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Sewing In Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now, opening February 12, is a first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. The first time they visited WCMA, they were both struck by many things but three stood out in particular: the collection, the … Continue reading

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Mapping the Museum

Winter Study offers Williams students the chance to take just one course for four weeks during  the month of January. Social practice artist Lexa Walsh is teaching one of those courses entitled, Mapping the Museum- Intervention and Participation in Contemporary Museum … Continue reading

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Uncovering Manet and Eastman Johnson

As a result of an ongoing collection assessment, WCMA has unearthed two hidden treasures in its collection–a painting by Eastman Johnson and a pastel by Édouard Manet. Both works are on view in the ongoing exhibition, The Anxiety of Influence. … Continue reading

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Bringing the Classroom to the Museum

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 Upon entering the room, you are met with an abundance of pieces hung salon style and art in every direction you look. In this gallery, you can see how art can relate to every discipline. Prints, photographs, paintings, drawings and sculptures are on … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of Luce

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WCMA received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to digitize, condition assess, and make curatorial improvements for a large group (about 2,000!) of American paintings, prints, and drawings. The project is almost a year in and we’re right on … Continue reading

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WALLS Expansion

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We asked Elliot Krasnopoler, MA ’15,  to give us some insight into his process for expanding the WALLS collection. Why are we growing the WALLS collection? The WALLS collection is made up of 90 original works of art that are lent … Continue reading

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Jon Rubin at WCMA

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Jon Rubin is a Pittsburgh based artist and professor of art at Carnegie Mellon. After moving from San Francisco, where he received his Masters degree, to the much smaller city, he got over the initial shock and saw how the … Continue reading

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WALLS

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Williams Art Loans for Living Spaces, also known as WALLS, is a small, unique portion of WCMA’s permanent collection consisting of 90 works. This collection is only on view in the museum for a few short weeks, just under two, … Continue reading

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Q&A with the Curator

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We sat down with Max Boersma, graduate student and co-curator of The Loosening of Time: Maurice and Charles Prendegast and asked him a few questions about his experience working with WCMA’s Prendergast collection and curating a show. How does this Prendergast show … Continue reading

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The Trojans and Armor

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Imagining the Trojan War is on view in the Weston Rotunda, the oldest part of the WCMA. This storied museum space houses a combination of ancient Greek artifacts and modern works that both depict the Greek art of the war and images of … Continue reading

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