Friday, August 30, 2013
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.
Friday, August 16, 2013
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.
Monday, August 12, 2013
You may have wondered what’s been going on with a big metal sculpture that disappeared from its spot by Greylock Quad.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
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.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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?
Friday, July 19, 2013
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles! 1960—1980 opens Saturday, July 20!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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.
Monday, July 1, 2013
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…
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I have spent so much time with so many objects in the Williams College Museum collection that it is hard to choose just one.