Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (British, 1889-1946); Untitled (Studio Interior), c. 1919; lithograph on paper. Gift of Sigmund R. Balka, Class of 1956, in honor of Deborah Rothschild. (M.2007.22.1) x1200
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Coach Aaron Kelton in the Gallery of Crossed Destinies

Williams College Head Football Coach Aaron Kelton, has been meeting with WCMA staff in order to organize the space for his debut as a guest curator. The exhibition, A View from the Coach’s Seat, in The Gallery of Crossed Destinies, will be on view October 8 through December 4, 2011. There will be an exhibition reception, Monday Football & Art “Pep Rally” on Monday October 24, 2011 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Coach Kelton is the final of four guest curators invited by the…

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From LA to Williamstown: Asco is coming our way!

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 is now on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and will head on its way to WCMA this February! Asco, the 1970′s Chicano art group is known for their public art, including their contemporary take on traditional Mexican murals.

The Chicano group and their work have been getting lots of press coverage over the past couple of months. A post on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster reports…

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Kerry James Marshall to Deliver the Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art this Thursday!

An internationally recognized artist, Kerry James Marshall employs a broad range of art historical references from Renaissance painting to black folk art to comic books to create complex and dramatic works often on a large scale. His art explores contemporary issues in urban America and highlights the invisibility of African Americans in the history of Western art. He draws upon aspects of African-American popular culture in his paintings, sculptures and installations, reflecting the social and political context of his upbringing….

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It’s Constitution Day!

Did you know that Constitution Day is being celebrated today? On September 17 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed and adopted the United States Constitution. An undoubtedly important date in our nation’s history indeed!

A great way to celebrate this day is by stopping by the Williams College Museum of Art, which houses the founding documents of the United States. The museum holds one of twenty-six known copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, one of nine…

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Jamali-Kamali Reading in Becket

Jamali-Kamali: A Tale of Passion in Mughal India by Karen Chase, a literary tale of two potential lovers in 16th century India, is being celebrated this weekend, Sunday, September 18th at the Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Massachusetts. Weaving through oral traditions, and glancing in between traditionally rich text, Lenox writer, Karen Chase, envisions a love connection between Sufi poet Jamali, and Kamali.

The book has an introduction by former director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institute…

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