Monday, March 31, 2014
How did you select your artwork? I went to the exhibit beforehand and looked at the catalog, thinking that I wanted something… “stuffier”—one of the more well known, formal pieces like…
Monday, March 24, 2014
Last week marked one month since 90 lucky students took home an artwork from the WALLS collection. Here at WCMA, we’re really interested in the knowledge and experiences generated during these semester-long loans. We checked in with students to find out how their thoughts have changed over the last few weeks. Here’s a roundup of some of their responses.
Carolina Jaramillo ‘16
Artwork: Moritz Loewy & Pierre-Henri Puiseux, Photographie Lunaire: Taruntius—Mer des Crises—Macrobius (Lunar Photography; Tartuntius—Sea of Crises—Macrobius), 1900
When I first got…
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Like many Williams undergraduates, I only learned that a field called “art history” existed after I arrived in Williamstown in the fall of 1961.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It was not love at first sight.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Thanks again to all who joined us for our Monuments Men at Williams program, and our fabulous guest speakers. And in case you weren’t able to make it, check out the full video!
Friday, March 14, 2014
This Saturday, March 15, we are excited to see some of our 3,000-object American Art collection return to the gallery walls with the opening of American Art: Colonial Period through Mid-Twentieth Century.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Paintings Expelled from German Museums
The release of the film Monuments Men has drawn attention to the importance of preserving national art treasures during times of war. Although not featured in the film, S. Lane Faison, Director of Williams College Museum of Art (then Lawrence Art Museum) from 1948 — 1976, was a Navy Reservist during World War II and in 1945 was posted to the Office of Strategic Services’ Art Looting Investigation Unit. In addition to writing the official report on Adolf Hitler’s collection of…