Before the stress of the semester starts, the Arts & Living editors reflect on their favorite summer reads, listens, and watches.
Cassidy Duncan '25
Daksha Pathak ’23 brings an acute sense of intentionality to everything she does — from her play on the squash courts to her architecture thesis.
Discipline, dynamism, and captive creativity have fueled sculptor Luis Torruella ’88 in his pursuits.
Reflecting on a summer visit to an immersive Gustav Klimt art exhibition in Vienna, Cassidy Duncan ’25 explores and questions the potential consequences of the digitized art world.
“Collecting 101: Acquiring Art for the Mead” is an internship that helps select new pieces for the Mead Museum while studying the art of curation. Cassidy Duncan ’25 reflects on her experience with visiting art studios and presenting potential pieces for the Mead to the Amherst community.
The neighborhood of Santurce in San Juan is known for its vibrant street art. Cassidy Duncan ’25 discusses the rich history and culture of Puerto Rican murals, which she prompted to investigate during a spring break trip.