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Art of the Month Club: Marisa Repka

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On the first day of the fall semester, the ten students in Professor E.J. Johnson’s tutorial Architecture of Louis I. Kahn visited the Rose Gallery at WCMA. The moment I stepped inside and saw Kahn’s 1929 Towers, San Gimignano, I experienced the happy warmth of encountering a familiar face. Continue reading

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Highlight Reel: October WCMA at Night

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A Chat with Lisa Dorin about WCMA’s Early Kiefer Show

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Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, Lisa Dorin and WCMA staff with Anselm Kiefer.

Q: Lisa, what can you tell us about the relationship between the Early Anselm Kiefer show and MASS MoCA’s long-term Kiefer installation from the Hall collection? How did WCMA’s exhibition come about? Continue reading

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Acclaim for Now Dig This!

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“…a stunning installation of one of the most compelling and transformative exhibitions seen in the Berkshires in decades.” writes Charles Giuliano Continue reading

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WCMA Chosen One of Top College Art Museums

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Grant Wood and Cole Porter

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Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Ever wonder about the previous owners of works in WCMA’s collection? Grant Wood’s Death on the Ridge Road is a striking example. The painting was a gift to the museum by the illustrious songwriter and composer Cole Porter in 1947. Continue reading

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Art of the Month Club: Stephen Edidin

Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY._x600

Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

In the spring of 1976, I went up to Williamstown during the process of deciding where I would go for graduate school in art history. Continue reading

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The History of Lawrence Hall

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Ever wonder about the history and architecture of Lawrence Hall? WCMA now has a Finding Aid for its collection of historical documents and images related to the architecture and construction of the buildings holding WCMA and the College’s Art Department. Continue reading

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WCMA Staff Enjoy MIDWEEKMUSIC

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Last Wednesday WCMA staff members were in the audience at the MIDWEEKMUSIC performance of Continue reading

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Meet Ian White

Meet Ian White, son of Now Dig This! artist Charles White, a featured guest at the exhibition celebration on Thursday, September 19. White will take part in a conversation with curator Kellie Jones and artists Alonzo Davis and Maren Hassinger. Continue reading

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