Mona Hatoum (Lebanese, b. 1952); Traffic, 2002; suitcase, plastic, metal, and human hair. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photo by Arturo Gonzalez de Alba. x1200
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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Art of the Month Club: Thayer Tolles

Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American; 1858-1924), Summer Day, Salem, ca. 1915-18, oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast._x400

It was the best work-study job ever. After a year of washing dishes in Baxter (who could forget the flume?) and another cataloguing books in the math library, I spent junior and senior years working on the so-called Prendergast project, an ambitious effort…

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100 Years Ago: Boccioni’s Schnelligkeit

Umberto Boccioni (Italian, 1882-1916), Schnelligkeit, 1914, lithograph on paper, Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954._x380

Umberto Boccioni (Italian, 1882-1916), Schnelligkeit, 1914, lithograph on paper, Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954.

Ever wonder what was going on in the art world 100 years ago? I took a peek in WCMA’s collection to get a whiff of the creative juices of 1914. Happy Birthday Boccioni’s Schnelligkeit!

Umberto Boccioni (Italian, 1882-1916), Schnelligkeit, 1914, lithograph on paper, Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954.

The story of how the Italian Futurist artist Umberto Boccioni produced a lithograph with the surprisingly German title Schnelligkeit, or Speed, relates to the history…

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Congratulations to the 2014 Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Award Winners

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is delighted to announce the 2014 Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Award winners: Marisa Repka, Class of 2014, and Nina Pelaez, Graduate Student in the History of Art, Class of 2014.  The Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts is now in its fifth year and continues to support a variety of student-centered projects at WCMA including WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) and WAC (WCMA Advisory Council). A central component of…

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