Object and Curatorial Workshops

ARTH 507: Object Workshop

This workshop engages graduate students in intimate observational study of objects through six sessions held over two semesters. Organized in conversation with experts on collections from the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Chapin Library at Williams College, each session will focus on close engagement with a particular type of object (e.g., painting, sculpture, print, photograph, building, book, furniture, etc.). There are no assignments or assessments for this course, but there may be occasional reading.

ARTH 563: Contemporary Curatorial Workshop (CCW)

The Contemporary Curatorial Workshop, currently led by Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director for Curatorial Engagement at WCMA, and Robert Wiesenberger, Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Clark, are available for students studying contemporary art and curatorial practice. The course hosts local and visiting curators and artists for presentations on their projects and explores key topics in modern and contemporary art and curatorial practice. There are no assignments or assessments for this course.

Past Contemporary Curatorial Workshops: 


Fall 2023
Ebony Haynes, 52 Walker (Sept. 27)
Tyler Blackwell, Speed Art Museum (Nov. 1)
Shifting Center at EMPAC with Vic Brooks and Nida Ghouse (Nov. 15)
Carla Acevedo Yates, MCA Chicago (Dec. 6) 

Spring 2023
Marco Antonio Flores, Independent Curator (Feb. 15)
Lisa Dent, MASS MoCA (March 1)
Tamara Schenkenberg, Pulitzer Arts Foundation (Apr. 12)
Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon, MTL+ / FTP / Decolonize this Place / G.U.L.F (Apr. 19)
Ruth Estévez, Amant (May 3)
Michelle Millar-Fisher, MFA Boston (May 10) 

Fall 2022
Meghan Considine, MASS MoCA (Sept. 14)
Risa Puleo, SAIC (Sept. 28)
Kevin Lamyuktseung, SO-IL (Nov. 2)
Stefanie Hessler, Swiss Institute (Nov. 16)

Spring 2022
Artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and curator Dr. Ashley Ferro-Murray, EMPAC (Feb. 15)
Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick and Dr. Miwako Tezuka, Hawaii Contemporary Triennial (Feb. 21)
X Zhu-Nowell, Guggenheim (March 7)
Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Americas Society (May 2) 

Fall 2021
Clarissa Tossin, Artist (Oct. 4)
José Esparza Chong Cuy, Storefront for Art + Architecture, New York (Oct. 18)
Sophie Landres, Independent Curator, Bard College (Nov. 1)
Anna Craycroft, Artist (Nov. 15)
Marcela Guerrero, Whitney Musuem (Nov. 29) 

Spring 2021
Candice Hopkins, Toronto Biennial (Feb. 22)
Doryun Chong, M+, Hong Kong (March 8)
Molly Alloy, Nathanael Andreini, Steph Littlebird Fogel, Five Oaks Museum (March 15)
Tara Aisha Willis, MCA Chicago (March 29)
Mulowayi Iyaye Nonó and Mapenzi Chibale Nonó, Las Nietas de Nonó (Apr. 12)
Florencia Portocarrero, Bisagra Lima (Apr. 26) 

Fall 2020
Terence Washington, NXTHVN (Sept. 21)
Mason Leaver Yap, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Oct. 5)
Prem Krishnamurthy, FRONT International 2022 and Wkshps (Oct. 14)
Adrienne Edwards, Whitney Museum (Oct. 26)
Nida Ghouse, HKW (Nov. 2)
Akili Tommasino, MFA Boston (Nov. 4)
Diana Nawi and Naima Keith, Prospect.5 New Orleans (Nov. 16)
Lucia Pietroiusti, Serpentine Galleries (Nov. 30) 

Spring 2020
Joshua Simon, Metastability (Feb. 24)
Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Artists (March 9)
Jamie Stevens, Artists Space (Apr. 20)
Apsara DiQuinzio, Feminist Art Coalition (FAC) (Apr. 27)
Ciarán Finlayson, Tobi Haslett, and Hannah Black, The Tear Gas Biennial (May 4) 

Fall 2019
NYC Exhibition visits + meetings with curators (Sept. 27)
Meg Onli, ICA Philadephia (Oct. 7)
Emma Enderby, The Shed, New York (Oct. 24)
Miguel Lopez, TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica (Nov. 6)
Ileana Ramírez Romero, Tráfico Visual, Venezuela (Nov. 11) 



Image: Interior of Object Lab at the Williams College Museum of Art, January 2024. Photo: Brad Wakoff