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The HWS Update

HWS faculty members honor three of their colleagues for their work as educators, scholars and community leaders. Last year, the celebration of faculty awards was disrupted due to the pandemic, but this spring, alongside the 2020 Commencement exercises, Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Gabriella D’Angelo and Instructor of

The Worn exhibit, which examines the social and political history of jewelry, has opened at the Solarium Gallery at Houghton House and will be on display through March 1. Curated by artists and jewelers Andrea Miller and Amelia Toelke, the Worn exhibit that recently opened at the Solarium Gallery at Houghton House includes multimedia pieces

A documentary profile of award-winning printmaker and Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth appears this month on the Rochester area public television station. Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth is featured in a documentary “Now This” which began airing periodically on WXXI on Jan. 9. A counterpart to

On Jan. 28, Art Director Brooke Leboeuf ’01, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Angelique Szymanek, artist and member of the Heron Clan of the Seneca Nation G. Peter Jemison L.H.D. ’20 and gallery owner and founder Dave Kimelberg will participate in a discussion about the first Native American-owned commercial art gallery in the country.

Described by the Association for Asian Studies as a “triumph of intertextual and intervisual methods in gender studies,” Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard is the winner of the 2020 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize (China). Blanchard’s book Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire: Gender and Interiority in Chinese Painting and Poetry analyzes images

A new gift from journalist George Stephanopoulos adds approximately 650 new items to the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, bringing depth and breadth to his 2019 donation of politically and historically significant photographs. To date, the appraised value of Stephanopoulos’ donations totals nearly $3 million. “The Stephanopoulos Collection captures some of the most important

Art and politics come together in a series of events hosted by the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. Crafting Democracy features a fiber arts exhibit, a handmade zine and a virtual discussion with the artists. Clarence A. “Dave” Davis ’48 Visual Arts Curator Anna Wager explains that crafting — think quilting, weaving, sewing, crocheting and

Clarence A. “Dave” Davis Jr. ’48, whose generosity and vision have transformed the Colleges’ visual arts facilities and operations, passed away earlier this month. Davis was born on Sept. 2, 1925 and graduated from Lafayette High School in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1943. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he enrolled at Hobart College as part

Starting this fall, Morgan Perry ’20 will pursue her master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania while teaching visual arts at Trinity School in Manhattan as a Penn Fellow with the Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR). Trinity School, a K-12 school, is one of the many partner institutions with the ISTR program, which pairs

In a museum, the preparator is responsible for the physical installation of an exhibit. In the practicum class taught by the Clarence A. “Dave” Davis ’48 Visual Arts Curator Anna Wager, students who had practiced their preparator skills with exhibits featuring Amanda Maciuba, Sarita Zaleha and Areca Roe were scheduled to design and hang the spring student