We Need More Artistic Diversity in Museums

Art and history are intrinsically intertwined, as history, whether it be that of ancient societies or the modern day, is exhibited within artworks left behind. One of the most important jobs art has, then, is the preservation and exportation of history. It

CollegeFest ’22: A Weekend in Philly

Each year, Campus Philly, a non-profit organization, puts on a free event for all college students in the surrounding Philadelphia area called CollegeFest.  This annual event is a way for college students to familiarize themselves with the booming city life and historical

A Trip to College Fest

It’s already a balmy late summer’s day as the SEPTA station fills with Swatties awaiting the Saturday morning train. Canvas totes on their shoulders and coffees in hand, the students make friendly chatter before their free passage into Philadelphia. The subsidized voyage


Philadelphia Arts Resources

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

Accessing the Arts in Philly

This article was edited on Sept. 15 at 12:15 P.M. to note that PAFA is offering “pay-what-you-wish” admission through Oct. 26. Philadelphia is often cited as an easy, fun resource for students to utilize during their time at Swarthmore by various officials

Tess Wei interns at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation

Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s museum district on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Barnes Foundation is a unique collection featuring over 2500 objects that span different mediums and cultures. While there appears to be a focus on Impressionist and Modernist paintings, galleries

Blake Oetting meets Medieval Art at the Met

This summer, as Swarthmore students left campus to pursue various jobs and internships, art history major Blake Oetting ’18 traveled to New York City for an internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Working primarily at The Met Cloisters in Upper Manhattan

Eating green and dancing quietly in Philadelphia

  Philadelphia and creativity are inextricably bound. After moving to the U.S. from Dubai, my greatest appreciation for Philadelphia was its quirky character, distinguished by the immense creativity that seems to reign all over the city. For example, The Magic Gardens, where

Seeking Serenity in a Crowded Place

As many times as I visited New York City in my youth on various museum adventures, I somehow neglected to pay a visit to the Frick Collection.  For those of you not in the know, the Frick Collection is a small but