Unknown (Roman), Flavian Portrait Bust of a Woman, ca. 88 AD, marble, Williams College Museum of Art, On extended loan from Hiram Butler, MA '79. (EL.2009.3)_x1200
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The Magic Ingredient

I was delighted to experience firsthand the power of art last week.  Our director Tina Olsen was out and while she was on the road her office underwent a radical transformation. We didn’t knock down walls or buy new furniture or repaint: we simply hung five paintings she had selected from our collection in the space. Returning from a meeting, I noticed it out of the corner of my eye and was stopped in my tracks.   It was jaw…

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Claiming Williams looks at My White Friends

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We were happy to welcome about 40 students, faculty, and staff to the galleries and rotunda for a discussion of Myra Greene’s newly installed exhibition My White Friends. The exhibition is a selection of 20 of Greene’s portraits of her friends, each in a setting they felt most comfortable in. Harry Gilbert ’14 worked with Maurita Poole, Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, to bring the exhibition here.

After a brief introduction, we were given a few writing prompts/questions on clipboards….

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