Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 Featured in Art Show on Women’s Sports

Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79

A cereal box displaying an image of Olympic marathon runner Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 is featured in an art show at Radcliffe College, writes Harvard Magazine. The exhibition, Playing Fair: Title IX at 45, runs until mid-September and takes its name from the 1972 federal law guaranteeing equal rights for women in all educational activities, including athletics.

“The exhibit uses Title IX as a lens to tell a focused narrative about women in sports,” explained curator Susan Ware. Samuelson won the first Olympic women’s marathon gold medal at the 1984 games in Los Angeles.

Art With a Moral Message: William Powell Frith and Victorian Realism

Pamela Fletcher

As she prepares for her next book, Professor of Art History Pamela Fletcher examines how Victorian art reflected social reality.

In a recent faculty seminar she focused on the work of William Powell Frith, a one-time celebrity of the art world who was pushed into obscurity by the rise of modernism. Read more in Bowdoin News