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	Joe Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts

	 

	Photo: Megan Haley

Joe Thompson ’81, Director of MASS MoCA, on the past three decades

Kaira Mediratta December 9, 2020
Joseph Thompson ’81, or Joe as most people call him, is most well known for having run MASS MoCA for the past 33 years, ever since helping to found the institution in 1987.

“Call Cutta at Home” explores performances of identity

Kaira Mediratta November 11, 2020

Āddā in Bengali refers to the fine art of discussion, originally denoting a salon-like gathering at which the thoughts and persuasions of the day could be discussed in a gregarious, if sometimes vociferous,...

The Clark breaks new ground with first outdoor sculpture show

The Clark breaks new ground with first outdoor sculpture show

Kaira Mediratta October 28, 2020

Kelly Akashi, “A Device to See the World Twice”. Photo courtesy of The Clark. Currently situated – or hidden – throughout the landscape of the Clark’s 140 acres of forest and field...

A lesson in acquisition: what we can learn from the cancellation at the Whitney

A lesson in acquisition: what we can learn from the cancellation at the Whitney

Kaira Mediratta September 30, 2020

Photo of the Whitney Museum where the "Collective Actions" installation was to take place (whitney.org) After closing their doors to the public back in mid-March, museums across the country and the...

“Dragonchild” installation explores musical reparations

Kaira Mediratta May 1, 2019

Walking into the Spencer Studio Art Building on Sunday afternoon, I initially looked around, puzzled, not sure where to find the cryptic sound installation I was searching for. My confusion did not last...

Box Office Hours: ‘Princess Mononoke’ with Murad Mumtaz

Box Office Hours: ‘Princess Mononoke’ with Murad Mumtaz

Kaira Mediratta April 17, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997). Princess Mononoke was the second film showing at Images as part of its “Studio Ghibli Celebration.”  As part of its new program “Studio Ghibli...

One in Two Thousand: Faris Gulamali ’21

One in Two Thousand: Faris Gulamali ’21

Kaira Mediratta and Irene Loewenson April 10, 2019

ANIAH PRICE/PHOTO EDITOR Kaira got to know Faris when they were co-Arts editors for the Record during the spring semester of 2018. Irene first met Faris last month, when he was having dinner with Editor-in-Chief...

‘XENOS’ stuns at ’62 Center

‘XENOS’ stuns at ’62 Center

Kaira Mediratta February 27, 2019

Akram Khan’s XENOS, which focuses on a colonial soldier after World War I, is his final solo show.  Photo courtesy of Jean-Louis Fernandez, 62 Center. Entering the main stage of the ’62 Center...

Graffiti of neo-Nazi group name found on light pole

Graffiti of neo-Nazi group name found on light pole

Kaira Mediratta February 20, 2019

The name of a neo-Nazi and white supremacist group was found written on a pole between Hollander Hall and Sawyer Library last weekend. Administrators say that the vandalism is being investigated as a...

One in Two Thousand: Crystal Ma ’21

One in Two Thousand: Crystal Ma ’21

Rebecca Tauber and Kaira Mediratta February 20, 2019

ANIAH PRICE/PHOTO EDITOR We both met Crystal as first-years, Kaira through Willy E (she and Crystal are now roommates), Rebecca through crew. Crystal always brightens our days with her animated anecdotes...

Two of last year’s Fulbright recipients, Nohemi Sepulveda ’18 (right) and Jacob Sperber ’18, met up in Valencia, Spain, for a mid-year conference. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACOB SPERBER.

College named top Fulbright producer among bachelor’s institutions for the first time

Kaira Mediratta February 13, 2019

Two of last year’s Fulbright recipients, Nohemi Sepulveda ’18 (right) and Jacob Sperber ’18, met up in Valencia, Spain, for a mid-year conference. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACOB SPERBER. With 23 offers...

Anicka Yi employs biofiction, blurs sensorial limits in recent WCMA purchase

Anicka Yi employs biofiction, blurs sensorial limits in recent WCMA purchase

Kaira Mediratta November 7, 2018

Step through the front doors of the William College Museum of Art (WCMA) anytime between now and early February of next year, and you will be greeted with a formidable, undeniable menthol scent. Step...

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