Author Archives: Gabrielle Linnell

Robert Frost on Campus

From Harvard magazine, March-April 2014:

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Schumann on a Rainy Day

It’s a rainy Wednesday afternoon here on Wellesley and your delinquent ARTsee blogger is enjoying the sounds of the “Classical Music for a Rainy Day” playlist as she works. There’s something about a symphonic sound or a lyrical sonata that … Continue reading

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Pushkin: In Song and In Our Hearts

I loved you; and perhaps I love you still, The flame, perhaps, is not extinguished; yet It burns so quietly within my soul, No longer should you feel distressed by it. Silently and hopelessly I loved you, At times too … Continue reading

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Conversing with Artists in the Afternoon

One of the most incredible parts of the Wellesley experience is the intimacy to greatness the campus affords its community. That might sound a tad grandiose (okay, maybe a lot grandiose) but the kind of guests we receive — and … Continue reading

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Welcoming Mieke Bal to Campus

Like a train bursting out of a sleepy station, we’re out of the summer quiet and into the autumnal hum when one’s Wellesley calendar becomes a perpetual decision of trying to squeeze in as many events as one can try … Continue reading

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Ysaye Barnwell Comes to Wellesley

On Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm, Ysaye Barnwell comes to Wellesley as part of the  ongoing Art & Soul series for an event entitled “Building a Vocal Community.” I first learned about Sweet Honey in the Rock, the pioneering a cappella group … Continue reading

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The Art of John Ashbery at the Davis

That is the tune but there are no words. The words are only speculation (From the Latin speculum, mirror): They seek and cannot find the meaning of the music.  – John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror You know what’s better … Continue reading

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Make That Magical Music: Concert Series Announced for Fall

After the Newhouse Center released their list of upcoming fall events, I got curious about the Concert Series. Voila! The magical music begins to play in September. Being a once-and-always Medieval and Renaissance Studies Major, my ears perked up at … Continue reading

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T.S. Eliot in Summertime

Part of ARTsee’s recurring features includes “musings on the art-inflected life.” With the Composers’ Conference concluded and the burst of first-years expected in Orientation (just a few short weeks away!), the weather unexpectedly balmy and quiet, it seems like the … Continue reading

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Creative Genius on Campus: Newhouse Center Unveils Fall Line-Up

Fall is coming. Those words might not carry the same ominous significance as the words of House Stark in Game of Thrones. In fact, “Fall is coming” means just the opposite: the liveliness of a campus repopulated with students, excitement … Continue reading

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