The Windows Invitational is designed to engage artists in transforming the dramatic floor-to- ceiling windows that articulate the lobby of our signature Rafael Moneo building and its courtyard plaza. The 2019-2020 commission is by Alexandria Smith, Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art in London, formerly Assistant Professor of Painting at Wellesley College. Smith’s Seed to Harvest borrows its title from the “Patternist” series of novels by Octavia Butler, stories that explore themes of science fiction, humanity, and ethical and unethical uses of power.

Curated by Lisa Fischman, the Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director, and generously supported by Wellesley’s Friends of Art at the Davis, Seed to Harvest will remain on view for one year.