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: January 2013

Art of the Month Club: Janet Curran

Robert Motherwell, (American, 1915-1991), Open No. 175, acrylic on canvas. Gift of Sylvia and Joseph Slifka. (M.2004.4.5) © Daedalus/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY_x345

Robert Motherwell’s painting, Open No. 175, used to hang right at the entrance of the ground floor gallery at WCMA, and I would see it every time I was in the museum…

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Drop-in Drawing this Sunday

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Come in out of the cold this weekend for a Drop-in Drawing Class at WCMA, Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm. We supply the pencils and paper. All ages welcome. No experience or registration required.

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Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity Questions

Joseph Cornell, (American, 1903-1972), View at Ostend, c. 1965, mixed media collage. Gift of Susan W. Paine in honor of Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954. (M.2008.22) © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY_x400

As you may know, Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity recently opened at WCMA in early November 2012. We have since been encouraging…

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MLK Gallery Discussion

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The Williams College of Art was proud to be part of the MLK 2013 Two-Day Celebration organized by the Williams College Davis Center. On Monday, January 14, WCMA hosted a gallery discussion lead by Maurita Poole, Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts. You can hear a report by WAMC Public Radio’s Lucas Willard on the celebration.

 

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Arts Expo Today

Come see the talents of Williams students at the Arts Expo today!

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Working Together/Declarations of Independence

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We want to invite you to rest, to listen, to wonder. We’ll pay you to do it if we have to. We want to invite you to be disoriented, willingly, just for a moment. I want to invite you to enjoy yourself.

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2013 New York Book Show Award!

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For the second year in a row a WCMA catalog has won a New York Book Show award! The exhibition catalog, Sol Lewitt: The Well-Tempered Grid, has won an award in the 27th Annual New York Book Show, in the category for Professional/Scholarly publications.

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A Week in the Rose Study Gallery

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What happens behind the locked door off the WCMA atrium? This room is the Rose Study Gallery, our object-study classroom. Professors teach with works of art from storage that are arranged in a mini-exhibition just for their class. The Rose Study Gallery hosts a variety of courses and artworks throughout the year. Here is a sample week from November 2012 to give a sense of this variety.

Tuesday, November 27
Maria Elena Cepeda and Latina/o Studies 313
Race, Beauty, and Power in the…

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