Alumna Rolland’s catalog available – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Alumna Rolland’s catalog available

Copies of the catalog researched and written by Christine Rolland '76, for a recent exhibition in Tonnerre, France, can now be ordered by mail.

The exhibition, organized by the town government, was in honor of one of the most extraordinary people born there, the Chevalier d'Éon (1728-1810) — now known mostly because he spent 45 years living as a man — lawyer, author, royal censor, diplomat, secret agent and military hero — and the next 35 years as a woman, likely with the king's blessing and support.

An art major better known as Pixie Buckingham during her time at HWS, Rolland was a member of the basketball and field hockey teams and completed an honors project. She later earned her Ph.D. in art history from the University of California-Santa Barbara and now lives in Normandy with her husband and two children.

Both the order form and catalog are in French and English; details are available here.