Unitarian Universalist Worship Circle


Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4:15pm
Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room

Seeking a time to practice wonder, connect with each other, and re-connect with yourself? All are welcome to join us for our Unitarian Universalist worship circles.

Our gatherings may vary from week to week, but we will always light the chalice, share words of inspiration, have a moment of silent meditation, and light candles of joys and concerns. We may share a ritual, be invited into a spiritual practice, have a discussion, or do some journaling or art. Be a regular or drop in when you can.



Beth DeSombre CD Release Concert


Friday, September 23, 2016 - 8:00pm
Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Reception Area, Houghton Chapel Multi Faith Room

Beth DeSombre plays a concert to celebrate the release of her CD, I Was Here.  



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



Art, Activism, and Immigration

Julio Salgado Lecture


Monday, September 19, 2016 - 4:30pm
Wang Campus Center Tishman Commons (105)

Julio Salgado is an undocumented, queer artist/activist and co-founder of DreamersAdrift.com. Using visual art and social media, Salgado captures the stories of undocumented youth and their efforts to confront issues of racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, capitalism, and militarism in the U.S. immigration system. His influential art—including his “Undocumented Apparel” and “I am Undocuqueer” poster campaigns and his collaborative YouTube series, “Undocumented and Awkward”—have helped shape the public narrative of the undocumented youth movement. Salgado’s work has gained significant media coverage and scholarly attention across disciplines. His lecture will focus on what he and other artists call “artivism” in movement organizing. Part of the lecture will discuss how artivism has played a role in the undocumented youth movement’s radicalization from its initial campaign for the Dream Act (using largely assimilationist rhetoric and images) to current tactics that challenge the layers of structural violence in the U.S. immigration system and build solidarity with other groups organizing against state violence (including queer and transgender activists and the growing Movement for Black Lives).



Museum Hours (2014)

Film Series: Museums in Motion


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

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)

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.



The Great Museum (2014)

Film Series: Museums in Motion


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

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)

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.



Russian Ark (2002)

Film Series: Museums in Motion


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

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)

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.

 


National Gallery (2014)

Film Series: Museums in Motion


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

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)

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.



Anni Albers Curatorial Gallery Talk

Connections Exhibition


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
Gerald and Marjorie Schechter Bronfman Gallery

In 1984, textile designer and printmaker Anni Albers published Connections – a set of nine silkscreens that evoke pivotal moments in her prolific career and whose dates of creation span nearly six decades. Each print reflects her life as a designer, from the time she spent at the Bauhaus with husband, Josef, to her career as a teacher after fleeing Nazi Germany, and to the years after Josef’s death. Albers grew an affinity for textiles while in school, finding it to be an art with the perfect amount of freedom and discipline. She was the first textile artist to be honored at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1949, and was a key figure in the return of textiles as an appreciated form of art. Albers’ nontraditional approach to her masterpieces has inspired several successful novels for artists eager to assimilate her groundbreaking concept of design.

Exhibition curator Claire Whitner will address her autobiographical silkscreen series at the Davis Museum in relation to her career as a designer in a curatorial talk.



WellesleyPlus Seminar


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:30pm
Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room

WelllesleyPlus seminar