Thursday, November 8, 2012
Here at WCMA, we take our role as a teaching museum seriously. Check out some interesting links about the concept of a teaching museum.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
As part of WCMA at Night the third Thursday in October, students made up their own LeWitt inspired drawing directions and had the option of following the directions created by others. This is the second post displaying these drawings.
Monday, October 22, 2012
As part of WCMA at Night this past Thursday, students made up their own LeWitt inspired drawing directions, and had the option of following the directions created by others.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The results of the banner voting from the first ever WCMA at Night are in.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
In anticipation of Tony Orrico’s performance drawing at the first ever WCMA at Night tonight, check out this video of his work!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sol LeWitt used a grid as the underlying structural principle when he made his first wall drawings in 1968. Thereafter, the grid became a pervasive matrix in all of the media in which LeWitt worked. Check out a Gallery Talk tomorrow and curatorial video here!
Friday, September 21, 2012
I have worked at the Williams College Museum of Art for almost three years, and when I reflect on my favorite moments working here it makes me realize what a unique place WCMA is.
When I came for my interview in 2009 the Niagara show was on. I was very impressed by the work of Katie…
Photographer Stephen Petegorsky, Digital Imaging Assistant Emily Lemieux, and Photographer Jim Gipe (Photo by Jim Gipe – Pivot Media and Stephen Petegorsky)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The use of amulets played a very large part in ancient Egyptian religion. They were generally made of various materials including stones and were believed to transfer magical properties to the wearer. The Williams College Museum of Art possesses 160 amulets.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Thanks to James Thrall Soby’s (author, critic, connoisseur, collector and patron of the arts) enthusiasm for Surrealism and passion for Williams College, Matta’s “Rain” has published, exhibited, and been very much enjoyed by museum staff and visitors alike since 1950.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Charles Prendergast (1863–1948) was a successful framemaker and produced highly prized, hand-carved frames for many artists of his time, including John Singer Sargent and his brother Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Check out how gold leaf frames are made and view them all in a new online collection.