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Two substantial collections of photography recently donated to Hobart and William Smith Colleges showcase both the private lives of ordinary people and major cultural turning points of the 20th century, as captured by some of the most celebrated and influential photographers of the past 100 years. The Agah Collection, a gift from Jim and Wendy

From painting and literature to comedy and country music, first-year students at HWS probed the making and meaning of a wide range of artistic media. In courses offered through the First-Year Seminar Program, students developed and practiced critical thinking and communication skills as they explored how creativity ripples across time, cultures and academic disciplines. Undertaking art

Thanks to the generosity of Richard A. Scudamore ’55, a fourth watercolor painting by renowned 20th century artist Arthur Dove has been added to The Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The Old Brick Plant, produced in 1937, is “Dove’s interpretation of his father’s former brick plant located just outside Geneva,” says Anna Wager, the

As a Blocker Fellowship recipient, Abbey Frederick ’20 studied abroad in Berlin, Germany during the spring of 2019 and conducted a cultural studies project on urban space through watercolor paintings and narrative storytelling. She documented her experiences through a blog. As an architectural studies major with English and writing colleagues minors, Frederick participated in the

Copenhagen is frequently ranked as one of the world’s most livable, green and best-designed cities. While studying abroad in Denmark through DIS Copenhagen, environmental studies and studio art double major Isabella Pardales ’21 is immersing herself in their characteristically sustainable design, policy and culture. “Experiential learning is a key component of classes in Copenhagen,” Pardales

We asked faculty who received tenure this year to answer the question: What has been the idea you’ve spent your career investigating or exploring, and why? Here are their responses. Gabriella D’Angelo, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture  Architecture’s ability to empower all people, to confront issues, to elicit conversations and to move beyond ego in playful overtures

A gallery talk and reception will close the most recent Davis Gallery exhibit that showcases the work of faculty in the Department of Art, Art History and Architecture. Their pieces include fine art, architectural and applied work demonstrating the breadth of creative practices and ideas in the Hobart and William Smith community. This year, students

A William Smith alum and a faculty member each debuted original theatre at the 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival which ran through Sept. 21. Katherine Marino ’12 brought “A Show with Cookies” to the Fringe stage while Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth premiered “Dashboard Dramas VI.” Marino is presenting an encore performance Sunday, Sept. 29 at

The artwork of Jonas Wood ’99 has been hanging on gallery and museum walls for years, but thanks to a collaboration with French fashion house and luxury retailer Louis Vuitton, it will now hang around the necks of fashionistas around the world. The Louis Vuitton x Jonas Wood textile collection of scarves, shawls and stoles features Wood’s reinterpretations

In an interview with Photography of China, Holly Roussell ’10 discusses her work as an independent curator, museologist and art historian specializing in photography and contemporary art from Asia. Recalling her introduction to the photographic landscape in China, Roussell describes in the interview her first visit to China in 2008 as a student at HWS: