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Can photography capture your inner emotions?

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If you are curious come to WCMA and find out. Hands-on activities play an important role in the Kidspace at WCMA: Artistic Curiosity exhibition. One section of the exhibition investigates the representation of inner lives.

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Working Together/Declarations of Independence

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We want to invite you to rest, to listen, to wonder. We’ll pay you to do it if we have to. We want to invite you to be disoriented, willingly, just for a moment. I want to invite you to enjoy yourself.

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A Week in the Rose Study Gallery

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What happens behind the locked door off the WCMA atrium? This room is the Rose Study Gallery, our object-study classroom. Professors teach with works of art from storage that are arranged in a mini-exhibition just for their class. The Rose Study Gallery hosts a variety of courses and artworks throughout the year. Here is a sample week from November 2012 to give a sense of this variety.

Tuesday, November 27
Maria Elena Cepeda and Latina/o Studies 313
Race, Beauty, and Power in the…

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The AIDS Memorial Quilt at WCMA: World AIDS Day 2012

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A block of panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt was installed today in the atrium of the Williams College Museum of Art.

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Wall Drawing #29

Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #29, installed for the exhibition Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid, is on view through Dec. 9, 2012. Check out this short video of the 5 day installation and stop in to see the drawing in person!

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What I love about WCMA

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Photographer Stephen Petegorsky, Digital Imaging Assistant Emily Lemieux, and Photographer Jim Gipe (Photo by Jim Gipe – Pivot Media and Stephen Petegorsky)

I have worked at the Williams College Museum of Art for almost three years, and when I reflect on my favorite moments working here it makes me realize what a unique place WCMA is.

When I came for my interview in 2009 the Niagara show was on. I was very impressed by the work of Katie…

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How did Matta’s Rain get here?

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Thanks to James Thrall Soby’s (author, critic, connoisseur, collector and patron of the arts) enthusiasm for Surrealism and passion for Williams College, Matta’s “Rain” has published, exhibited, and been very much enjoyed by museum staff and visitors alike since 1950.

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The Life of an Object

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At WCMA, we are constantly learning about our permanent collection. With more than 13,000 objects, there is always something for us to research. Objects accumulate new information over time and since we are charged with caring for works in our collection, we are responsible for tracking the “life of an object.”

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Eye Can See Clearly Now

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“The eyes are the window of the soul, reflecting feelings and truth. They are the best way to communicate with the world, with others.”
—Louise Bourgeois
The conservation team from Modern Art Foundry cleaned the silver-nitrate patina on the bronze Eyes in front of WCMA, May 31, 2012.

In 2001, the 75th anniversary of the Williams College Museum of Art, the museum commissioned Eyes, a public art installation by Louise Bourgeois.

WCMA worked with Bourgeois, her studio, and the Office of Dan Kiley, Landscape…

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Digitization Conference Presentation in D.C.

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Last week Rachel Tassone and I went to Washington D.C. to present about our Prendergast Digitization Project at a conference. We learned a good amount from our colleagues and were excited to get the word out about our project.

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