Registrations closed on Monday, June 13th.
Click here for a list of all current attendees (including alumni, faculty, and friends).
Full PDF Schedule Here!
Friday, June 24, 2022
2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – Tour the Williamstown Art Conservation Center. Space is limited to 15 people per time, and these tours require an RSVP. 2:00 pm sign up. 3:00 pm sign up (FULL).
4:00 pm – Hooding Ceremony for Class of 2020 (This is not an official reunion event, but is open to all alumni.)
6:00 pm — Drop-in Cocktail Hour, Home of Marc and Lauren Gotlieb
Saturday, June 25, 2022
10:00 am to Noon — Tours and Open Houses at WCMA and The Clark
Noon to 1:45 pm — Mentoring and Connecting Lunch for Alumni Only
2:00 pm — 50th Anniversary Panel, The Clark Auditorium
4:45 pm — Free time in Clark Galleries
6:00 pm — All Class Reception on the Fernández Terrace
7:30 pm — Anniversary Dinner
Sunday, June 26, 2022
9:00 am to 11:00 am — Continental Breakfast and Open House at Fort Bradshaw
11:00 am to 12:30 pm — Museum tours at The Clark and MASS MoCA, Guided hike with Matt Noyes.
*A full PDF schedule with more details, addresses, and meeting places will be emailed to all attendees and available online shortly before the reunion.
Most reunion events place on the Clark’s campus, and will be subject to Clark COVID protocols. The Clark is currently mask-optional indoors for fully vaccinated visitors. Williams College Museum of Art and MASS MoCA still require masks indoors, and WCMA also requires proof of vaccination for visitors age 5 and up.
We ask that all eligible guests be fully vaccinated and up to date with booster shots before arriving on campus. Please note, however, that Williams College cannot confirm the vaccination status of attendees or otherwise guarantee safety. We encourage you to make choices that are right for you.
In order to provide a safe experience, reunion events that include food or drink will predominantly take place outdoors. Indoor events, including tours and presentations, will require masks in compliance with each institution’s current policies.
We anticipate a busy hotel season in 2022, and suggest booking early. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Williams Inn, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. 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.
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 have reserved several dorm buildings on South Street, including The Fort by lottery. On-campus housing will cost $80 per person for the entire weekend (Friday until Sunday). If you are interested in this option, please sign-up for on-campus housing through the Reunion Sign-up form above.
Childcare and Children’s Activities
Starting at 5:30 pm, parents may drop children between the ages 5 and 13 off at the Williamstown Youth Center where we have hired childcare professionals. This activity ends at 11:30 pm, and all kids will be provided dinner. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Unfortunately, children under the age of 5 must have their own babysitter due to the childcare license that the Youth Center holds.
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
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: 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