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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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MUSEUM MONDAYS: Slice of life from ancient Mediterranean

January 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

 

Ancient Mediterranean objects are now on display in the Neese Gallery at the Wright Museum of Art. This exhibition highlights different mediums that illustrate the wide array of talent and craftsmanship seen in ancient Mediterranean arts and wares. Two prints by the famous Giovanni Piranesi—executed in the 18th century—give the exhibit a more modern touch, and provide a picturesque backdrop for the collection of pottery, sculpture, and glassware.

Many of the ancient artifacts on display were constructed to meet the needs and demands of daily life. Potters and workshops churned out portable lamps in a factory-like system, much like the mass production of today’s flashlights. Glassworkers blew and molded glass into jars, bowls, and bottles which could hold everything from food and wine to lotions and cosmetics. Busts and sculptures embodied emperors and heroes, memorialized the dead, and honored the plethora of gods and goddesses.

The exhibit was curated by Kayla Kramer'11, with additional help and support from the museum staff and students and will be on view for the spring semester. Look out for bodiless busts, nozzles, romantic ruins, and four horses with a chariot. Complementing the exhibit gallery are large plasters casts around the museum of famous classical sculpture and relief.

These stunning reproductions, which include scenes from the Parthenon, were purchased for the museum at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

The Wright Museum of Art is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.