Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815-1891); Honors Afforded to a Victor Standing on a Pedestal, 1873; brush and ink with white heightning. Gift of Mrs. Edwin Howland Blashfield. (DF.14)
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Scrapbooks Showcase the Impact of World War II at WCMA

Paintings Expelled from German Museums

Paintings Expelled from German Museums

The release of the film Monuments Men has drawn attention to the importance of preserving national art treasures during times of war.  Although not featured in the film, S. Lane Faison, Director of Williams College Museum of Art (then Lawrence Art Museum) from 1948 — 1976, was a Navy Reservist during World War II and in 1945 was posted to the Office of Strategic Services’ Art Looting Investigation Unit.  In addition to writing the official report on Adolf Hitler’s collection of…

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The History of Lawrence Hall

1890_Building History_Lawrence Hall

Ever wonder about the history and architecture of Lawrence Hall? WCMA now has a Finding Aid for its collection of historical documents and images related to the architecture and construction of the buildings holding WCMA and the College’s Art Department.

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