Sarah Fisher Ames (American, 1817-1901); Bust of Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1864-66; marble. Gift of Mrs. Asa H. Morton. (16.1) x1200
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Monthly Archives: December 2011

WCMA Winter Break

The Williams College Museum of Art will be closed Saturday, December 24, 2011 through Monday, January 2, 2012 for the winter break campus shutdown. All of us at WCMA hope you have a joyous holiday and winter season. Since we have yet to receive the sort of weather one normally associates with New England during the December holidays, here is a beautiful winter wonderland image. It is a Japanese woodcut by Kawase Hasui entitled, Zojoji, Shiba (Snow) (from the series…

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Egyptian Beadwork

When I first started working at WCMA in the winter of 2010, the digitization team was working on shooting a group of Egyptian necklaces. The bead work on them is often very intricate and beautiful. You can search our collection database using the quick search with the term “necklace” to view a variety of them. Here are some examples.

 

There was one however, which was tangled and confused the digitization team in regards to its proper orientation. No one could figure…

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Rennaissance Voices Resonate at WCMA

  

This week the Williams College Museum of Art was fortunate to host the Elizabethans, a Renaissance a cappella singing group. They recorded the repertoire from their fall concert, which was held November 13, 2011 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Elizabethans took advantage of the acoustics in the rotunda of the museum for the recording of their new CD. The sound of their beautiful and harmonious voices floated throughout the building. The Elizabethans sing sacred and secular choral music…

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Holiday Walk and Shopping Event

This year’s shopping event hosted by the Williams College Museum Shop was well attended and a success.

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Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective Book Wins Award

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987, has won an award in the 2012 New York Book Show, in the category of Scholarly and Professional Book. Books were judged on their design, production, and manufacturing by the Book Industry Guild of New York.

According to its mission statement, “The Book Industry Guild of New York is a member-operated professional organization composed of professionals from every aspect of the book publishing and book manufacturing industries. It sponsors educational seminars and trips, holds…

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