Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tour of Now DIg This! at WCMA with curator Kellie Jones.
Q: Welcome to WCMA, Kellie. Can you tell us a bit about how the installation of Now Dig This! will differ from its installation at the Hammer and MoMA’s P.S. 1?
Friday, July 19, 2013
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles! 1960—1980 opens Saturday, July 20!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
What first drew me to Edward Hopper’s Morning in a City was his deployment of the gaze. It is a simple enough scene of a young woman standing in a bedroom as her day begins.
Monday, July 1, 2013
On the weekend this June when Williamstown was overrun with alumni busy with their reunions, WCMA was abuzz with kids of alumni on an archaeology hunt. Their gallery expedition led them from gallery to gallery to classroom, map and hieroglyphic chart in hand, to find a hidden word and thereby receive a prize back at the welcome table. What was that word? Well, fittingly, it was “EXPLORE,” and explore they did. Each of WCMA’s “Reunion Rangers,” stationed in particular galleries…
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This semester, I curated a pop-up exhibition for Williams College alumni reunion weekend. The reasons behind such an exhibition were relatively straightforward: WCMA has been lucky enough to benefit from generations of alumni donations and this show allowed us to celebrate this legacy of giving.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I have spent so much time with so many objects in the Williams College Museum collection that it is hard to choose just one.
Friday, June 14, 2013
WCMA is a winner in the 2013 New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Imagine Winslow Homer as your roommate for the spring semester or Cezanne living next door. WCMA is hard at work putting together a special collection of two-dimensional art for students to display in their dorms.
Friday, May 31, 2013
WCMA proudly announced today the 2013 recipients of the Fulkerson Award for Leadership in the Arts: Deena Bak, Williams College, Class of 2013; and Elizabeth Rooklidge, Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, Class of 2013.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Among my favorite pieces at WCMA is the 12th century Flemish baptismal font that quite literally took up space in the medieval art room – requiring visitors to walk about it. Although at first glance the font appears nondescript, faceted edges and angles create shadows with light.