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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Art of the Month Club: Mary Kenny

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Woman in Striped Blouse, 1949, color lithograph on paper, Anonymous gift. (62.37) Copy Right Holder: Artists Rights Society (ARS)

Before the curtain goes up on WTF’s productions, audience members are handed a program. Somewhere between the Artistic Director’s welcome letter and the listing of Donors, there are 8 pages specific to the show that give audience members both basic information and a greater context for the production.

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Last Chance to Experience Asco: Elite of the Obscure in Williamstown

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It’s your last chance to see Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 at WCMA. The exhibition will be on view through July 29, 2012. There will be a gallery talk by C. Ondine Chavoya, co-curator and Associate Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00pm. There will also be a gallery talk by Kathryn Price, Curator of Special Projects, on Thursday, July 26 also at 2:00pm.

You can also learn more about Asco by checking…

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Jessica Hoffman Davis to give Keynote Address for Kidspace Summer Teachers Institute

Jessica Hoffman Davis, Photo by David Eckert

Jessica Hoffman Davis will deliver the keynote address for the inaugural Kidspace Summer Teachers Institute on Monday, July 30 at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and is free and open to the public.

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How are gold leaf frames made?

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Charles Prendergast (1863–1948) was a successful framemaker and produced highly prized, hand-carved frames for many artists of his time, including John Singer Sargent and his brother Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Check out how gold leaf frames are made and view them all in a new online collection.

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Independence Day 2012

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There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a reading of the founding documents and no one gives a better reading than the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Williams College Museum of Art was proud to host this fun and patriotic event and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

 

Actors Heather Lind (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Finn Wittrock (Broadway’s Death of a Salesman) read the Declaration of Independence followed by comedian Lewis Black who read the…

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Celebrate Independence Day at WCMA

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Photo by Arthur Evans

The Williams College Museum of Art, Chapin Library, and the Williamstown Theartre Festival are pleased to present A Reading of the Founding Documents, an annual Williamstown tradition on July 4 at 1:30 p.m. on the lawn outside WCMA.

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