Wellesley College Friends of Art
Join Wellesley College's Friends of Art for several upcoming, exclusive events this spring!
April 17 6PM The Morgan Library: Peter Hujar: The Speed of Life
Led by Joel Smith, Curator of Photography
The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) were rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely
connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His mature career chronicled the public unfolding of gay life in the 1970s, the outward decline and inner life of New York City and his life’s journey from youth to his confrontation with mortality.
The exhibition presents 140 photographs, ranging from his artistic beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later. Our tour will be held when the museum is closed to the public.
Cost: $40 for members; $30 for young alumnae members (2008–17). Please note that, as space is limited, membership will be required to attend this event. RSVP here.
May 3 at 7pm Williamsburg: Visit to an Artist's Loft
Led by Artist Paige Stevenson
Join us for a tour and wine reception at the home and collection of artist Paige Stevenson, known as
"The House of Collection." The space, where Paige has lived since 1989, is a 21st-century cabinet of curiosities in the form of a 2,000-square-foot loft.
Cost: $15 for young alumnae up to 15 years out (Wellesley Class of 2003–17) and $25 for all others. We encourage members and non-members alike to join us at this special event!
We encourage you to reserve your tickets soon as space is limited!
Email NewYorkFoA@gmail.com to rsvp.