Arts & Culture

Book Cover of The Years of Lyndon JohnsonThough a large crowd attended last Thursday’s lecture by prize-winning presidential biographer Robert Caro, you could have heard the proverbial pin drop in the hushed silence of the Athenaeum’s main room.

Photo of Dachau liberation Dachau Concentration Camp liberation; Photo Courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives

Jennifer Mattson Jennifer Mattson

The Center for Writing and Public Discourse is sponsoring a workshop for faculty and staff on writing the 800-word essay with journalist Jennifer Mattson on Friday, February 22, from 9-11 a.m. in Roberts South 103.

Sharon Olds at athenaeumOne of contemporary poetry’s leading voices, Sharon Olds, gave a reading of her work at the Athenaeum on Monday, Feb. 11.

George R. RobertsClaremont McKenna College has announced that Trustee and financier George R.

Book cover of See Now ThenDon’t let the lulling rhythms of the prose or the idyllic setting of See Now Then, Jamaica Kinca

Book Cover of One Goal One Goal was published in November 2012 by Burn Magazine.

Something different happened recently at the Athenaeum. The venue, which has hosted political heavy-hitters, literary lights, and distinguished men and women from all over the world, was rocking in rhythm.

Renaissance Weekend Graphic “What did you do—I mean, you must’ve done something to get invited to this thing?” asked the airport shuttle driver transporting me to the 2000 New Year’s Renaissance Weekend policy wonk retreat at Hilton Head.

Jamaica Kincaid