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Press: 2011

For immediate release: November 17, 2011

Teddy Sandoval Artwork on Display in Honor of World Aids Day at The Williams College Museum of Art

Each year, Williams College acknowledges Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day on December 1. It is an occasion to mourn and remember the innumerable artists who were lost to the disease before they could leave their mark on the world. This year the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will highlight the recent acquisition of the serigraph print—Angel Baby, 1995 by Teddy Sandoval.

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For immediate release: October 11, 2011

The Williams College Museum of Art Receives a $10,000 Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Williams College Museum of Art has been awarded a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

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For immediate release: September 7, 2011

Artist Kerry James Marshall To Deliver The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) announced today that renowned Chicago based artist Kerry James Marshall will deliver the Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art. The lecture will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 pm at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This is a free public event and all are invited to attend.

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For immediate release: August 11, 2011

WCMA Receives $150,000 Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Thanks to a prestigious grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will integrate its archives of American artist brothers Maurice and Charles Prendergast, into the museum’s permanent collection. The three-year project will also include digitally photographing the entire Prendergast collection of fine art and archives, including paintings, works on paper, hand-carved frames, sketchbooks, decorative arts, letters, documents, ephemera, and carving tools. The project will create new database records and link new high-resolution images to the museum’s collection management system. The new digital images and records will be made available to the public via the museum’s web site and a virtual research center, the Prendergast Archive and Study Center. In 2009 WCMA received an IMLS grant to digitize its Indian and Asian works of art. The new grant continues the museum’s goal of digitizing its entire collection.

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For immediate release: July 13, 2011

The Williams College Museum of Art Presents Expressions by guest curator Jenny Gersten in The Gallery of Crossed Destinies

WCMA is proud to present Expressions, the current installation in The Gallery of Crossed Destinies. Featured as one of the centerpieces of the museum’s Reflections on a Museum reinstallation project, The Gallery of Crossed Destinies invites us to consider how our perceptions of objects change in the museum setting.

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For immediate release: June 22, 2011

The Williams College Museum of Art Presents A Reading of the Founding Documents

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is pleased to present A Reading of the Founding Documents, an annual Williamstown tradition celebrating America.

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For immediate release: June 1, 2011

Williams Announces Museum’s Interim Director

Williams has announced the appointment of Katy Kline, former director of Bowdoin College Museum of Art (1998-2008), as interim director of the Williams College Museum of Art.

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For immediate release: May 24, 2011

The Williams College Museum of Art Presents its 2011 Summer Season

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) kicks off its summer season this Memorial Day Weekend. The museum’s reinstallation project, Reflections on a Museum, will be on view throughout the summer months.

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For immediate release: May 16, 2011

The Williams College Museum of Art Presents A Collection of Histories

A Collection of Histories uses the museum’s two Assyrian reliefs, which have been in the collection since 1851, as case studies for how works of art accumulate collections of histories over time. By unpacking the layered meaning of these reliefs, one can examine the significance of context, interpretation, and confront an essential question: Who owns the past?

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For immediate release: May 10, 2011

The Williams College Museum of Art Presents Elephant Graveyard: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition and Jesse Aron Green

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) presents Elephant Graveyard, the Williams College Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition that celebrates the culmination of each artist’s senior project. The exhibition, which will be on view from May 13 through June 5, 2011, features the work of 16 Williams College art studio majors

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For immediate release: April 14, 2011

The Williams College Museum of Art Presents The Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts Lecture

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) presents the annual Fulkerson lecture: “Emerging World Cultural Leadership from the Gulf – Questions and Issues,” presented by Roger Mandle, on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 pm at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This event, funded by the Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts, is free and open to the public.

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For immediate release: April 11, 2011

Williams Installs Artwork by Jenny Holzer

The renowned artist Jenny Holzer was commissioned by alumni and friends to honor Williams alumnus, professor, and devoted member of the community J. Hodge Markgraf ’52.

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For immediate release: April 6, 2011

The Williams College Museum of Art Launches a Redesigned Website

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) has launched a new website to coincide with the museum’s reinstallation project, Reflections on a Museum.

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For immediate release: March 9, 2011

Williams College Announces Class of 1961 Public Art Fund and Purchase of George Rickey Sculpture

Williams announced today that the Class of 1961, as a gift to the college on the occasion of its 50th reunion, has created a public art fund.

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For immediate release: January 26, 2011

Lisa Corrin to Leave Directorship of the Williams College Museum of Art at End of Academic Year

Williams President Adam Falk announced today that Lisa Corrin, Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), has decided to leave her position on June 30 to teach at the college and serve both as a Clark Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and as a Visiting Scholar in Museum Studies at New York University.

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