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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Who is Michael Rakowitz?

Artist Michael Rakowitz will be speaking at Williams College on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 pm.

So what are the important things to know about Michael Rakowitz?

He is an American artist of Iraqi descent. Although many of his recent art projects have been defined by his interest in the relationship between Iraq and the West, his work also focuses on social issues in the U.S., and many of these projects have been located in public spaces rather than in traditional…

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Art Re: Art is almost done!

Art Re: Art opens on Saturday! This exhibition features 30 objects from the museum’s collection that take “art” as their subject. Enjoy an array of artists — from Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman and Wang Qingsong.

Images: Sean Riley (top) and Greg Smith put the finishing touches on Art Re: Art.

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Carrie Mae Weems and WCMA

Did you know that the Williams College Museum of Art has a long history of working with Carrie Mae Weems?

In 2000, WCMA commissioned an installation by Carrie Mae Weems titled The Hampton Project, which also featured a selection of photographs from Frances Johnston’s stunning Hampton Album of 1900 (borrowed from the Museum of Modern Art in New York). These two women, distanced by time and race, both shared a fascination with the history and legacy of the Hampton Normal…

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