Viscount Admiral Richard Howe (1726-1799) and General William Howe (1729-1814); A Declaration, 1776; One of only six copies known to survive of a reply to the Declaration by King George III's official representatives in North America. Gift of J. Brooks Hoffman, M.D., Class of 1940. x1220
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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jenny Holzer will Deliver the Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Lecture

Internationally known contemporary artist Jenny Holzer will deliver the Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Lecture, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. A reception from 8:30 to 9:30 pm will follow the lecture.

Renowned for her compelling use of language in public space, Holzer’s work has incorporated a wide array of media including bronze plaques, painted signs, stone benches, stickers, T-shirts, condoms, paintings, photographs, sound, video, light projection, the Internet and…

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Behind-the-Scenes of the Installation of Asco

The installation of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure has begun. Allison McCloskey, Assistant Conservator of Textiles and Objects from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center paid a visit to WCMA to install a costume (boots, helmet, and velvet suit), c. 1974.

The mannequin and under layer of the suit are assembled.

The velvet suit is unpacked. It’s condition is checked and documented.

Allison adjusts the jacket.

Here is the full costume. Note the fabulous Platform Sadler boots customized by Pasquale di Fabrizio with…

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Williams Announces New Museum Director Christina Olsen

After a six-month national search, Christina Olsen is named as the Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art.

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Williams Public Art Class

On Sunday November 20, 2011 Lisa Corrin’s public art class rolled out of bed at a disgustingly early 7:00 to meet for a day dedicated to art. We had two worthy destinations, Storm King and Dia: Beacon. With naps in the car we were ready to experience what we had talked about for weeks in the classroom.

Our first impression of Storm King was the view from the top of the hill outside the visitor’s center. It didn’t take very long…

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