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The HWS Update

Immersed in the comprehensive design process as students at HWS, four recent graduates are now thriving in the renowned master’s program at the Yale School of Architecture. In the HWS Architectural Studies Program, Isa Akerfeldt-Howard ’18, Christopher Cambio ’18, Claudia Carle ’19 and Zachary Felder ’18 learned not only the essential theory and praxis of

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

With her 2019–20 collection, “We Are the Blueprint,” artist Faithe Bey ’21 calls attention to all the ways Black women are the inspiration and standard-bearers for contemporary images of feminine beauty, style and culture in the U.S. The collection — which began with hyperrealist paintings of lips, hairstyles and nude bodies — was intended to

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

Professor of Art and Architecture Ted Aub’s bronze sculpture of suffragette and Civil War veteran Mary Walker, M.D. wasn’t created to grace the halls of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. But after a journey through Upstate New York, and thanks to Aub’s generous donation, the 18” portrait will soon have a new home in

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

Isabella Pardales ’21 is one of only 37 students in the nation to receive a prestigious 2020 scholarship from the Udall Foundation, which supports “future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields.” The foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations