Exciting New Season of Arts & Culture at Wellesley

September 13, 2013

Which events from Wellesley’s outstanding fall lineup interest you most? Browse our new and enhanced events web pages to explore the wide range of programs planned for the semester. Most events are free of charge and open to the public (unless otherwise noted).

With such a rich array of concerts, author readings, theatre performances, lectures, and art exhibitions—from a visit by Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee to a week of body music (featuring artists from the 2013 International Body Music Festival snapping, clapping, stepping, and singing the music)—you’ll want to attend them all!

To kick off the exciting season ahead, the Davis Museum presents Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja (Creatures), from which the attached image comes, the first multi-installation exhibition at a U.S. museum by the internationally acclaimed Finnish artist.

The opening is Wednesday, September 18, 2013, with a celebration in the Davis Lobby starting at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition is on view in the Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery, the Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Gallery, and the Joan Levin Freedman ’57 and Richard I. Freedman Gallery in the Davis.

Other exhibitions are open around campus as well, in the Davis, Jewett Arts Center, and Houghton Chapel.

The following week, the Distinguished Writers Series from the Newhouse Center for the Humanities launches on September 24 with poets

The same week, on September 26, the first performance of Wellesley’s Fall 2013 Concert Series, Early Music by Musicians from Aston Magna, launches another impressive season of professional music at Wellesley with a program of baroque chamber music, including pieces that entertained the cultural centers of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Lectures from many departments, on topics from 19th century Russian literary professionalism (September 17) to gender and genetics (September 23) to a perspective on monetary policy (October 2), to name a few, keep minds stimulated and conversation flowing.

Keep an eye on our events pages for upcoming and ongoing exhibitions, performances, talks, music, dance, and more!

Photo: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Marian Ilmestys — The Annunciation, 2010 (still)
3-channel projected HD installation | Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris | Copyright/photographer: © Jukka Rapo

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