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The Research and Academic Program presents “The Object of Performance—A Conversation among Artists, Curators, and Critics.” At this public roundtable, artists Genevieve Gaignard, Jeffrey Gibson, and María Magdalena Campos-Pons will discuss learning from the past to produce new narratives for …


Emilie Boone on James Van Der Zee’s Photography

A talk at WCMA on James Van Der Zee’s Photography by Emilie Boone, Assistant Professor of Art History in the African American Studies Department at CUNY New York City College of Technology.  The talk will look at some of Van Der …

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Kyla Schuller, “The Origins of Gender: Rethinking the Sex/Gender Distinction”

Kyla Schuller (Rutgers, author, The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century), will be speaking on the 1950s invention of gender, as well as a new way of conceptualizing sex/gender that differentiates on the basis of …


Talk, Vincent Valdez

Vincent Valdez is most recognized for his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure. His drawn and painted subjects remark on a universal struggle within various sociopolitical arenas and eras. “My aim is to incite public remembrance and to impede distorted …


If WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) Could Talk: Photographer Daniel Kukla in Conversation

Artist Daniel Kukla discusses his practice and the intersections of photography, landscape, and environmentalism. Conversation moderated by students Elyse Mack MA ’20, Nanase Shirokawa ’19, Perry Weber ’19, and Maggie Wu MA ’19. Thursday March 7 6PM Williams College Museum of Art  

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The Research and Academic Program presents, “Grand Challenges: Social History of Art and Digital Humanities Methods,” a public discussion among leaders in the field of art history about the state of the field in relationship to the digital humanities and …

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Campus Conversation: Grappling with our Histories

A conversation for students, faculty, and staff of Williams College to reckon with the histories surfaced in ““The Field is the World:” Williams, Hawaiʻi, and Material Histories in the Making.” WCMA Nov. 1  7-8pm

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Talk Together: Cultural Appropriation

This week’s conversation around “Dance We Must,” which has been shaped jointly by WCMA staff and students, will explore the following: What do we make of the phrases cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation? How do we negotiate the categories of …


A Conversation with Jennifer Steinkamp

Join Senior Curator Esther Bell as she welcomes Jennifer Steinkamp for a one-on-one conversation in conjunction with the exhibition Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye, the groundbreaking video installation on view in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill from June 30–October 8. …


The Landscape of the Modern Museum: A Conversation

What role does the modern museum play in the landscape and community in which it resides? How does leadership navigate the delicate line between stewardship and evolution? Clark Director Olivier Meslay joins Clark Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes, Chief Apiary Inspector …


Getting a Read On : The Body

A new program series called Getting A Read On The Body will happen at WCMA, the first installment of which will take place Thursday, Jan 11 at 5:30 PM in WCMA’s Reading Room. Come for some tea and conversation around …


Ghana ThinkTank Talk: Moroccan and Indonesian Think Tanks

Members of the Moroccan and Indonesian think tanks share their experiences with climate change and talk about the solutions they proposed to Ghana ThinkTank in response to our climate change problems. Reception to follow. B.Y.O.C (bring your own cup). March …


Conversation with Kathleen Morris and Alexis Goodin: Planning the Burrows Gallery of American Decorative Arts

Kathleen Morris, curator of decorative arts, and Alexis Goodin, curatorial research associate, give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into planning the Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery of American decorative arts, an installation over six years in the making. Their conversation …


VaNatta Ford and Brynn Hatton talk on Jean-Michel Basquiat

VaNatta Ford (Assistant Professor, Africana Studies) and Brynn Hatton (Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History) host an informal conversation on Jean-Michel Basquiat and the dynamic cultural spheres that informed his multi-disciplinary practice circa 1983, the year he made “Defacement: The Death …


Conversation: Art After Democracy

Join six senior scholars and artists for the Clark conversation, “Art After Democracy.” This informal gathering centers loosely on post-1989 art to consider the place of critical politics, theory, and the “post-socialist” condition. Scheduled near the eve of the United …


Close Look: How does climate change affect YOU?

Think tanks in Indonesia and Morocco await your response. Curator Sonnet Coggins and Terence Washington MA ’17 will fire up the mobile unit to collect your climate change problems and update you on the unfolding project. Thursday, Sept 29, 2016 …


Jennifer Homans and New York City Ballet Dancers

Jennifer Homans, founder and director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU and author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet joins dancers from the New York City Ballet for a special conversation about ballet. This program …


Conversation With Susana Martinez-Conde

Dr. Martinez-Conde will use paintings from the exhibition Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado to talk about behavioral insights developed by Old Masters and how they used or challenged perceptual cues in their work. The program is hosted …


Meredith Chilton Lecture: Stolen Secrets: Vienna Baroque Porcelain of Du Paquier

Porcelain expert Meredith Chilton discusses the whimsical and exuberant porcelain produced in Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier’s eighteenth-century Viennese porcelain factory, highlighting examples from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection that are currently on loan to the Clark. Sunday, May 22, …


A Clark Conversation with Mieke Bal

The Clark’s Research and Academic Program presents a conversation with Cultural theorist and critic Mieke Bal. Her film, “Madame B,” airs at the Clark on Wednesday, September 23 at 5:30 pm. Thursday, September 24th, 5:30pm, Hunter Studio, Lunder Center at …


Warhol & Cookbooks

Susan Rossi-Wilcox, Culinary Historian and Darra Goldstein, Professor of Russian and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture Talk with drinks and mingling to follow Tuesday April 7, 2015   6pm   WCMA


Conversation with Jacqueline Lichtenstein

Jacqueline Lichtenstein joins Iris Moon, Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a wide-ranging conversation about her life and scholarship. Tuesday March 10, 2015  5:30-6:30  Clark West Pavilion