visual and
performing arts pulse

  1. Winter Chamber Music Concert: Mozart’s Magic

    Please join us for the Winter Chamber Music Showcase, Sunday, March 1, 2020, Wachsman Concert Hall, 4:00 pm. Featuring the music of that timeless charmer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the performance is sure to delight!

  2. How I Became a Pirate: The Much-Beloved Children’s Musical in the Black Box This Weekend

    There are three opportunities for the Deerfield community to see the show—no tickets necessary, and the running time is approximately 50 minutes. Please spread the word—friends are invited, and we would love to see your kiddies dressed as pirates!

    Friday, February 21, @ 6:45 pm in the Black Box Theater, Hess Center for the Arts.
    Saturday, February 22, @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Black Box Theater, Hess Center for the Arts (please note that our 10:00 am show is already in high demand, and we recommend the 2:00 pm show). 

  3. Pete Nelson ’81: 2017 Wick Huffard Visiting Architect

    Pete Nelson '81, star of Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters, spoke at School Meeting today as the 2017 Wick Huffard Visiting Architect. Pete and his team have traveled the world designing and building everything from simple one-room treehouses to amazing abodes with all the comforts of more traditional homes.

    Thanks to the generosity of the Huffard family, every year a Huffard Architect is named and comes to Deerfield to share their work with students, faculty, and staff. The program was established in 2005 in memory of Wick Huffard '03, who had hoped to pursue a career in architecture after college.

  4. Foggy Friday

    Deerfield’s campus is shrouded in mist this morning…

  5. Cryptonyms in the von Auersperg Art Gallery

    There’s a very cool new exhibit in the von Auersperg Art Gallery—titled Cryptonyms, it features the work of local artist Fafnir Adamites. The exhibit runs now through October 29, and the von Auersperg Gallery is open Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and by appointment. Admission is free, and the public is welcome!

  6. Biohazard: Iconic Symbol Designed to be “Memorable but Meaningless”

    In the early 20th Century, the United States Army labs used an inverted blue triangle, for instance, while the Navy employed a pink rectangle; meanwhile, Universal Postal Convention called for a white staff-and-snake on a violet field for biological transportation. While developing containment systems for dangerous biological materials with the NIH, workers at Dow grew concerned that this lack of universality was contributing to accidental infections of laboratory personnel.