Grad Art

50th Anniversary Reunion

Grad Art is turning 50! Come celebrate with us at an All-Class Reunion from June 24 to June 26, 2022.

Schedule

Friday, June 24, 2022

6:00 pm — Drop-in Cocktail Hour, Home of Marc and Lauren Gotlieb

Saturday, June 25, 2022

9:00 am to Noon — Open Time

Noon to 2:00 pm — Mentoring and Connecting Lunch, Details TBD

2:00 pm — 50th Anniversary Panel, The Clark Auditorium

4:30 pm — Free time in Clark Galleries

6:00 pm — All Class Reception followed by Anniversary Dinner

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Museum tours and other activities, TBD

*This schedule is subject to change, and we hope to add more details as they become available. Check back for updates.

Hotels

We anticipate a busy hotel season in 2022, and suggest booking early. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Williams Inn, at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, and at Tourists. To book these rooms, you must call the hotels directly. When you call, mention the “Grad Art Reunion,” and the dates (June 24 to 26), and they should pull up the block.

There are also a number of other hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and AirBnB’s in the area. A partial list can be found here.

Dormitory Housing

In addition to hotels and AirBnB’s, alumni can also stay in Williams College-owned dormitories. Each room will be private with only one bed, and most will be a twin-sized frame. We hope to reserve several dorm buildings on South Street, including The Fort by lottery. I expect this will cost about $50 per night, but the college has not set prices for 2022 yet. More details about this option will be released this winter.

Committees

Local Resources

This committee of local alumni is here to answer your questions about area accommodations, restaurants, outdoor dining, and anything you can think of! Email them at [email protected], and one of the three members will get back to you.

Members: Brian Allen, MA ’92, Julie Blake, MA ’08, and Nina Pelaez, MA ’14

Memory and Celebration

This group will be collecting memories and organizing some speeches or toasts during the Reunion weekend. You will hear from them soon!

Members: Amy Torbert, MA ’07, Frank Kelly, MA ’79, Kathryn Potts, MA ’89, Sarah Cash, MA ’86, and Sarah Van Anden, MA ’11

Archiving Student Projects

Did you curate an exhibition or organize a program during your time as a student? This committee is archiving the massive impact students have had on the local art scene over 50 years. Keep an eye out for their messages!

Members: Lucinda Barnes, MA ’78, Michael Klein, MA ’77, Marco Flores, MA ’19, and Lisa Dorin, MA ’00

Connecting and Mentorship

This committee will host a lunchtime gathering to build community across alumni class years. Stay tuned for updates.

Members: Beth Wees, MA ’77, Chris Fernald, MA ’22, Maggie Adler, ’99 and MA ’11, Sarah Van Anden, MA ’11, and Victoria Sancho Lobis, MA ’02

Development

This group of volunteers will help spearhead fundraising for an ambitious 50th Anniversary Fund that will support the future of the Grad Art Program.

Members: Nancy O’Connor, MA ’11, Charles Kang, MA ’10, Charles Keiffer, MA ’21, Isabelle Gillet, MA ’13, Sasha Suda, MA ’05, Bryan Frank, MA ’05, and Tom Beischer, MA ’96

Questions

We would love to hear from you! Write to us at either [email protected], or directly to Elliot Krasnopoler, the Alumni Coordinator, at [email protected].