At Last, a Rose

Article by Emily Gold Boutilier

Photos by Rob Mattson

[Making history] Rose Olver came to Amherst in 1962 as the first woman to hold a tenure-track position on the faculty. More than 50 years later, she is the first woman to have her portrait hang in Johnson Chapel.

Showstopper

Resident Artist David Gloman Featured on Heisman Telecast

Submitted on Wednesday, 12/28/2011, at 2:01 PM

By Rob Mattson

Football and painting seem to have as much in common as Nietzsche and NASCAR, but David Gloman can attest otherwise. The 19-year veteran of Amherst College, a resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art, was hired to create drawings of 30 of today’s best football players as part of the ESPN production of the 77th Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation. On Dec. 10, Baylor University player Robert Griffin III became the 32nd quarterback to earn college football’s most coveted trophy, but the opportunity to be part of such an iconic event was a victory for Gloman as well, like a swollen river that finally crested, but only after years of ebbing, flowing, meandering and shaping the landscape of his life.

Reviving Classicism

Have Monet, Will Travel

A Decade of Painting

Robert Sweeney, who has taught painting and drawing in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College for more than 30 years, exhibits his work from the past decade in the Eli Marsh Gallery from Jan. 28 through Feb. 14. Professor Sweeney gave a gallery talk,  presented below, on Thursday, Jan. 29.

 

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