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What's happening in the Art Dept?


At a glance:

  • March 2024: registration for Art summer courses
  • March 7: Fall '24 Art Dept Course Preview event
  • March 25: deadline to apply for a 2023-24 Cole Alumnae Grant
  • March 2024: Wellesley News Opinions: Love Letter to Book Arts

See below for details!

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March 2024: open registration for Summer '24 Art courses

register online here

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The Art Department is running three summer session courses this year:
Drawing I, ARTS 105: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Photo I, ARTS 108/CAMS 138, Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri, 1:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
Digital Imaging, ARTS 221/CAMS 239, Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5:30 - 8:30 pm EDT
All 3 courses are being offered remotely. Only Wellesley College students are eligible to register for summer session '24 (no auditors, no students from outside institutions).
Get a jump start on your pre-requisites, finish off your major and distribution requirements, take a studio class when you have more time to focus on it. Spend your summer, wherever you are, doing ART! Register for a summer session class today.
Registration is open now; instructions are available through the Registrar and right here.
Email individual instructors for questions about their classes, or email art at Wellesley if you aren't sure who to contact!


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Thursday March 7, Fall 2024 Art Dept Course Preview

12:30 pm, Jewett Sculpture Court

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Join the Art Department for a Fall '24 course preview event! Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the Art Dept majors, minors, and all the courses being taught in the Art Dept this coming fall.

Come hang out with all your Art Dept faves, get ready to craft your perfect fall schedule, and, of course, eat some pizza.

Thursday March 7, 12:30 pm, Sculpture Court.

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Monday March 25: deadline to apply for 2023-24 Cole Alumnae Grant

apply online here

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The Alice C. Cole ‘42 Alumnae Grant is an award that provides project-based support to Wellesley College alumnae for the development, production, and exhibition of new work in painting or sculpture. The fund enables promising Wellesley College artist alumnae to set aside time for artistic development as well as to purchase materials, rent studio space, or access facilities for the creation of new projects. Award amounts vary considerably, but may be up to $5,000, depending on the proposed project and proposal and the number of awardees in any given cycle. Grant recipients are invited to present all or a portion of the supported work in an exhibition at the Jewett Art Gallery or other College-run gallery in the 2025-26 academic year.

Eligible applicants must be within 5 years of graduation from Wellesley College, or within 5 years of graduation from an art graduate program. Applicants must be actively practicing artists.

The deadline to apply to the cycle is March 25, 2024.

Applications are online through Slideroom. Contact art at wellesley with any questions.

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pub. March 6, 2024: Wellesley News Opinions: Love Letter to Book Arts

read the article online here

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Love this Opinions column by Wellesley News Senior Features Editor India Lacey! The piece talks about the way that a making-based course contributes to community, a new understanding of what books are and how they operate, and, at root, the transformative power of art. (And the transformative power of Book Studies Program Director Katherine Ruffin!)

Check it out!


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Coming Soon:

  • Spring '24 Frank Williams Visiting Artist
  • the 2024 Halverson lecture
  • closing reception for Redirections

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Questions? Email us!
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What's Happening in the Art Dept?

Oct. 13, 2023, Collins Cinema
May 5 - 20, 2023, all Art Dept exhibition spaces
Reception April 28, 5:00 pm, Davis Plaza
Symposium April 29, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Collins Cinema (program here)
Thursday April 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm on Zoom and in Collins Cinema
Friday March 24, 2023 at 11:00 am in the Jewett Auditorium
Tuesday April 4, 2023 at 5:15 pm on Zoom and in JAC 450
Saturday March 4, 2023 from 9 am - 5 pm on Zoom and in Collins Cinema

ARPIL 2022

Slade Graduate Applications due April 15

MARCH 2022

The Frank Williams Visiting Artist Series: Johanna Unzueta 
Friday, March 5, 2022 - Open to the Wellesley Community only

The Digital Image as Material ObjectJacob Gaboury
Monday, March 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm


The 2022 Dr. Ruth E. Morris Bakwin Class of 1919 Art Lecture: Professor D. Fairchild Ruggles
Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

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Breslin Bell, Juyon Lee
Jewett Art Gallery
Nov. 1 - Dec. 8, 2023
Sophia DeJesus-Sabella, Aspen Golann, Magdalena Pawlowski
Jewett Art Gallery
Sept. 5 - Oct. 20, 2023
all Art Dept exhibition spaces
May 5 - 20, 2023
Dell Marie Hamilton
Jewett Art Gallery
Jan. - March 19, 2023
students in Advanced New Media
Jewett Art Gallery
Dec. 8 - 14, 2022
students in Advanced Sculptural Practices
Jewett Art Gallery
Nov. 18 - 29, 2022
Mika Obayashi
Jewett Art Gallery
Sept. 6 - Oct. 28, 2022
all Art Dept exhibition spaces
May 6 - 27, 2022
Genevieve Cohn
Jewett Art Gallery
March 31 - April 14, 2022
N.E. Brown, Megan Hinton, Brooke Henderson Stewart
Jewett Art Gallery
January 24 - March 11, 2022
Guillermo Mena
Jewett Art Gallery
November 16 - December 22, 2021