Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 8246 THE HILLYER SOCIETY IS NAMED FOR WINTHROP HILLYER, THE FIRST BENEFACTOR OF THE MUSEUM, WHOSE GIFTS IN THE 1880s FUNDED ACQUISITIONS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW GALLERIES FOR THE GROWING COLLECTION. We are thrilled to share the inspiring stories of two inaugural members, Carol Osuchowski Selle ’54 and Louisa Stude Sarofim ’58, and are ever grateful for their loyalty and generosity. We look forward to sharing additional Hillyer Society stories on the museum’s website in the coming year. CAROL OSUCHOWSKI SELLE ’54 On a warm and brilliantly sunny September afternoon, Carol Osuchowski Selle ’54 takes a seat in the parlor of her apartment, located high on Park Avenue in New York City, and admires the light coming through the tall windows. “It’s creating this wonderful golden glow,” she says. Selle is in good spirits. The night before, she was feted by Smith College President Kathleen McCartney and about 60 fellow alumnae. The occasion was a celebration of her recent announcement of a promised gift to the Smith College Museum of Art of a collection of master drawings from artists including Edgar Degas, Willem DeKooning and Otto Dix, among others. “It was delightful,” Selle says of the party. “The women were so smart and it was lovely to be in the company of others who appreciate great art.” The drawings in Selle’s collection, which date from the 19th and 20th centuries, currently adorn the walls of her elegant apartment. In the music room are works by Degas, Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Alberto Giacometti. Along the hallway hang drawings by Larry Rivers, Richard Artschwager and James Rosenquist. German art fills the sitting room, dining room and entryway and includes works by Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Georg Baselitz and A. R. Penck. Collectively, they tell a rich story not only of specific moments in each artist’s career but also of Selle’s own four-decades-long quest to acquire high-caliber works of art. Jessica Nicoll ’83, SCMA’s director, calls the collection “one of the most distinguished of its kind” and reflective of Selle’s “connoisseur’s eye and scholarly mind.” “Her gift is so important to the museum because it brings works of extraordinary quality into the collection, amplifying existing holdings of modern French and American drawings, and establishing a whole new area of strength in German art,” Nicoll says. THE HILLYER SOCIETY CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE STUDY OF ART AND BUILDING CAPACITY FOR THE FUTURE THE HILLYER SOCIETY