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Monthly Archives: February 2010

No Doubt About It

The Season Premiere Party is definitely happening tonight!

Come check out the newly installed Remington’s Bronco Buster!

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The Party’s Still On!

It’s 11:00 am and the Season Premiere Party is still on tomorrow night!

Remember:
Interdisciplinary Gallery Talk at 5:30 and Reception at 6:30 pm.

Check back for updates.

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Art and Neuroscience

Landscapes of the Mind is one of several exhibitions in the last few years that have explored the connections between neuroscience and art. Suzanne Anker and Giovanni Frazzetto recently published an article in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience (November 2009) defining the influence of neuroscience findings into the public consciousness as “neuroculture.”

We see Landscapes of the Mind as a continuation of the dialogue between these two creative fields. It is understandable and valuable for society that artists are interpreting findings from neuroscience…

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Saddle up!

Another new show is up:
Remington’s Bronco Buster: From Art Icon to Pop Icon.

As if you needed another reason to come to WCMA’s Season Premiere Party coming up this Thursday evening.

Well, okay, if you really do need another reason to come to the party, here’s this: We’re having an interdisciplinary gallery talk at 5:30 pm about Landscape and Memory with Williams professors Bernie Rhie and Olga Shevchenko and WCMA’s Deputy Director John Stomberg. Of course co-curators Betty Zimmerberg and Kathryn Price…

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Landscapes of the Mind: The “brain” child of a Williams Professor

The night before Landscapes of the Mind opened to the public I dreamed that I walked into the gallery with my partner and some friends. All the works were back in boxes, and Richard, one of the preparators, was up on the ladder painting the walls. In shock, I thought of all the work that had gone into installing the show that month now lost. Waking, I had to convince myself that it was a dream. I never had the classic professor anxiety…

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Landscapes of the Mind

Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain brings together two seemingly disparate worlds – the studio and the laboratory – to foster new connections between art and the neuroscience of mind. The four artists featured here, Susan Aldworth, Jessica Rankin, Katy Schimert, and Andrew Carnie, take as their starting point images produced by modern neuroanatomical techniques that visualize the brain’s dramatic interior. While neuroscientists create images for research that are at once technically revealing and aesthetically pleasing, these…

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Welcome to WCMAblog!

Welcome to the Williams College Museum of Art’s new blog!

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