Last Sunday the Edwards Collective went to see the Book of Mormon off Broadway. The plotline is hard to sum up but it’s about two young Mormons sent to proselytize in Uganda. It pokes fun but is still respectful – the general message of the play seemed to be to do what makes you happy.… Continue reading The Book of Mormon
On the final weekend of Intersession, we were lucky enough to break out of the Orange Bubble and see the temporary exhibit DREAMLANDS: IMMERSIVE CINEMA AND ART, 1905–2016 at the Whitney Museum. We first stopped at the Chelsea Market for some delicious burgers and fried Oreos, and then we made our way to the exhibit,… Continue reading Whitney museum trip
Last Saturday we went to Man of Good Hope at BAM, a musical about a Somali refugee traveling down east Africa to end up in South Africa and eventually America. You witness his life through four different characters played by the same man, through different stages of his life. What struck us was how much discrimination,… Continue reading Man of Good Hope at BAM
It was wonderful to meet Ari, a former Edwards Collective member who has travelled around the world the last two years researching for his book. At the dinner, he shared his poems and his writing process with us. He also described what it’s like to pursue an artist’s path after college, which was great to… Continue reading Ari Satok talks to the Edwards Collective
A feast made with apples: From a morning run: Photos courtesy of Lulu Chen ’17
“I tried reading Sense & Sensibility once,” I confessed. “But I stopped because they were talking about money and it was boring.” “WHAT?! The money part is a satire!” The beauty of living together is that, after revealing my woeful ignorance, a fellow member of the Edwards Collective convinced me to give the story another… Continue reading Austen’s Sense & Sensibility by the Bedlam Theatre Company
In October, we went to the Metropolitan Opera to see La bohème. The opera is both light and tragic, both relatable and humorous. There’s a swordfight on a rooftop. And the music is always swelling and crashing in waves because, well, Puccini wrote it. Here’s Gunnar Rice (’17) and Maggie Kurkoski (RGS) afterwards, with their… Continue reading La bohème
This year for orientation the Edwards Collective visited the Museum of Art and Design in New York to see (and touch) Harry Betoia’s sonambient sculptures. Afterwards we headed to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to watch the chamber opera The Loser.
Over Halloween weekend the Edwards Collective visited Croton-on-Hudson. It was an action-packed weekend which included trips to Dia:Beacon and the Storm King Art Center, apple-tasting at a local Cider Mill, endless baking, quiet reading nooks, halloween costumes and bonfires late into the night.
Over Fall Break in October, we went on a four-day retreat to Croton-on-Hudson. We went on a trip to the Starn brothers’ studio and to Dia: Beacon, as well as spending some down time reading, knitting and cooking. It was a great few days recharging and exploring a beautiful area.