CWS-Red Cross Blood Drive


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:00am
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)



Shabbat Dinner


Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room

You are cordially invited to join us for Friday evening Shabbat at 6PM  in the MFC and for a delicious dinner at 7PM at Billings Hall 3rd floor,  Hillel Lounge.



Exhibition: Charlotte Brooks at LOOK

1951 - 1971


Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:00am
Levine Gallery

Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951-1971 is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the career of one of the most important American female photographers from the postwar era. Best known for her work at Look magazine between 1951 and 1971, Brooks’ output represents a significant contribution to the visual history of the United States at mid-century. Developed around critical themes such as civil liberties and women’s rights, the exhibition includes vintage prints recently given to the Davis on behalf of Katherine Hall Page (Class of 1969).


Curated by Ileana Selejan, The Linda Wyatt Gruber ‘66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, the exhibition and publication are generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis and the Constance Rhind Robey '81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.

Museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm



Quidditch Opening Tournament


Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 8:00am
Keohane Sports Center PE and Recreation Field, Keohane Sports Center Upper Practice Field, Munger Meadow

Join the Whomping Wellesleys as they host the season's openning tournament for the Southern New England Quidditch Conference! 



Davis ReDiscovered Opening Celebration


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Davis Museum Lobby, Davis Museum Plaza

Join us as the Davis Museum kicks off its fall exhibition season with The Davis ReDiscovered Opening Celebration!

Visitors are invited to discover the Davis’ finest objects from across the globe, spanning more than four millennia of civilization, from recently conserved Mycenaean vessels to new acquisitions of art created in the 21st century. Beloved objects from the collections, like the “Wellesley Athlete,” find pride of place alongside lesser-known-works—some of which will be shown in the Davis for the very first time.

Special exhibitions will also be unveiled: Charlotte Brooks at LOOK 1951-1971, Annie Albers’ Connections, and Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson.

A lively reception will take place in the lobby of the Davis museum, complete with snacks, beverages, and a DJ! All are welcome; this event is free and open to the public.

 

The Davis ReDiscovered  is supported by generous individual gifts from Mildred Cooper Glimcher ’61 and Arnold B. Glimcher, Amy Batchelor ‘88, Kathleen B. Bissinger ’57, and Carol Grossman ’66; and by the Mellon Endowment for Academic Programs at the Davis Museum, The Mildred Cooper Glimcher ’61 Endowed Fund for the Curatorship of Contemporary Art, the Kemper Curator of Academic Programs at the Davis Museum Fund, Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis, the Helyn MacLean Endowed Program Fund for Contemporary and South Asian Art, the Alice S. Acheson Fund, the Wellesley College Museum Program Fund NEA Challenge, the James Wilson Rayen Gift, and in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 



Lituation


October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)



Freedom Project: Jonathan Haidt

Truth and Social Justice: How two incompatible social values are driving conflict and confusion in American universities


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

Many students and faculty across the U.S. hold truth and social justice as two sacred values, but what happens when they come into conflict with each other? Jonathan Haidt argues that truth is increasingly losing out to social justice and that this is detrimental to the liberal values that enable learning to flourish on campus.
 
Haidt's research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures—including the cultures of American progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, and spent most of his career (1995-2011) at the University of Virginia. He is currently the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at the NYU-Stern School of Business. where he is applying his research on moral psychology to business ethics, asking how companies can structure and run themselves in ways that will be resistant to ethical failures.
 
Haidt was named a “top 100 global thinker” in 2012 by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the 65 “World Thinkers of 2013” by Prospect magazine. He is the author of more than 90 academic articles and two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, and The New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.

 



Gallery Talk: Charlotte Brooks at LOOK


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 4:00pm
Levine Gallery

Ileana Selejan, Linda Wyatt Gruber '66 Curatorial Fellow at the Davis Museum, will lead a conversation about the Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951-1971 exhibition. This exhibit includes vintage prints of Charlotte Brooks’ work while she was the only woman photojournalist at LOOK magazine. Brooks’ output represents a significant contribution to the visual history of the United States at mid­-century. Selejan will provide an introduction to Charlotte Brooks’ life and work, and discuss the main themes and subjects of the Davis exhibition, including civil liberties and women's rights.

Photo above: Charlotte Brooks, Dr. Connie M. Guion, a 79-year-old female physician, examining a patient, 1958. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Katherine Hall Page (Class of 1969). 2016.73



Charlotte Brooks at Look, 1951–1971


September 28–December 18; Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Levine Gallery

This fall, the Davis Museum proudly presents Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951-1971. This exhibit includes vintage prints of Charlotte Brooks’ work while she was the only woman photojournalist at LOOK magazine.

Charlotte Brooks attended Brooklyn College and the University of Minnesota, where she studied sociology. After graduating, Brooks returned to New York to pursue a career in dance and photography. She assisted Gjon Mili, and became well versed in his Modernist style. In 1944, she was discovered by Roy Stryker, and joined his project at Standard Oil of New Jersey documenting in photographs the story of oil during World War II.

Known as a “sociologist with a camera,” Brooks documented changes happening in American life from 1951 until 1971. Health and science, education, families, urban and suburban issues, entertainment, racial conflicts, and women’s roles were a handful of topics Brooks covered in her photos. Most women photographers during the mid 1900s were strictly hired on a freelance basis. They were assigned to covering soft news and stories featured in sections generally dedicated to female readers. Brooks, however, thought of herself as “one of the guys.” Even though she was one of the few women photographers accepted in this male dominated field, she used her influence and position to ensure that it was more inclusive for future women photojournalists. In 1953, Brooks served as the secretary and vice-president for the American Society for Magazine Photographers, and during her tenure, fought to change the gender differential in pay and marginalization of women photographers.

Curated by Ileana Selejan, The Linda Wyatt Gruber ‘66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, the exhibition and publication are generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis and the Constance Rhind Robey '81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.

Photo above: Charlotte Brooks, Duke Ellington and band members playing baseball in front of their segregated motel ("Astor Motel") while touring in Florida, 1955. LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. 

Museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm



Picturing the Sixties

Photojournalism in the Age of Picture Magazines


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:30pm
Collins Cinema

Photographer, writer, director and professor John Shearer will join Annie Segan, daughter of renowned photographer Arthur Rothstein, for a panel discussion on picture stories, photojournalism, and political change to be moderated by Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography Ileana Selejan. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Charlotte Brooks at LOOK, 1951-1971 exhibition, currently on view at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College.

Despite being discriminated against, and disparaged, Shearer covered civil rights marches and race riots in the South and was the only photographer allowed inside the Attica Correctional Facility during the infamous prison riot of 1972. Shearer has captured many well-known events, including Muhammad Ali’s first fight versus Joe Frazier, and his first defeat of his pro career, but his most iconic photograph was that of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father’s casket. As the second African American staff photographer at Life – only after Gordon Parks, a man Shearer modeled his career goals after – and one of the youngest photographers hired by a major publication at only seventeen, he has won 175 awards in photography across the nation, including Photographer of the Year in 1972. Shearer’s work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and more.

Annie Segan, an oral historian, writer, editor, curator, and multi-media artist, will provide insight based on her knowledge of art and social change, as well as the work of her father Arthur Rothstein, a photographer famous for his capture of rural, destitute America during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, and a man who John Shearer often said was “like [his] second father”.

photo above: Charlotte Brooks, Cuban singer La Lupe performing in New York City, 1970 (detail). Gelatin silver print. Gift of Katherine Hall Page (Class of 1969). 2016.79