George Inness (American, 1825–1894) Twilight, ca. 1860, oil on canvas, Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of Cyrus P. Smith, Class of 1918, in memory of his father, B. Herbert Smith, Class of 1885(79.66)_x1200
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Rennaissance Voices Resonate at WCMA

  

This week the Williams College Museum of Art was fortunate to host the Elizabethans, a Renaissance a cappella singing group. They recorded the repertoire from their fall concert, which was held November 13, 2011 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Elizabethans took advantage of the acoustics in the rotunda of the museum for the recording of their new CD. The sound of their beautiful and harmonious voices floated throughout the building. The Elizabethans sing sacred and secular choral music…

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Holiday Walk and Shopping Event

This year’s shopping event hosted by the Williams College Museum Shop was well attended and a success.

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Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective Book Wins Award

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987, has won an award in the 2012 New York Book Show, in the category of Scholarly and Professional Book. Books were judged on their design, production, and manufacturing by the Book Industry Guild of New York.

According to its mission statement, “The Book Industry Guild of New York is a member-operated professional organization composed of professionals from every aspect of the book publishing and book manufacturing industries. It sponsors educational seminars and trips, holds…

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December 1 Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day

Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day is an occasion to mourn and remember the innumerable artists who were lost to the disease before they could leave their mark on the world. This year WCMA will highlight the recent acquisition of the serigraph print—Angel Baby, 1995 by Teddy Sandoval.

As one of the many Latino artists living with AIDS during a time of great loss, Teddy Sandoval depicts himself here as a tattooed winged boxer in a scene that combines popular imagery with…

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Williams Student Featured on CBS Sunday Morning Show

William Su, Class of 2012, is in Venice for an internship at the Venice Biennale. He was interviewed there by Seth Doane of CBS News Sunday Morning for a story on this year’s Biennale exhibition, “Illuminations,” which showcases works from 89 countries. The story aired Sunday, November 27, 2011. To watch the segment go to

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7389704n&tag=contentMain;contentBody.

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Join WCMA’s Student Advisory Committee

Curious about museums? Interested in the arts, activism, or student engagement at Williams? Then join WCMA’s first ever Student Advisory Committee, a group dedicated to strengthening the connection between Williams students and the museum!

As an art-loving senior at the College myself, I’m thankful to have had a number of opportunities to engage with this museum. Whether by gaining hands-on classroom experience in the Rose Study Gallery, giving tours of the exhibitions as a Museum Associate, or learning about works on…

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Encounter Football and Art this Homecoming Weekend

“Looking back with hindsight,” says James Wood, former director of the Art Institute of Chicago and then President of the Getty Trust, until his death in 2010, “I would emphasize that contact sports probably taught me as much about how to run an institution as anything else.” Wood was quoted in the November 1989 issue of Art & Auction magazine in the cover story, The Williams Art Mafia. As it turned out, a number of Williams College graduates, who went…

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Eph Football Players Respond to Coach’s Exhibition

Eph football players talk about the exhibition A View from the Coach’s Seat, the latest installation in The Gallery of Crossed Destinies, curated by their head football coach Aaron Kelton. The players were interviewed during the Monday Football and Art “Pep Rally” reception at WCMA on October 24, 2011.

Demarius D. Edwards ’14

Michael A. Williams ’15, Ryan C. Barry ’15,  and Alexander J. Walsh ’15

 

Videos by Suzanne Silitch

 

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Williams Football and Art

In 1966 Norman Rockwell featured Williams Head Coach Frank Navarro, trainer Joe Altott and Eph football player Dennis Kelly, class of ’68 in his painting The Recruit, later re-named The Football Hero. Today we celebrate a new connection between Williams football and art with the exhibition A View from the Coach’s Seat the current installation in The Gallery of Crossed Destinies curated by Head Football Coach Aaron Kelton. Join us Monday October 24, 2011 from 4:00-6:00 pm for refreshments and and…

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Public Art at Williams

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is pleased to announce the launch of its Public Art Module. Visitors to WCMA’s website can virtually tour the public art on campus and then download a map and see the works in person. Formally established in 2011 as a fiftieth reunion gift from the Class of ’61, the Williams Public Art Program seeks to incorporate unexpected and informal encounters with art into the daily lives of students. It also hopes to inspire…

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