2013 Issue 2

JOSH LERNER ’00: PAINTING DEMOCRACY’S VIBRANT CANVAS

  Every four years, Americans participate in one of the great rituals of democracy: the presidential election.  But to Josh Lerner ’00, democracy is a vastly more vibrant canvas, with opportunities for citizens to exercise their voices on questions ranging from, yes, who represents them in the White House to whether a neighborhood should repair…

FINESSING FOOD ALLERGIES: AMANDA SNYDER ’00

Amanda Snyder ’00

  By Nancy Fontaine It’s the end of a busy day. You rush into the kitchen with a bag of groceries after having spent many long and frustrating minutes examining food labels because the kids have allergies. They start fighting in the next room because they’re hungry and tired, as are you. The kitchen is…

Stone Family Women: A Continuum

Sarah ’79 from her Olla Podrida

  When Sarah Stone Maynard ’79 P’11 learned that her niece, Hannah Stone ’15, would join the Wesleyan family, she realized that this gave the Stone family an unusual legacy: three generations of women who attended Wesleyan as undergraduates, hailing back to its first era of coeducation (graduating classes from 1876–1912).  In conversations with her…

From the Vault: Highlight From the Davison Art Center Collection

Marguerite Gérard (French, 1761-1837) after Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806). To the Genius of Franklin (Au Génie de Franklin), 1778. Etching. Second of two states. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1996.24.1. R.J. Phil

    In 1778, the 17-year-old Marguerite Gérard (1761–1837) completed an ambitious etching celebrating the American scientist and diplomat Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790). Titled To the Genius of Franklin (Au Génie de Franklin), this print presents Franklin seated in the clouds, dressed in classical robes, surrounded by allegorical figures representing the American revolution and France’s role in…