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WCMA Wins Three 2013 NEMA Publication Awards!

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WCMA is a winner in the 2013 New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition!

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Art to the Students

Ben Shahn, Blind Botanist, 1961; Torii Kiyonaga, Three Women in the Rain, ca. 1783; Edward Curtis, A Feast Day, Acoma._x400

Imagine Winslow Homer as your roommate for the spring semester or Cezanne living next door. WCMA is hard at work putting together a special collection of two-dimensional art for students to display in their dorms.

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Fulkerson Award for Leadership in the Arts Recipients Announced

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WCMA proudly announced today the 2013 recipients of the Fulkerson Award for Leadership in the Arts: Deena Bak, Williams College, Class of 2013; and Elizabeth Rooklidge, Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, Class of 2013.

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Art of the Month Club: Katy Ganino Reddick

Flemish, 12th century, Baptismal Font, limestone. Museum purchase, Joseph O. Eaton Fund._x300

Among my favorite pieces at WCMA is the 12th century Flemish baptismal font that quite literally took up space in the medieval art room – requiring visitors to walk about it. Although at first glance the font appears nondescript, faceted edges and angles create shadows with light.

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Senior Studio Art Show 2013

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Catch the senior studio art show 11 Reasons to Become an Investment Banker, which is on view through June 2, 2013.

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Tom Krens former WCMA director to teach this fall

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Tom Krens, former director of both the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Williams College Museum of Art, will be teaching a course in the fall called From WCMA to Bilbao and Beyond: The Future of Museums in the Global Cultural Landscape.

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Outstanding Exhibition Award goes to Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid

Photo by Roman Iwasiwka.

Photo by Roman Iwasiwka.

WCMA has won the 2012 award for Outstanding Exhibition in a University Museum for its exhibition Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid. The prize was awarded by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) at its Annual Awards for Excellence.

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Art of the Month Club: Amelia Wood

Installation view. Amy Podmore, Measured Rest (rabbit), 2009, mixed media. Collection of the artist. Photo by Arthur Evans._x425

When I started my position as the Coordinator of Education Programs at WCMA in mid-November, I was introduced to the Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity exhibition, where I would be working with Museum Associates to provide K-12 tours throughout the academic year. As I entered the gallery, I was immediately taken aback by a white figure with pointed ears, balanced on a tiny green ladder and holding a violin.

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Chamber Choir Concert

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The Williams Chamber Choir gave a beautiful concert in the museum’s rotunda today. They will perform again tomorrow, Saturday April 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Come listen and enjoy an uplifting experience.

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More Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity Questions

Joseph Cornell, (American, 1903-1972), View at Ostend, c. 1965, mixed media collage. Gift of Susan W. Paine in honor of Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954. (M.2008.22) © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY_x400

Since our last blog post, we have had lots of visitors leave us wonderful and thoughtful questions about the two Joseph Cornell pieces in the Kidspace show.

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