Looking for some reading? Witness a true Bennington collaboration as sculpture faculty, Jon Isherwood, interviews sculpture tech, John Umphlett MFA ’99 about his work in the most recent issue of Sculpture Magazine.
Faculty member Allen Shawn speaks to Tablet about his new biography: Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician, wherein he examines Bernstein’s life and career and draws a picture of what distinguished Bernstein’s music, how Jewishness affected his world view, and the reasons Bernstein’s oeuvre didn’t register in Shawn’s own musical education—and why it should have. Listen in.
Throwback Thursday! A peek into how Bennington advertised in the early 1950’s.
The Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award is back for its second year. The award was conceived by parents of a Bennington alumna to honor an alumna/alumnus, faculty, or staff member, or a Bennington community member who has contributed to their community by way of their innovative leadership style. The chosen honoree will receive a $5,000 award and will be invited to campus in the spring of 2015 to meet with students.
Last year, Holly Block ’80 was the inaugural recipient of the award for her work in the arts. To learn more about Holly’s work check out her conversation with Mariko during last year’s Senior Retreat.
Nominations are welcome until November 7, 2014. Please submit a nomination here!
Dickinson is up and running! Check out this great post from the Bennington Postbac Tumblr….
The first Science Workshop of the fall term last Friday was a Meet & Greet. Faculty created a Human Scavenger Hunt as a fun way for students to introduce themselves to them and each other. Hints included:
- Someone from west of the Mississippi
- Owns a chicken named Beyoncé
- Plays softball
- Presented their research at Science Workshop
It was a hit! And the prize for the winners?: Launching faculty’s homegrown zucchini with the Physics Lab trebuchet. #scienceisfun
Calling all Bennington alumni who live near Ontario: Join alum Deborah Arnold ’64 for the opening of her exhibition!
It’s not too late…
The online alumni class, Portraying Conflict, has already begun but you have until Friday to register! Anthropology faculty, Noah Coburn, will be guiding the class through a range of content discussing the history of instability in Afghanistan. In true Bennington fashion, there is a weekly online discussion about the assigned readings and videos as well as a weekly chat with Noah.
The class runs until October 20th and there is a registration fee of $90. Learn more and register here!
Take a listen to this essay by Nancy Jainchill MFA ’13 about finding truth and a sense of place. Read during Roundtable on WAMC.
In the spirit of a new term, we will take a trip back to the curriculum of days past. Check out the classes offered in the mid 1970’s by Ron Cohen (still a faculty member), Milford Graves, Pat Adams (came back for a VALS lecture in 2013 and had work in the Abstraction show in Usdan this summer), Isaac Witkin, Brower Hatcher, and Gunnar Schonbeck. What a crew!
New Student Orientation on Common’s Lawn!