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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Behind-the-Scenes: Associate Registrar, Rachel Tassone

Rachel Tassone, Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell

1. How long have you been at WCMA? What brought you to the museum?
I will mark my 20th year in May 2011. I grew up in this area, went away to college to study studio art and couldn’t think of a better place to come back to. I interviewed at Williams, a day after I graduated.

2. What do you do at WCMA? Describe a typical workday here.

I am the Associate Registrar and my duties involve all aspects of collection management….

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Posing Beauty: Behind the Scenes

“How many of you have been here before?” Nine weeks into the run of the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, I have come to expect that at least a handful of students will raise their hand. Some have been to the show three and four times. “Don’t worry,” I say, “every tour is different.”

Posing Beauty is a large exhibition of photographs that explores issues of body image, identity, gender, and race. I have lead tours of Posing Beauty…

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Brancusi at WCMA

For the first time ever, Williams College Art History 101 students have the opportunity to enjoy in person a work of art by Constantin Brancusi (Romanian, 1876-1957), one of Professor E.J. Johnson’s favorite artists. Now on view at the museum, Mlle. Pogany II (1925) is on loan from the Yale University Art Gallery so that students and faculty can enjoy an important part of art history. The bronze piece, like much of Brancusi’s work, reduces the subject to its most…

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