Beyond the Battlefield

By Eric Goldscheider

AP photo by Matt Rourke

[Civil War] During most of the 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg, says Ronald Bailey ’75, the history presented at the Civil War landmark has been primarily about glorifying soldiers—on both sides—and reconciling divisions between white Americans.

Questions about slavery and emancipation rarely intrude.

Wendy Woodson Creates Video Installation for Australia’s Immigration Museum

Submitted on Friday, 1/6/2012, at 2:43 PM

Wendy Woodson, the Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance—in collaboration with designer Kathy Couch ’95 and sound designer Myles Mumford—has created a video installation titled Belonging: Reflections on Place, which will run in the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Australia, until Jan. 22, 2012. The installation incorporates ambient music and street sounds, projected footage of movement and travel, and video interviews in which dozens of people from around the world reflect on their experiences as immigrants and refugees to Australia.

How Pigeons Helped Change Everything

Docents Enlightening the World

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke

“You see these little rolls of fat?” Jessica Ball ’09 points to the plump figures in an oil painting on the wall. “That’s Rubens!”

Dinotopia author James Gurney with museum monitor, Crystal Edwards (class of 2011)

Amherst College Plans To Acquire “The Evergreens,” Home Of Emily Dickinson’s Brother

Republican: Dog Day at the Dickinson Museum

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
Museum celebrates poet's dogThe Republican, April 30