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  • Exhibition – Literary Aviary: Birds on Paper (View)
    When: All Day - Event ends on Friday, December 23rd, 2016
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Lobby
    Swarthmore College Libraries’ collections contain a notable variety of works featuring bird imagery. With works ranging from the renowned 19th-century Birds of America by John James Audubon to contemporary, whimsical artists’ books, and including both European and American books along with an array of book formats, this exhibition highlights the enduring interest in ornithology.
  • Exhibition - The Language of Images (View)
    When: All Day - Event ends on Friday, December 16th, 2016

    Curated by Hazlett Henderson '17, this exhibit (located in the 2nd floor of McCabe library) displays Hazlett’s collection of graphic novels, comics and/or bandes dessinees. Specifically, as Hazlett writes: “The Language of Images is a collection of stories told in both words and imagery…Because the graphic novels contained within my collection deal almost exclusively with issues of dislocation, this tone lends them an air of abbreviated sentimentality” Come and see this collection which was awarded 2nd Prize for the A. Edward Newton Book Collection Competition. 

    The A. Edward Newton Student Book Collection Competition is the longest-running collegiate book collecting competition in the nation. Started in the 1930s by a renowned Philadelphia book collector, A. Edward Newton, the competition annually awards cash prizes to the three Swarthmore College students who submit the best essays and annotated bibliographies of their book collections.

    See more details for the 2017 upcoming competition at

  • Lois Dodd: Windows and Reflections (View)
    When: Sunday, December 4th, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Lang Performing Arts Center 0 0 - List Gallery

    The List Gallery, Swarthmore College, is pleased to announce that Lois Dodd, one of America’s most admired figurative artists, will be this year’s Donald J. Gordon Visiting Artist.

    Curated by Andrea Packard, the List Gallery exhibition, Lois Dodd: Windows and Reflections focuses on a subject that has fascinated Dodd for nearly fifty years. Her images of windows, as well as natural apertures such as ponds and intersecting tree limbs, call attention to the way we variously frame and focus our attention.

    On view November 3–December 15, 2016, the exhibition will be accompanied by a 32-page exhibition catalog with essays by Andrea Packard and Barry Schwabsky, chief art critic for The Nation.

    The opening reception will take place in the List Gallery on Thursday, November 3, 5:30-7:00 p.m. The artist will give a public lecture in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, 4:30-5:30 p.m., immediately before the opening reception.

    All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

    Dodd’s nearly 70-year career as an artist has been distinguished by the excellence and authenticity of her vision, her refusal to pander to art trends, and her gift for distilling the world’s cacophony of color, texture and detail into essential forms. Considered a “painter’s painter,” she elaborates the storied traditions of observational painting fostered by masters such as Camille Corot, Paul Cezanne, and American figurative painters such as Fairfield Porter and Rackstraw Downes. Most often, Dodd paints views from the window of her apartment on East 2nd street in lower Manhattan, landscapes surrounding her weekend home at the Delaware Water Gap, and the gardens and woods surrounding her summer home on the St. George River in Maine. Her subjects seem simple at first: a shed surrounded by flowering trees, a pine forest tangled with broken limbs, or a falling window sash with trees reflected in its skewed panes of glass. But upon closer study, we become aware of how Dodd arranges shapes in space with a pitch-perfect sense of harmony. Whether she portrays a ladder leaning against a house in disrepair or the shape of a window obscured by a sheet blowing on a clothesline, Dodd captures ephemeral moments as enduring archetypes.

    Lois Dodd was born in 1927 and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. After three years of study at Cooper Union, she became part of a circle of artists that continued to champion the practice of painting from observation during the heyday of abstract expressionism. In 1952, she was one of the five founding artists of Tanager Gallery, one of the first artist cooperative galleries in New York City. By 1953, she began regularly summering in Maine which also attracted a number of distinguished painters that included Rackstraw Downes, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz, and Neil Welliver. Dodd bought her own property in Cushing, Maine in 1963 and she has continued to find endless sources of inspiration in the house, garden, surrounding woods, and nearby rock quarries.


    Dodd’s art has been the subject of more than 50 one-person exhibitions including retrospective exhibition organized in 2012 by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City. The exhibition travelled to the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine in 2013. Other distinguished institutions have have exhibited her work including The Hudson River Museum, the Noyes Museum of Art, the University of Maine Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Queens Museum of Art, and more. Dodd has taught extensively over the years, including at the Vermont Studio Center, Brooklyn College (1971–1992), and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design, her many awards include the Benjamin West Clinedinst Medal and Artists’ Fellowship from the National Academy, the Augustus St. Gaudens Distinguished Alumni Award from Cooper Union, an honorary degree from Old Lyme Academy, the Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Longview Foundation Purchase Award, and grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the Italian government. Her work is held in major museum and corporate collections including Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, Dartmouth College Art Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, National Academy of Design, Wadsworth Atheneum, and Whitney Museum Print Collection. She is represented by Alexandre Gallery, New York City.

  • Senior Company 2017: THE TOTALITARIANS by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (View)
    When: Sunday, December 4th, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Where: Lang Performing Arts Center 0 0 - LPAC Frear Ensemble Theater
    A comic look at hypocrisy and a culture of political infighting, and how we might be on the brink of revolution in Nebraska. Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's play follows Penny, a former roller derby star and compulsively watchable candidate for state office, who enlists the help of silver tongued operative Francine to manage her political ambitions. Penny’s nefarious plans for the Cornhusker State are revealed via Francine's doctor husband, Jeffrey, who it turns out, is lying to his dying patients.

    The Totalitarians is a raucous dark comedy about the state of modern political discourse, modern relationships, and how easy it is to believe truths without facts. 

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Gamelan Semara Santi
    Gamelan Semara Santi (View)
    When: Sunday, December 4th, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Where: Lang Music Building 0 0 - Lang Concert Hall
    Gamelan Semara Santi is a classical percussion orchestra from Bali, Indonesia, consisting of tuned gongs, bronze-keyed xylophones, drums, and bamboo flutes. Approximately 20 to 25 musicians participate, mostly Swarthmore students, plus a few additional community members. We perform classical and modern compositions from Bali - some instrumental, some with dance. Gamelan Semara Santi is co-directed by Tom Whitman, I Nyoman Suadin, and Ni Luh Kadek Kusuma Dewi. All are invited to come and enjoy, and families are particularly welcome!

    This performance will be streamed live:
  • Swarthmore College Chorus and Garnet Singers (View)
    When: Sunday, December 4th, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Where: Lang Music Building 0 0 - Lang Concert Hall
    The Swarthmore College Garnet Singers will perform a set entitled "Birdsongs" that includes music by Arcadelt, Lasso, Gibbons, Schubert, the The Beatles, and others.  The Swarthmore College Chorus will follow with music on the theme of peace from South Africa and Georgia, as well as works by Guerrero, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Persichetti.

    This performance will be streamed live:

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Student Government Organization

Student Government Organization meets Sunday at 7PM in Parrish Parlors for executive board meetings and in Science Center 104 for full general meetings. Visit for more information and a contact form for anyone who would like to send the Chair of Student Outreach questions, comments, or concerns.