Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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.
Monday, April 29, 2013
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.
Friday, April 19, 2013
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.
Friday, April 5, 2013
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.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I had been working on a composition of Niagara Falls for years—since 1996—shortly after I had seen my friend Frank Moore’s treatment of the subject.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Saturday March 2, 2013 was Family Day at WCMA. This year’s theme was Get Curious! One young girl had a couple questions
Thursday, March 14, 2013
More press for Asco: Elite of the Obscure as it is about to open in Mexico at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) on March 21, 2013!
Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 started at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), then came here to the WCMA, and has now traveled to MUAC in Mexico City. Curated by C. Ondine Chavoya, Williams College associate professor of art and Latina/o studies and Rita Gonzalez, contemporary art curator…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The mummy hand held by WCMA has always been a mystery to me, full of questions and no answers: how old was it? Who was he or she? Why do we have only the hand? Where is the rest of the mummy? In the fall of 2013, Betsy Hart, Class of 2014, decided to make it the center piece of her independent study of ancient Egyptian religion
Thursday, February 28, 2013
You can check out one of the fourteen novels including, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Watt by Samuel Beckett, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco or one of the ten other novels, from the WCMA Lending Library or relax and read a passage from one of the books in our reading nook next to the gallery.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I first encountered Man Ray’s work in a museum in Germany back in the 70s when I was beginning my work in video. I was knocked out by the daring and the beauty of his radical imaging. This was Fine Art made of technology.