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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Double L Excentric Gyratory II on campus

George Rickey’s Double L Excentric Gyratory II is now the latest public art installation at Williams.   A graceful, 30-foot-high kinetic sculpture, the artwork features two 18-foot long stainless steel “L”s. This is the first purchase from the Class of 1961’s Public Art Fund.

The piece is easily seen by those driving along Main Street, right next to the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.  The “L”s are supported by a small “Y” jack and shift in a series of subtly smooth…

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WCMA and Women

As an art major here at Williams College, I have taken advantage of the many resources available to students. One of the largest is of course the Williams College Museum of Art, whose collection has complemented my class work so well. As a young woman, I have also been inspired by the influential women who have helped mold the museum and its collection into what it is today.

Katherine E. Hurd, an art collector from New York City, donated a large…

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Handbook Highlight: Equivocal Colors

Yves Tanguy's Equivocal Colors

Yves Tanguy’s piece Equivocal Colors brings the artist’s own enigmatic nature to life. Largely a painter of the ambiguous and uncertain, Tanguy’s artistic vision was rich with conflict. He saw the world as blending the concrete and abstract together simultaneously.

Thus, his painting Equivocal Colors is a tangible example of his thought process. The painting is a collage of disparate, morphed shapes (egg-like, circular, smooth, rigid, long, chunky, triangular, spiraled), witch mixes with a…

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Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition: Elephant Graveyard

 

 

 

 

 

Come show your support for the senior Art Studio majors, Class of 2011, as they unveil their group exhibition, Elephant Graveyard. The exhibition, on view May 13 through June 5, 2011, features the work of 16 Williams College art studio majors: Alena L. Allegretti, Salvatoré Asaro, Kim Bui, Yu Rim Rebecca Chung, Robert Cuthbert, David Hansen, Robert Kim, Su-Mai Lin, Antonio López, Laura M. Staugaitis, Haley Steggall, Adam Stoner, Elizabeth Twaits, and Nicholas Williams. Elephant Graveyard will open with a free,…

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The Gallery of Crossed Destinies

 

 

 

 

 

Last time you saw The Gallery of Crossed Destinies, it was the vision of local florist, Chad Therrien. Since The Gallery of Crossed Destinies is unique in the sense that it is the people and perspectives—not the artworks—that change, you will now find a completely new exhibition curated by 16 ninth graders from Mount Greylock High School. They began the process with color reproductions of the 25 objects, and decided to organize the artwork into thematic categories based on the…

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Handbook Highlight: Jackie

Andy Warhol's Jackie

Anyone old enough to recall the date November 22, 1963 remembers exactly where they were when the news broke that President Kennedy had been assassinated. The tragic incident sparked a flooding of images in the media, many incited fear, many compassion, but only a few have become iconic. The images used in Andy Warhol’s Jackie (one of which is depicted above) are some of the few.

At the time of her husband’s presidency, Jackie Onassis was ubiquitous…

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