50 Years: A Celebration of F&M's Alumnae

September 03 '2019 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rothman Gallery

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, Michele Colburn ‘76, Rebecca Frantz ‘13, Stephanie Lifshutz ‘13, Conrad Nelson ‘81, Beverly Ryan ‘73, Rachael Scharf ‘09, Jennie de Mello e Souza ‘92, 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, October 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Rothman Gallery