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Monthly Archives: November 2011

December 1 Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day

Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day is an occasion to mourn and remember the innumerable artists who were lost to the disease before they could leave their mark on the world. This year WCMA will highlight the recent acquisition of the serigraph print—Angel Baby, 1995 by Teddy Sandoval.

As one of the many Latino artists living with AIDS during a time of great loss, Teddy Sandoval depicts himself here as a tattooed winged boxer in a scene that combines popular imagery with…

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Williams Student Featured on CBS Sunday Morning Show

William Su, Class of 2012, is in Venice for an internship at the Venice Biennale. He was interviewed there by Seth Doane of CBS News Sunday Morning for a story on this year’s Biennale exhibition, “Illuminations,” which showcases works from 89 countries. The story aired Sunday, November 27, 2011. To watch the segment go to

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7389704n&tag=contentMain;contentBody.

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Food and Family

As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches our thoughts turn to food and family. If you search our collection database using the term “food” under the quick search, you can find a variety of objects. We have World War I posters that warn against wasting food. We have a rice harvesting tool from Vietnam. We have a color, Farm Security Administration photograph of women slicing pies.  We also have a small terracotta of a woman baking bread in an oven, which is from Boeotia,…

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Join WCMA’s Student Advisory Committee

Curious about museums? Interested in the arts, activism, or student engagement at Williams? Then join WCMA’s first ever Student Advisory Committee, a group dedicated to strengthening the connection between Williams students and the museum!

As an art-loving senior at the College myself, I’m thankful to have had a number of opportunities to engage with this museum. Whether by gaining hands-on classroom experience in the Rose Study Gallery, giving tours of the exhibitions as a Museum Associate, or learning about works on…

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Encounter Football and Art this Homecoming Weekend

“Looking back with hindsight,” says James Wood, former director of the Art Institute of Chicago and then President of the Getty Trust, until his death in 2010, “I would emphasize that contact sports probably taught me as much about how to run an institution as anything else.” Wood was quoted in the November 1989 issue of Art & Auction magazine in the cover story, The Williams Art Mafia. As it turned out, a number of Williams College graduates, who went…

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