Colleges Celebrate Gearan Center Opening

On Saturday, Jan. 23, Hobart and William Smith celebrated the grand opening of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, an extraordinary 65,000-square-foot facility that brings together music, dance, theatre and media and society in a unified academic space for the first time in HWS history. "The performing arts have long been a vital part of the liberal arts education available at Hobart and W...  More >>

Fulbright Funds Historic Preservation in India

Through a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Katherine Cornell '15 is living among the cultural history and traditions she is researching and working to preserve. Based in Delhi, India, she is staying "across the street from a 14th-century mosque and across the main road from a 15th-century tomb complex. And Humayun's Tomb, the 16th-century site I extensively studied in my art history classes,...  More >>

Ruth's Art Exhibited in Buffalo

A series of drawings by Professor of Art Nick Ruth are included in the exhibition Amid/In WNY, now on display at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The exhibition, which opens on Friday, Jan. 15 and runs through Friday, Feb. 26, features Ruth's "Mixed Signals," in which he is interested in "things around us that signal our values and desires, and describe how we communicate," as ...  More >>

Cohler Interns Explore Art and Design

As the 2015 recipients of the Eric Cohler Internship and Travel Award, Zachary Birnbaum '16 and Paige Davidson '16 were afforded the opportunity to explore and refine their passion for design and the arts through a rare dual internship and study abroad experience. The annual award is made possible by gifts from one of the country's leading interior designers and an adjunct professor at HWS Eric C...  More >>

Prelude to Interior Design 101

Eric Cohler '81, one of the country's leading interior designers and an adjunct professor at HWS, discussed his prolific career and gave a preview of his spring 2016 Reader's College course on interior design. The Dec. 3 lecture in Houghton House was followed by presentations by Eric Cohler Internship and Travel Award recipients Paige Davidson '16 and Zachary Birnbaum '16. Dubbed the "Mixmaster" ...  More >>

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