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October 23-25: Family and Friends Weekend

Schedules are subject to change.

Registration is now open! Register here.

Ongoing Activities

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Lobby
Please check in and pick up a name tag and a program. The name tag will enable you to attend activities and events, so do keep it visible at all times.

Family Lounge
Franklin Patterson Hall, Faculty Staff Lounge, 2nd Floor
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Take a break, relax, even check your email.

Open Swim at Robert Crown Center Pool
Friday: Noon–1 p.m., 4:30–6:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 3–5 p.m.
Note: You must present your name tag in order to use the pool.

MultiSport Center Weight Room
Friday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 1–6 p.m.
Note: You must present your name tag in order to use the weight room.

Alumni Exhibition of Recent MFA Photography Graduates
Jerome Liebling Center, Leo Model Gallery
Andre Ardibe Bradley 08F
Danielle Head 03F
Carly Ries 05F
Maggie Shannon 06F
Annie Thornton 04F

Between Girls
Harold F. Johnson Library Center, Gallery
Between Girls, by Karen Marshall 75F, is the culmination of a three-decade-long documentary study about friendship. It explores the emotional bonding among girls at 16 and their identities as women today.
Beginning in 1985, Marshall follows a group of middle-class New York City girls until 2015, when they are now 45 years old.
Between Girls contemplates communal coming of age rituals and the influence that this critical time has on women regardless of their class and background. The exhibition is an installation that draws on various methods of storytelling traditional black-and-white photography books, video and audio. Between Girls is part of Artsbase at the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The installation was first created for the OK Centrum for Contemporary Art, in Linz, Austria, and sections of the work have been exhibited at various international venues, but this show will be the first opportunity to see the project in its entirety.

Unapologetic: a collection of narratives
Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m.
Emily Dickinson Hall, Studio Theatre
Unapologetic is a collection of women-centric pieces. This series of works will present several different narratives performed in the same space. What does feminist theatre mean to the individuals who experience it? What conversations are created post-performance when one person considers a piece to be feminist and another does not? How can one space support three different narratives without claiming a universal experience? Featuring: Marisol by Jose Rivera, Haiku by Katherine Snodgrass, and selections from 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan Lori Parks. This piece has been put together by Natasha Collier 13F, whose Division III focus is on production management.

The Royal Frog Ballet presents The Surrealist Cabaret
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 5 p.m., Farm Center
In the event of rain, the performance will be held at the Red Barn.
The Royal Frog Ballet, an arts collective from western Massachusetts, founded by Hampshire alumni, is bringing their annual Surrealist Cabaret to the Hampshire College Farm this fall! The Surrealist Cabaret is a walking performance and installation event that travels audiences through the farm landscape at autumnal sunset. Along the way they encounter a surreal collection of short stories, dance, sculpture, clown, and roving characters that explore and celebrate themes of season, place, and what it means to be human in these times. A folky, comedic, and ritualistic evening for all ages. Tickets can be purchased here in advance.

This year’s cabaret features the work of the following Hampshire graduates.
Josh Arnoudse 04F
Anne Louise Burdett 02F
Laurel Butler 02F
Amrit Khalsa 04F
Elizabeth Quilter 04F
Julia Read 02F
Hazel Wood 09F
Sophie Wood 02F
Ewen Wright 04F

Friday, October 23

Saturday, October 24

Sunday, October 25


Photos from 2014 Family and Friends

Thanks to all who attended this year's program and helped make it such a success. See pictures from the 2014 program below:


Trouble viewing the album? Check out the album on Flickr.

Past Weekends:
2013 Weekend program (pdf) and photos
2012 Weekend program (pdf) and photos


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