Swarthmore Arts Secrets

Notes from the Arts section editors: When we were preparing for this issue, especially in anticipation of our new readership from the class of 2023, we discussed the arts experiences at Swarthmore that moved us deeply, and what we can do to

A fitting setting for a great work of art

Born in Philadelphia in 1898, Alexander Calder created elegant, playful kinetic sculptures. His work, “Back from Rio” (1959), donated by Ruth Cross to the college in 1967 and located in in the Science Center quad, is one such example. The basis of