Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Edward Hopper painting, Morning in the City, 1944, one of the feature works in the WCMA permanent collection is currently on view in a major Hopper exhibition at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid. Standing in front of the painting, exhibition curator Tomàs Llorens describes the exhibition and how it took three years to bring it to Spain.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The use of amulets played a very large part in ancient Egyptian religion. They were generally made of various materials including stones and were believed to transfer magical properties to the wearer. The Williams College Museum of Art possesses 160 amulets.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
When I first moved to the area about seven years ago, I made my way to the museum. One of the first pieces to thrill me that I saw was a terra cotta sculpture of a dog that was in one of the glass cases. Not just a generic clay dog, but also a very special Colima Mexican dog!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Thanks to James Thrall Soby’s (author, critic, connoisseur, collector and patron of the arts) enthusiasm for Surrealism and passion for Williams College, Matta’s “Rain” has published, exhibited, and been very much enjoyed by museum staff and visitors alike since 1950.