Friday, November 30, 2012
As a Russian major who is intensely interested in history, I’ve been lucky to work with Elizabeth Gallerani and WCMA this semester translating a series of 26 Soviet Propaganda posters from the 1920s. The Alumni who donated these works many years ago, Telford Taylor, served in the Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials and one can only guess at how he came across such a collection.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
A block of panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt was installed today in the atrium of the Williams College Museum of Art.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
This is a close-up shot of a painting in WCMA’s collection, currently on display. Do you know which one? Leave
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Here at WCMA, we take our role as a teaching museum seriously. Check out some interesting links about the concept of a teaching museum.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
As part of WCMA at Night the third Thursday in October, students made up their own LeWitt inspired drawing directions and had the option of following the directions created by others. This is the second post displaying these drawings.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Williams student Jenny Tang shares a visual diary of activities at the museum this season from her point of view, along with some reflections on what makes WCMA special.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Among the many things that art can do, one of the most persistent is to provide a portal through time. Thus an art museum is a time machine, or a collection of them, and within the confines of WCMA, the most transporting art object for me is a piece of architecture, the original Lawrence Hall rotunda.