In which I explain why self-care in the arts matters to me.
(This was originally written as a justification of a purchase for an object collected by the Davis Museum. The full text may be found by viewing the object file. This is part of a Monthly Series of focusing on Female Artists by Claire Milldrum.) In the 18th century, women faced particularly difficult challenges to build […]Read Post ›
(This is an edited version of a justification of an acquisition at the Davis Museum. The original can be found in the object file for 2014.127.1-.7. The works were on display at the Davis from Sept 16 to Dec 13 2015 and are part of a book edited by Dr. Claire Whitner.) Käthe Kollwitz (born 1867 in […]Read Post ›
A Joshua Reynolds painting at the Davis Museum recently had a symposium on its research. Here’s a bit of back story of the preliminary research.
During the holidays it is customary for us in the States to make our seasonal sojourns home, either to families and friends or simply to have a short respite from the work of our everyday lives. Considering the home is how I first fell in love with the study of architecture and I still find domestic architecture […]Read Post ›
This is the first installment of a series we are trying at the Female Gaze where we revisit the first essays related to Art History that we wrote. I originally came to Wellesley thinking I would be a Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies double major, but took Writing in Art History for my first-year […]Read Post ›
Although I have always considered myself a Bostonian, I have never lived in the city proper-until now.
Throughout my undergraduate career, I have had very few academic experiences that fundamentally changed the way that I saw the world and myself in it (I could probably count that number on one hand). However, one such event occurred last spring in my Disneyland seminar: when I was introduced to the philosophies of Modernism and Postmodernism. […]Read Post ›
Author’s note: This article is excerpted from my independent study project that I undertook for my art history major in my senior year at Wellesley College. My project involved researching nineteenth-century sculptor Anne Whitney, who had close connections with Wellesley, and I produced catalog entries for seven of her sculptures that the College is home […]Read Post ›