Join us as we explore the wide wide world of graphic design and its relationship to other design disciplines.

Doug Scott’s design work has won awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Society of Typographic Arts, Boston Hatch Awards, New York Art Directors Club, Boston Art Directors Club, Broadcast Designers Association and Bookbuilders of Boston. He has been a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts since 1974 and served on its national board of directors from 1989–1992. He currently runs a design practice doing book and identity design, and is consulting Art Director of Davis Publications, an art education publisher in Worcester, Massachusetts. Scott teaches graphic design, exhibition design, typography and graphic design history at the RISD and teaches graphic design and design history at the Yale School of Art. He has also taught at UMASS/Dartmouth, Northeastern, RIC and Connecticut College.

Internationally renowned performer and producer Daedelus presents a concert of cutting-edge electronic dance music.

Join us for an evening of Baroque music for the viola da gamba with Wheaton alumni, internationally renowned gambist Laura Jeppesen ’68 and emerging artist Thomas Conrad ’22, and Associate Professor of Music and Performance Zarina Irkaeva.  

Finnegan Shannon is a multidisciplinary artist whose work experiments with access and ableist assumptions. At Wheaton this semester, they will explore Alt text as poetry in an ongoing collaborative project with students. After the artist’s talk, Beard and Weil Galleries will be open for students to talk to Finnegan and hear more about joining the project.

Presented by the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program.

Visiting Assistant Professor Alexandra Lutkevich, leads the ensembles, and an accompanying band, in a program of music from across the globe: South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and USA.

Suggested donation $10.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, directed by Stephanie Burlington Daniels

Premiering on Broadway in 1996, RENT garnered international acclaim and won several awards, including The Pulitzer Prize for Drama and The Tony Award for Best Musical, and is based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme. The play follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. 

Tickets may be purchased online via the Watson Box Office
$15 general, $10 seniors/faculty/staff, $5 students

November 18th Talkback
The November 18th performance of RENT will be followed by a talkback session entitled:
The Intersectionality of Identities: RENT and Our Wheaton Community with Luis F. Paredes, Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Belonging, Stephanie Burlington Daniels, Professor of Theatre, Izzi King ’22, Choreographer for RENT, and the cast.

RENT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

For our inaugural 2023 Artist Residency, the Beard and Weil Galleries will be transformed into a studio workspace for two visiting artists, Bláithín Haddad and Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves. Haddad, who graduated from Wheaton in 2019, is working in printmaking and glass sculpture on ideas around immigration, belonging, and parasites. Greaves’ interdisciplinary practice is guided by metaphysics, network science, ethnobotany, and the granular analytics of poetic inquiry. She will be working with poetry, linguistics, and LEGOS this fall.

Drop-In Artist Studio Hours | weekly on Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Collaborative Workshop | October 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Closing Reception | October 13, 5:30–8:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 pm–5:00 pm & Thursday 1:00 pm–8:00 pm

We have boxes of brightly colored pencils, marking pens, hex codes, and seasonal fashions.  All of these give us access to color. But could it be that we are not seeing the whole picture in the color choices that are offered to us? The way many of us identify individual colors actually closes us off from the protean nature of color and from our abilities to interact with our color vision.  Color is not a thing; it is a relationship between. In this talk, artist Rosy Lamb shares her research into color as a responsive language we all can learn to speak by listening, and by attending to what our eyes see all around us.  Her reserach includes a prototype of a digital tool she is developing, which allows users to intuitively build relational colors using a similar methodology to pigment mixing.

Over the last half century, hip hop has taken over the world. Its beginning is marked by Cindy and Clive Campbell’s (aka DJ Kool Herc) legendary back-to-school party held in the Bronx on August 11, 1973. Since that time, hip hop has spread around the globe, lending its influence to innumerable spaces. Style is one of the most pervasive and visible manifestations of the culture, and twenty- first century fashion, from luxury labels to everyday dress, owes a debt to hip hop. Join Associate Curator Elizabeth Way to discuss her recent exhibition celebrating hip hop style at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Ms. Way will also discuss her curatorial specializations, impactful Black designers in American fashion and the historical evolution of fashion systems rooted in American slavery. 

The ensembles, under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor Alexandra Lutkevich, present a concert of works with orchestra, featuring visiting artist conductor Christopher Lowrey and soloists from Ensemble Altera: Clare Brussel, Andrew Brown, and Michael Garrepy.  Suggested donation $10.