Thursday, February 28, 2013
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.
Friday, February 22, 2013
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.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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.
Tuesday, February 19, 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…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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….