Gerda Peterich (1906-1974), a German-trained photographer, established a studio in New York City in 1939 and after decades of teaching retired to New Hampshire in 1968. The black and white photographs on view from the permanent collection include tightly structured, often abstract, landscapes and images of architectural ornamentation that echo the spirit of German realist photography of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way
Anat was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and raised into a musical family. She attended the Tel Aviv School for the Arts, the "Thelma Yellin" High School for the Arts and the Jaffa Music Conservatory. Jazz captured the youngster's imagination, and she thrilled to recordings by Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman and Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. Anat began clarinet studies at age 12 and played jazz on clarinet for the first time in the Jaffa Conservatory's Dixieland band. At 16, she joined the school's big band and learned to play the tenor saxophone; it was this same year that Anat entered the prestigious "Thelma Yellin" High School for the Arts, where she majored in jazz.