Museum reveals the inner-workings of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum.  As the camera follows the spacious rooms hosting some of the world's most valuable art works, director Johannes Holzhausen reveals a dynamic, reflective and fast-moving institution that's both adapting to the marketing and funding realities of the 21st-century while remaining faithful to its core mission. (Source: Kino Lorber)



On Tap Fall Show


Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium Foyer (200A), Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium (201)



The Diane Silvers Ravitch Lecture


Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium (201)



Film Series: Museums in Motion

Russian Ark (2002)


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:30pm
Collins Cafe, Collins Cinema

In honor of the Davis’s newly installed permanent collection galleries, uncover the secret life of museums through this selection of recent cinematic masterpieces.  These contemporary films pull back the curtain for a unique, behind-the-scenes view of museum activities and characters, both real and imagined.


Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift, and co-hosted by the Cinema and Media Studies department.

November 2: Russian Ark (Dir. Alexandr Sokurov, 2002)


Russian Ark is a unique journey through time and Russian history. Filmed entirely in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Sokurov's breathtaking film recreates 300 years of history and culture and is the first entirely unedited, single-take, full-length feature film. (Source: BFI)



Advancing Early Education Policy

Advancing Early Education Policy in the U.S.--WCW Lunchtime Seminar


Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:30pm
Wang Campus Center Meeting Room 413 by Elevator

The early years are important for children's growth and development, school readiness, and later life. Yet the United States still lacks a coordinated national policy. Drs. Robeson and Marshall will present the major issues facing young children and their families, discuss their research at local, state and national levels, and make recommendations for families, educators, and policy makers interested in advancing early childhood education policy.

Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), and Nancy L. Marshall, Ed.D., WCW associate director and senior research scientist, will offer this presentation. WCW Lunchtime Seminars 

· WCW Lunchtime seminars are free and open to the College community and the general public. 

· Bring your lunch, we'll provide tea and coffee. 

Most of the seminars are held at WCW's Cheever House location; this one will be held on campus.

Learn more at www.wcwonline.org/calendar



Film Series: Museums in Motion

National Gallery (2014)


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 6:30pm
Collins Cafe, Collins Cinema

In honor of the Davis’s newly installed permanent collection galleries, uncover the secret life of museums through this selection of recent cinematic masterpieces.  These contemporary films pull back the curtain for a unique, behind-the-scenes view of museum activities and characters, both real and imagined.

Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift, and co-hosted by the Cinema and Media Studies department.

November 16 National Gallery (Dir. Frederick Wiseman, 2014)

National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film. (Source: Zipporah Films)



MMUF NE Regional Conference- Saturday


Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 6:00am
Collins Cafe, Collins Cinema



Film Series: Museums in Motion

Museum Hours (2014)


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 6:30pm
Collins Cafe, Collins Cinema

In honor of the Davis’s newly installed permanent collection galleries, uncover the secret life of museums through this selection of recent cinematic masterpieces.  These contemporary films pull back the curtain for a unique, behind-the-scenes view of museum activities and characters, both real and imagined.

Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift, and co-hosted by the Cinema and Media Studies department.

November 30: Museum Hours (Dir. Jem Cohen, 2014)

Museum Hours is a mesmerizing tale of two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna's grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. Johann, a museum guard, spends his days silently observing both the art and the visitors. Anne, suddenly called to Vienna from overseas, has been wandering the city in a state of limbo. A chance meeting sparks a deepening connection that draws them through the halls of the museum and the streets of the city. Museum Hours is an ode to the bonds of friendship, an exploration of an unseen Vienna, and the power of art to both mirror and alter our lives. (Source: Cinema Guild)