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WCMA Staff Enjoy MIDWEEKMUSIC

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Last Wednesday WCMA staff members were in the audience at the MIDWEEKMUSIC performance of

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Drop-in Drawing this Sunday

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Come in out of the cold this weekend for a Drop-in Drawing Class at WCMA, Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm. We supply the pencils and paper. All ages welcome. No experience or registration required.

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WCMA Close up Challenge Revealed

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The painting from Monday’s Close-Up Challenge is William Morris Hunt’s Niagara Falls!

William Morris Hunt painted this in 1878, toward the end of his life. It is one of his largest easel paintings. Hunt was one of the most prominent painters in New England in the 19th century, known for both his dramatic landscapes and his intimate genre paintings. The close-up detail shows Hunt’s judicious use of heavy impasto to show the texture of the water, as well as his use…

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Art for Life’s Sake

Don’t miss the exhibition, Power Runs in Many Channels: Diversity in Nigerian Art on view through October 21, 2012! Today

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Art of the Month Club: justin adkins

Alfredo Manzo Cedeño, The Cuba's Soup Homage Warhol, ca. 1998 and Andy Warhol, BEEF, Campbell's Soup Can, 1969, © Artists Rights Society.

I am a huge fan of pop art. In my studies at Marlboro College I focused my energy on anarchy and graffiti. As I looked at the history of the graffiti movement I found so many similarities with the work of Andy Warhol.

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What I did over the summer by Dana Hogan

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

As an aspiring museum educator, in planning for my summer, I envisioned an internship in a big city museum, working with kids of all ages. Where I ended up was in a small gallery in my hometown of Buffalo, New York, working as an archives intern. While it was not what I had first looked for, it was exactly what I needed. Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center is relatively young in the art world, but it has a rich history. In…

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Hopper at Thyssen Museum, Madrid

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The Edward Hopper painting, Morning in the City, 1944, one of the feature works in the WCMA permanent collection is currently on view in a major Hopper exhibition at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid. Standing in front of the painting, exhibition curator Tomàs Llorens describes the exhibition and how it took three years to bring it to Spain.

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Last Chance to Experience Asco: Elite of the Obscure in Williamstown

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It’s your last chance to see Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 at WCMA. The exhibition will be on view through July 29, 2012. There will be a gallery talk by C. Ondine Chavoya, co-curator and Associate Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00pm. There will also be a gallery talk by Kathryn Price, Curator of Special Projects, on Thursday, July 26 also at 2:00pm.

You can also learn more about Asco by checking…

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Jessica Hoffman Davis to give Keynote Address for Kidspace Summer Teachers Institute

Jessica Hoffman Davis, Photo by David Eckert

Jessica Hoffman Davis will deliver the keynote address for the inaugural Kidspace Summer Teachers Institute on Monday, July 30 at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and is free and open to the public.

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Independence Day 2012

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There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a reading of the founding documents and no one gives a better reading than the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Williams College Museum of Art was proud to host this fun and patriotic event and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

 

Actors Heather Lind (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Finn Wittrock (Broadway’s Death of a Salesman) read the Declaration of Independence followed by comedian Lewis Black who read the…

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