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11/28

Object Lab Close Look Tour

Join Professor Nicolas Howe and students from his Environmental Humanities course as they discuss how culture shapes the representation and experience of landscape. Tuesday, November 28 at 4:00pm Williams College Museum of Art

10/5

Season Celebration at WCMA

Celebrate our fall exhibitions: “Barbara Takenaga,” “Pink Art,” “The Presence of Absence,” and “Object Lab.” Hear from artist Barbara Takenaga and guest curator Debra Bricker Balken followed by mini tours in the galleries. Thursday October 5th 5pm Williams College Museum …

Paragon: Embodying Ideals

The human form becomes a center of inquiry into notions of the ideal in this exhibition. Though typically manifested as physical perfection, the ideal can be embodied by alternative expressive means. In Russell Lee’s photograph of a homesteader, blemishes are …

Accession Number

Co-curated by Kerry Bickford MA ’17 and WCMA Director Tina Olsen. Between 1960 and 1962, WCMA acquired 396 works of art, including ancient Egyptian amulets, Chinese Qing dynasty vases, William Morris Hunt’s majestic painting of Niagara Falls, and much, much …

State of Disobedience

Curated by Anna Kate Kelley, MA ’17, State of Disobedience is an exhibition that brings together works in a range of media by Matthew Ronay, Barkley Hendricks, Mary Ellen Mark, Patty Chang, Glenn Ligon, and others. These works speak to …

5/12

Senior Studio Exhibition Reception

As contemporary as it gets, senior studio art students design and produce an exhibition of their work in the final semester of their college careers. Friday, May 12 at 7:00pm Williams College Museum of Art

4/13

Envisioning Curatorial Practice: Sarah Schultz

What does it mean to “curate the social”? Schultz’s talk will explore the role of social interaction and creative participation in contemporary museum practice. Currently an independent curator and public engagement consultant, she served as Director of Education and Curator …

3/13

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 …

4/11

Lynette Wallworth: Collisions

Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist known for her immersive multimedia installations, which focus on the interactivity between humans and the natural world. Her most recent work is Collisions, a virtual reality investigation into the first contact between an indigenous Australian …

4/6

Close Look: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography

Hear from students from the Robert Rauschenberg: Art Archives and Exhibitions course about their experience exploring the archives and developing the exhibition. Thursday, April 6 at 4:00pm Williams College Museum of Art

3/16

WCMA: Season Celebration

Season Celebration at WCMA of spring exhibitions: Lex and Love, Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, and Accession Number. March 16, 2017 5 PM    

3/9

Hybrid Practice Series: Caroline Woolard

Hybrid Practice Series: Caroline Woolard Artist Caroline Woolard’s performative talk should be very engaging (and even surprising!). In particular, she will highlight the role of infrastructure– or organizational systems–in the life cycle of artistic projects. This idea is a critical …

3/2

Walk-through “Accession Number” at WCMA

Accession Number February 16, 2017 – August 20, 2017 Between 1960 and 1962, 396 works of art came into the museum. As with all objects that enter the collection, ancient Egyptian amulets, Chinese Qing dynasty vases, and William Morris Hunt’s …

1/26

Ghana Think Tank Project Hub Opening

Ghana Think Tank Opening Celebration! Students from the Public Art and Climate Change winter study course take over WCMA’s rotunda with an immersive installation that responds to the climate change problems collected this past Fall. Bring your own cup to …

12/8

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 …

10/22

The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art: Sharon Hayes

Sharon Hayes’s work in performance, video, and installation draws from historical examples of activism and protest to interrogate the present political climate. She tackles issues such as gay rights, gender construction, and militarism, often performing archival documentation in new or …

11/10

“Defacement”: Ambivalence, Identity and Black Lives Matter

This program brings together three Basquiat scholars to discuss why this painting matters, what it meant in 1983, and what it means in 2016. Writer and Activist Chaédria LaBouvier ’07 moderates a panel with Pérez Art Museum Director Franklin Sirmans …

11/3

Close Look: Not Set in Stone

Walk through the exhibition with curator Elizabeth Gallerani. Hear about the objects’ origins, such as a connection to the Williams College Lyceum of Natural History, founded as a secret society in 1835. Thursday, Nov. 3  4pm WCMA

10/27

Close Look: Artist Matthew Ronay in Conversation

Curator Anna Kelley ’MA 17 and sculptor Matthew Ronay discuss how themes of violence, debauchery, abstraction, and narrative play out in the exhibition. Thursday, Oct 27 4 pm WCMA

9/19/2016
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10/13

Close Look: David Zink Yi

Curator Lisa Dorin discusses David Zink Yi and Angie Keefer’s collaborative process and the development of the textual component of the installation. Thursday, Oct 13 4 pm WCMA

9/19/2016
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10/6

David Zink Yi Performance and Opening Celebration

The exhibition launches with the performance by Zink Yi based on a text developed collaboratively with artist and writer Angie Keefer. Along with four musicians, Zink Yi activates wooden sound objects in the installation. Thursday, October  6 5:00 pm WCMA

9/19/2016
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10/4

Rehearsal in Progress: David Zink Yi

We’ll open up the gallery for a half hour and invite you behind the scenes to see David Zink Yi and his fellow musicians prepare for the opening performance. Tuesday, Oct 4, 1:10 – 1:40 pm Wednesday, Oct 5, 11:00 …

9/29

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 …

8/18

WCMA 118: The Aesthetics of Evolution: Natural and Sexual Selection in the Era of Abbott Handerson Thayer

Join Luana Maroja, Assistant Professor of Biology at Williams College, in exploring camouflage and the role that it plays in natural and sexual selection through the lens of “Not Theories but Revelations:” The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer.

6/29/2016
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8/11

WCMA 111: Markets and Museums: The Economics of Aesthetics

Join Stephen Sheppard, Class of 2012 Professor of Economics at Williams College, in examining how museum exhibitions and installations impact the art market, as well as the intersections between aesthetics and economics.

6/29/2016
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8/4

WCMA 104: After Images: Photography and Its Shifting Stories

Join Emilie Boone, Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Williams College Museum of Art, in an exploration of the stories that photographs can tell and how these stories can expand and even change form over time.

6/29/2016
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7/28

WCMA 128: State of the Art/ Art of the State

Join Christina Simko, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Williams College, in thinking through the many ways that art reproduces, resists, or reformulates cultural and political narratives in the context of the exhibition African Art Against the State.

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7/21

WCMA 121: Labeling: A History Lesson

Join Katarzyna Pieprzak, Chair and Professor of Francophone Literature, French Language, and Comparative Literature at Williams College, for a discussion of the implications of museum classification systems and a shake-up of the WCMA taxonomies. Thursday, July 21 from 4:00 PM to …

6/29/2016
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7/14

WCMA 114: Museum: The Gathering

Join David Gurçay-Morris, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Williams College, for an immersive performance about the nature of cultural evolution and the possibility for art to be democratic. Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Williams College Museum of Art.

6/24/2016
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7/7

WCMA 107: Enlivening Texture & Textile in Art

Join Deborah Brothers, Costume Designer and Lecturer in Theatre at Williams College for a mini-course on artists’ renderings of texture, form, and movement  and how they beckon the viewer to respond with the body. Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 4:00 PM to …

6/24/2016
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4/24

WCMA at Night: Cheryl Pope

Through interactive installations, performance, and sculpture Cheryl Pope drills into relationships between language, power, identity, and expression. This WCMA at Night features a series of interactive performances, drawn from an extended pen-pal correspondence between Pope and a group of Williams …

2/13

Sew-In with Lexa and Dan Walsh

Both Sides Now is a first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, come together to merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters among …

2/11

Opening Celebration: Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now is a first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, come together to merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters …

2/2

Opening Celebration: African Art Against the State

Raise a glass with exhibition curator Michelle Apotsos and artist Fabrice Monteiro. Monteiro will speak about his photo series, The Prophecy, which explores the environmental devastation of the artist’s native Senegal. Three of the ten photographs in this series are …

1/29

African Art Against the State

African Art Against the State highlights the long and extraordinary history of activism, intervention, and resistance that has characterized a great deal of African art-making from prehistory to the present. WCMA January 29-August 28

1/22

Object Lab

Object Lab makes visible how works of art are used in courses across the curriculum. Professors deeply embed art into their teaching, students get extended access to the art, and the public gets a glimpse into liberal arts learning. Williams …

1/28

WCMA at Night: Lexa Walsh

The winter study class, Mapping the Museum, culminates in an evening of “petite interventions.” Curated by socially engaged artist and class leader Lexa Walsh, these student developed projects engage WCMA, its collections, and staff in unconventional ways. Thursday, January 28 …

1/8/2016
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9/26

Artist Lecture: Jon Rubin

Jon Rubin will deliver the annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art. Saturday, September 26th 3pm WCMA (Lawrence 231)

9/10

Faculty Off the Cuff: Labeltalk 2015

Mix eight works of art, add a group of Williams faculty and what you get is a brand new approach to the Labeltalk exhibition series. Faculty Off the Cuff, the tenth in the series, brings interdisciplinary and unexpected dialogues about …

The Loosening of Time: Maurice and Charles Prendergast

Curated by Max Boersma MA ’16 and Christopher Borschel MA ’16, The Loosening of Time: Maurice and Charles Prendergast examines the modes of temporality active in the Pendergast brothers’ hybrid approaches to early twentieth-century American art.

8/28/2015
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5/5

Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America

Tuesday, May 5 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm Lawrence Hall, 231 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA 01267 Matika Wilbur, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading photographers and a member of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes, has exhibited extensively in regional, …

7/23

Warhol & the 1950s

Thursday, July 23, 2015 WCMA 4 pm Drinks and mingling on the patio to follow Nina Schleif, Terra Foundation Senior Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum Blake Gopnik, Warhol biographer and New York Times contributor

4/28/2015
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7/9

Warhol and Pop

Thursday, July 9, 2015  WCMA 4 pm Drinks and mingling on the patio to follow C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art and Schumann Faculty Fellow in Democratic Studies, Williams College Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, and Associate Provost …

4/28/2015
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4/28

Warhol & Infiltrated Publishing

Tuesday, Apr 28, 6 pm–WCMA Drinks and mingling to follow Lucy Mulroney, Interim Senior Director and Curator of Special Collections at Syracuse University Libraries Christopher Cerf, Author, composer, producer, and former Warhol collaborator

4/7

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

Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces (WALLS)

The Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces (WALLS) collection, developed and curated by Hillary Reder MA ’14 and David Sledge MA ’14, is a unique collection of 90 works of art that Williams students borrow for their dorm rooms.

3/24/2015
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3/7

Warhol by the Book

Warhol by the Book is organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The first US exhibition to focus on Warhol’s book work, it features more than 400 objects including unique and unpublished materials, and highlights …

12/1

From the Land of the Buddha to the World of the Geisha

Through close examination of the works of art assembled by Professor Scarlett Jang and WCMA curator Elizabeth Gallerani, the students in Professor Jang’s Asian Art Survey discuss a variety of topics. This exhibition ends Dec. 14, 2014.

12/1/2014
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11/19

Celebrate the Opening of Looking At and Looking Through: Rethinking Portraiture

This exhibition is a remixed version of Material Friction organized by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Experimental and Experiential Approaches to Curating American Vernacular Art. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6 pm Williams College Museum of Art

11/14/2014
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11/22

Fathi Hassan: Migration of Signs

This exhibition highlights works created by Hassan in the last five years. These works serve as allegories of the diasporic condition, spiritual journeys, and reform movements like the Arab Spring. November 22, 2014- April 26, 2015 Williams College Museum of …

11/13/2014
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11/18

Fathi Hassan–Site-Specific Wall Drawing

Fathi Hassan will create a site-specific wall drawing. Visit to watch the work take shape! November 18, 19, & 20, 2014 Williams College Museum of Art  

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9/27

Musical Garlands: Ragamala

Williams College Museum of Art— Sixteen miniature paintings from India give visual form to a layered history. September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015    

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9/25

Publication Studio

Williams College Museum of Art— Publication Studio is an on-demand press that prints, binds, and publishes original works of all kinds. September 25-December 19, 2014

9/11/2014
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Cosmologies

Cosmologies, curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge MA’13, considers a few of the many ways art explores the complex themes of the universe’s origins, fate, meaning and physical laws.

12/10/2012
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