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…
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.
Friday, February 28, 2014
It was a time for showing physical bravery and bravura connoisseurship, an unlikely pairing. This was the dynamic duo necessary for the men and women of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section (MFAA) of the Allied forces in Western Europe.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Sometimes art has a way of nuzzling against your curiosity and tugging you back to look a little longer and a little deeper. For me, Carrie Mae Weems’s “Kitchen Series” is just that kind of ‘sometimes art’.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Williams alum Bridget Ngcobo ’12 works with Zanele Muholi’s media collective Inkanyiso. In her most recent post on from South Africa she writes about Zanele Muholi’s Mo(u)rning exhibition at the Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The newest addition to the WCMA family is Kevin Murphy, the Eugénie Prendergast Curator of American Art. Kevin is slated to present an installation of American art from WCMA’s permanent collection this spring.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Except for evening programs the museum will be closed for installation from December 24 through January 24.
Friday, December 20, 2013
I love William Morris Hunt’s 1878 Niagara Falls. This is partly because, as a transplanted Canadian, the painting calls me back – across a border of time as well as place…
Friday, December 6, 2013
For those of you thinking of heading to New York to catch The New-York Historical Society’s new exhibition on the famous Armory Show of 1913, be prepared to have a moment of hometown recognition. WCMA’s own painting Study of a Girl (Fanette Reider) by American artist Morton Livingston Schamberg figures prominently among the works by Americans…
Morton Livingston Schamberg, Study of a Girl (Fanette Reider), c.1912, oil on canvas, Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Caption: Sol LeWitt, Arcs 12" wide from the upper right corner of the wall alternating bands of yellow, red, and blue ink washes, May 1988. © 2013 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
When thinking back to my time at Williams, rather than any work of art in particular at WCMA, it is the space of WCMA itself that left an impression. One of the things that remains with me most from the museum is the art on the wall of the stairway.