Cooley Gallery celebrates 10th anniversary

Lee Kelly, untitled, 1962, gift of Victor and Edna Chittick
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of the Reed Art Collection was on view at the Cooley Gallery this fall. The exhibition marked the tenth anniversary of the gallery, which was completed as part of Reed's library renovation and expansion in October 1989. The exhibition included paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculpture from the college's art collection that had not been exhibited recently, as well as a selection of gifts of art that Reed has received in the past 10 years. Among the artists in the exhibition were Carl Morris, Hilda Morris, Milton Avery, and Mark Rothko.

Symposium on multiculturalism

"Putting Culture Back into Multiculturalism: A Conference on the Intellectual Foundations of the Notion of Diversity" was held at Reed in September. The symposium, which brought together many people from the Reed and Portland communities, addressed the intellectual grounds of multiculturalism and ideas about diversity, identity, and justice.

The opening speaker was noted philosopher and public intellectual Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. The keynote speaker was Ramon A. Gutierrez, associate chancellor, chancellor's associates endowed chair, and professor and chair of ethnic studies at the University of California-San Diego.

Other speakers were Lauren Berlant, professor of English, gender studies, and humanities, University of Chicago; Jane H. Hill, regents' professor of anthropology and linguistics, University of Arizona; and Mia Tuan, assistant professor of sociology, University of Oregon.

The symposium was organized by Reed students, and it received support from the president's office, the student senate, and other Reed departments and offices.


Reed has received a grant of $500,000 from the Meyer Memorial Trust, of Portland, Oregon, in support of the renovation, enlargement, and updating of the biology building. The 15-month project is expected to begin in May 2000. The Meyer Memorial Trust has made grants to Reed in the past 15 years totaling over $4 million. It has supported the development of the Reed computing master plan, the renovation of the library, the construction of the new Arthur F. Scott Laboratory of Chemistry, and the construction of the Gray Campus Center.

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