Myra Greene, E.W. and J.W. Chicago, IL, 2008. Courtesy of the artist. _x1200
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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Check out our Lending Library

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You can check out one of the fourteen novels including, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Watt by Samuel Beckett, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco or one of the ten other novels, from the WCMA Lending Library or relax and read a passage from one of the books in our reading nook next to the gallery.

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The Mystery of the Mummified Hand Part 1

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Elizabeth Hart ‘14 has been studying Egyptian objects at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) since the fall of 2012, working on an independent study with Antonia Foias, Professor of Anthropology. A particularly curious object in our collection is a mummified hand for which we had no date or background.

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Art of the Month Club: Jane Hudson

Man Ray (American, 1890-1976), Électricité (from "Électricité: Dix Rayogrammes"), 1931, photogravure. Museum purchase. (92.18.A). Copy Right Holder: Artists Rights Society (ARS). _x425

I first encountered Man Ray’s work in a museum in Germany back in the 70s when I was beginning my work in video. I was knocked out by the daring and the beauty of his radical imaging. This was Fine Art made of technology.

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In the Map: Maya Lin’s Blue Lake Pass

Miriam Stanton at CAA 2013

Miriam Stanton, Interim Assistant Curator gave a presentation and participated in the panel discussion, Mapping Spaces: Cartographic Practices in Art and Architecture, Part I at the 2013 College Art Association Conference in New York City last week.

In the Map: Maya Lin’s Blue Lake Pass
—Miriam Ashkin Stanton, Williams College Museum of Art

Maya Lin’s Blue Lake Pass is a physical construction of a mental construct—a volumetric topographic map, incised and pulled apart at its gridded seams. To date, analyses of this work have…

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Can photography capture your inner emotions?

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If you are curious come to WCMA and find out. Hands-on activities play an important role in the Kidspace at WCMA: Artistic Curiosity exhibition. One section of the exhibition investigates the representation of inner lives.

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Claiming Williams looks at My White Friends

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We were happy to welcome about 40 students, faculty, and staff to the galleries and rotunda for a discussion of Myra Greene’s newly installed exhibition My White Friends. The exhibition is a selection of 20 of Greene’s portraits of her friends, each in a setting they felt most comfortable in. Harry Gilbert ’14 worked with Maurita Poole, Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, to bring the exhibition here.

After a brief introduction, we were given a few writing prompts/questions on clipboards….

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