Monday, July 2, 2012
Photo by Arthur Evans
The Williams College Museum of Art, Chapin Library, and the Williamstown Theartre Festival are pleased to present A Reading of the Founding Documents, an annual Williamstown tradition on July 4 at 1:30 p.m. on the lawn outside WCMA.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Don’t miss the recent press coverage of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
“The eyes are the window of the soul, reflecting feelings and truth. They are the best way to communicate with the world, with others.”
The conservation team from Modern Art Foundry cleaned the silver-nitrate patina on the bronze Eyes in front of WCMA, May 31, 2012.
In 2001, the 75th anniversary of the Williams College Museum of Art, the museum commissioned Eyes, a public art installation by Louise Bourgeois.
WCMA worked with Bourgeois, her studio, and the Office of Dan Kiley, Landscape…
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of the Fulkerson Award for Leadership in the Arts: William Su, Williams College, Class of 2012; and Caitlin Condell, Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, Class of 2012.
This award, administered by WCMA, recognizes an outstanding graduating Williams senior and a second year graduate student in the history of art for their potential in arts leadership and their contributions to the museum and campus…
Monday, March 19, 2012
C. Ondine Chavoya, far left, with Asco artists and scolars at WCMA
Williams art and Latina/o studies professor C. Ondine Chavoya has spent two decades studying Asco, a performance and conceptual art group that was active in Los Angeles in the 1970s and ’80s. In the March 2012 Williams Alumni Review Chavoya talks about some of Asco’s most significant images.
Asco artists, curators and scholars at the WCMA reception for the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure,…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
By Dalila Scruggs, Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts
The official opening reception for my exhibition African Americans and the American Scene, 1929-1945 is today!
After several months of research, writing, and planning, my co-curator Sandra Burton and I finally installed our exhibition African Americans and the American Scene, 1929-1945 over the course of one hectic week. On Monday the galleries were empty—“fresh, with no mistakes in them” (as Anne of Green Gables might say). And by Friday night, all…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
This week WCMA staff installed a large mural in the atrium of the museum in preparation for the opening of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure A Retrospective, 1972–1987 which will be on view this Saturday, February 4–July 29, 2012.
The mural Bound by Patssi Valdez was first laid out and condition checked in the Rose Study Gallery.
Then it was brought into the atrium and raised into position.
Next the mural was carefully tacked to the wall.
Patssi Valdez, Bound, 2011, acrylic…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Internationally known contemporary artist Jenny Holzer will deliver the Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Lecture, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. A reception from 8:30 to 9:30 pm will follow the lecture.
Renowned for her compelling use of language in public space, Holzer’s work has incorporated a wide array of media including bronze plaques, painted signs, stone benches, stickers, T-shirts, condoms, paintings, photographs, sound, video, light projection, the Internet and…
Friday, January 20, 2012
The installation of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure has begun. Allison McCloskey, Assistant Conservator of Textiles and Objects from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center paid a visit to WCMA to install a costume (boots, helmet, and velvet suit), c. 1974.
The mannequin and under layer of the suit are assembled.
The velvet suit is unpacked. It’s condition is checked and documented.
Allison adjusts the jacket.
Here is the full costume. Note the fabulous Platform Sadler boots customized by Pasquale di Fabrizio with…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
After a six-month national search, Christina Olsen is named as the Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art.