Perry Hall (American, b. 1967); Untitled Number 3 (Ice Cold Delicacy), 2003; still from digital video of oil, acrylic, and mixed-media painted filmed live/37 sec. Courtesy of the artist. x1200
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Art of the Month Club: John Baker

Isaac Witkin (American, 1936-2006), Succoth, 1975, steel. Gift of Jacques and Donatella Lennon._x425

When Williamstown Theatre Festival relocates to the Berkshires each summer, our team takes over the Greylock Quad section of Williams College. Right smack in the middle of the quad is a fairly substantial metal sculpture that—up until this year—I knew little-to-nothing about.

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Fun at the Debate Society Social

Crowd on the Patio for the Debate Society Social

Thank you to the Debate Society, creators of the 1950s suburban thriller Blood Play, for a great time on the WCMA patio last night. Visitors were treated to show inspired drinks, hors d’ oeuvres and old fashioned entertainment.

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Whither the Witkin?

You may have wondered what’s been going on with a big metal sculpture that disappeared from its spot by Greylock Quad.

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In Fine Style

Chasuble fragments, Italian, 1420-1500, silk, velvet. Anonymous gift.

This summer I acquired the book In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion by Anna Reynolds, illustrated with paintings from the Royal Collection in Great Britain. I always research current books on clothing and costume history even if it is not a particular period that I need to study for an upcoming theatre production.

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Catching Up with Kellie Jones Guest Curator of Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980

Tour of Now DIg This! at WCMA with curator Kellie Jones.

Tour of Now DIg This! at WCMA with curator Kellie Jones.

Q: Welcome to WCMA, Kellie. Can you tell us a bit about how the installation of Now Dig This! will differ from its installation at the Hammer and MoMA’s P.S. 1?

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Now Dig This! Opens Saturday, July 20

Now DIg This! sign at WCMA

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles! 1960—1980 opens Saturday, July 20!

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Art of the Month Club: Christina Yang

Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967), Morning in a City, 1944, oil on canvas. Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923, © Williams College Museum of Art. (77.9.7)_x345

What first drew me to Edward Hopper’s Morning in a City was his deployment of the gaze. It is a simple enough scene of a young woman standing in a bedroom as her day begins.

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Alumni Weekend Family Program: The Art of Archaeology

On the weekend this June when Williamstown was overrun with alumni busy with their reunions, WCMA was abuzz with kids of alumni on an archaeology hunt. Their gallery expedition led them from gallery to gallery to classroom, map and hieroglyphic chart in hand, to find a hidden word and thereby receive a prize back at the welcome table. What was that word? Well, fittingly, it was “EXPLORE,” and explore they did. Each of WCMA’s “Reunion Rangers,” stationed in particular galleries…

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Recollections: Works at WCMA Donated by Reunion Class Alumni

Recollections June 2013_3_x345

This semester, I curated a pop-up exhibition for Williams College alumni reunion weekend. The reasons behind such an exhibition were relatively straightforward: WCMA has been lucky enough to benefit from generations of alumni donations and this show allowed us to celebrate this legacy of giving.

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Art of the Month Club: Barbara Ernst Prey

Winslow Homer, (American, 1836-1910), Children on a Fence, 1874, watercolor over pencil on paper. Museum purchase, with funds provided by the Assyrian Relief Exchange._x600

I have spent so much time with so many objects in the Williams College Museum collection that it is hard to choose just one.

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