Jacqueline Humphries (American, b. 1960); Clio in Furs, 2006; oil on canvas. Courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery and the artist. x1200
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Congratulations to the 2014 Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Award Winners

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is delighted to announce the 2014 Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Award winners: Marisa Repka, Class of 2014, and Nina Pelaez, Graduate Student in the History of Art, Class of 2014.  The Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts is now in its fifth year and continues to support a variety of student-centered projects at WCMA including WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) and WAC (WCMA Advisory Council). A central component of…

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WALLS Round Up Part 3: Overheard in Student Rooms

Ninety students have now spent three months living with an artwork from the WALLS collection. Here at WCMA, we’re really interested in the knowledge and experiences generated during these semester-long loans. We checked in with students to find out what interesting comments they’ve overheard in response to their artworks: as we wrap up the inaugural semester of WALLS, we thought we would share a few.

Artist not known, Himalayas from Kashmir, 1870s

Charlotte Fleming ’15

“That makes sense. It…

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WALLS Round Up Part 2: “Tweeting” the Experience

We checked in with students to ask them to reflect and sum up their WALLS experience in a “tweet.” Here’s a roundup of some of their responses.

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WALLS Round Up Part 1: Students Getting to Know Their Artworks

Okada, Untitled, 1969_x500

Last week marked one month since 90 lucky students took home an artwork from the WALLS collection. Here at WCMA, we’re really interested in the knowledge and experiences generated during these semester-long loans. We checked in with students to find out how their thoughts have changed over the last few weeks. Here’s a roundup of some of their responses.

Carolina Jaramillo ‘16
Artwork: Moritz Loewy & Pierre-Henri Puiseux, Photographie Lunaire: Taruntius—Mer des Crises—Macrobius (Lunar Photography; Tartuntius—Sea of Crises—Macrobius), 1900

When I first got…

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Experiencing Joan Mitchell’s Sunflowers

With the January 25th opening of American Art 1950-1975, WCMA’s newest acquisition, Joan Mitchell’s Sunflower VI will make its public debut. This will become the third painting from her 1969 Sunflower series that is on view in a museum. Serendipitously, staff members Marisa Repka ’14 (PR Intern) and Sarah Margerum (Public Engagement Manager) had the opportunity to visit the other two artworks during the holiday break. In anticipation of WCMA’s new installation, we wanted to share our very different, yet…

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WCMA is on its way to your WALLS

Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985), La Creation, 1960, color lithograph. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts_x500

Maybe you’ve already heard whispers around campus about WALLS, WCMA’s new student art loan program. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes and are happy to report some new and exciting developments.

First off, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve finished the selection process for this first iteration of the program and have a total of 90 original works of art that will comprise the WALLS collection. Thanks to the Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts and additional contributions…

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