50 Years: A Celebration of F&M’s Alumnae Artists
September 3–December 6, 2019
Franklin & Marshall College admitted the first class of female students in the fall of 1969. One hundred and twenty-five women joined the 1,850 enrolled male students on campus. Marking the 50th anniversary of co-education, the Phillips Museum of Art is celebrating by highlighting two alumnae artists from each decade since that historical day in F&M’s history.
Alumnae artists include Christy Batta ’09, Cindy Clements ‘85, Michèle Colburn ‘76, Jennie de Mello e Souza ‘92, Rebecca Frantz ‘13, Stephanie Lifshutz ‘13, Conrad Nelson ‘81, Beverly Ryan ‘73, Rachael Scharf ‘09, and Frances Wolf ‘96. These artists have created a variety of works including sculpture, pottery, paintings, neon signs, and textiles created from Vietnam-era military trip wire. The work showcases a wealth of perspectives and purpose ranging from every day use to political activism and social awareness.
Opening Reception, September 19, 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Rothman Gallery
Panel Discussion with Michèle Colburn ‘76, Stephanie Lifshutz ‘13, and Frances Wolf ‘96, moderated by Sue Washburn ‘73, October 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m., Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall
Thumbnail Image Credit: Rebecca Frantz ‘13. The Lovers, 2018. Mid fire stoneware. Courtesy of the artist.