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Everyone and I, by Playwright Elizabeth Scanlon ’99, Premieres at Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Posted March 21, 2013

Everyone and I, a new work by playwright Elizabeth Scanlon ’99, premieres next week as part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Taking audiences back to 1959, Everyone and I will offer a glimpse into renowned poet Frank O’Hara’s writing of his elegiac poem, “The Day Lady Died”— a reaction to the […]

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 Earns Federal Government’s Top Honor for Achievement in Humanities

Posted April 14, 2011
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Historian and Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust ’68 has been selected to deliver the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, characterized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as “the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.” Faust will give the lecture, titled “Telling War Stories: Reflections […]

Hirshhorn Mounts Retrospective of Work by Anne Truitt ’43

Posted December 14, 2009
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The late Anne Truitt ’43 (1921-2004) is the subject of a major exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of modern and contemporary art. The exhibition, titled “Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection,” opened in October and will run through Jan. 3. Read more»

Exhibition on women’s colleges opens Monday with discussion of Bryn Mawr campus life through the decades

Posted February 27, 2009
Photograph of Parade Night, 1911, from the Bryn Mawr College Special Collections

The new exhibition “The Very Best Thing in a Girl’s Life”: Early Women’s Colleges in Fiction and Fact draws on the Bryn Mawr College library’s large collection of turn-of-the-century fiction about college girls, and on scrapbooks, diaries, and correspondence from some of Bryn Mawr’s earliest graduates. Read more »