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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Asco on the Cover of Artforum

Decoy Gang War Victim, a work by Asco, the influential Chicano artist collective from the ’70s and ’80s is on the cover of the October 2011 issue of Artforum. The exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 now on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be coming to the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) in February 2012. The exhibition was co-curated by LACMA Curator of Contemporary Art, Rita Gonzalez and Williams College…

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Asco opens at LACMA

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 opened September 4th at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The exhibition, which is co-organized by Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) and opens here at WCMA February 4th, 2012, is already getting attention in the press with articles in the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

Curated by C. Ondine Chavoya, Williams College associate professor of art and Latina/o studies and Rita Gonzalez, contemporary art curator at LACMA, Asco:…

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Asco Exhibition in the Press

The Asco exhibition co-organized by WCMA, opens Sunday, September 4th at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and will travel to WCMA opening in February 2012. Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 is already receiving attention in the press. Check out the articles in the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 will be the first retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the Chicano performance and conceptual art…

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Reflections on a Museum Videos

Former Deputy Director John Stomberg and Curator of Special Projects Kathryn Price talk about Reflections on a Museum the re-installation of the museum’s permanent collection along with loans from the Yale University Art Gallery. Reflections on a Museum takes the “museum” as its subject. It features 7 exhibitions, nearly 400 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, spans 9 galleries, and 5,000 years of art history.


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Conversation: The Photography of Gregory Crewdson

On Friday, August 19, 2011, the Williams College Museum of Art’s former Deputy Director and Chief Curator, John Stomberg, and the Berkshire Museum’s Interim Executive Director and Director of Interpretation, Maria Mingalone, will offer a lively conversation about the innovative work of photographer Gregory Crewdson. This talk, which takes place at the Berkshire Museum, is part of the artBerkshires’s weekend events called Decadence and Decay. Two of the photographs to be discussed are Untitled (debutante), 2007, currently on view at…

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WCMA Awarded Prestigious Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will integrate its archives of American artist brothers Maurice and Charles Prendergast, into the museum’s permanent collection. The three-year project will also include digitally photographing the entire Prendergast collection of fine art and archives, including paintings, works on paper, hand-carved frames, sketchbooks, decorative arts, letters, documents, ephemera, and carving tools. The project will create new database records and link…

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WCMA Co-presents Carrie Mae Weems Exhibition

WCMA and Downstreet Art co-present the exhibition “Slow Fade to Black” by award-winning photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems. An opening reception will be held at the Legacy Gallery, 28 Holden St., 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. The event, which is part of DownStreet Art Thursdays, is free and open to the public.

Weems’ photographs, films and videos focus on issues that face African Americans today – such as racism, gender relations, politics and personal identity. For this exhibition, Weems…

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Giving the Artworks a Voice

The current installation, Expressions, is by Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF). Gersten approached the exhibition by connecting to the art through the medium of theater. She was interested in how artworks express themselves and wanted to endeavor to give the artworks a voice. Gersten reached out to theater artists, specifically playwrights, and showed them particular images of art selected for the exhibition and asked them if they would either write something for it, or choose…

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