Friday, December 20, 2013
I love William Morris Hunt’s 1878 Niagara Falls. This is partly because, as a transplanted Canadian, the painting calls me back – across a border of time as well as place…
Friday, December 6, 2013
For those of you thinking of heading to New York to catch The New-York Historical Society’s new exhibition on the famous Armory Show of 1913, be prepared to have a moment of hometown recognition. WCMA’s own painting Study of a Girl (Fanette Reider) by American artist Morton Livingston Schamberg figures prominently among the works by Americans…
Morton Livingston Schamberg, Study of a Girl (Fanette Reider), c.1912, oil on canvas, Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Caption: Sol LeWitt, Arcs 12" wide from the upper right corner of the wall alternating bands of yellow, red, and blue ink washes, May 1988. © 2013 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
When thinking back to my time at Williams, rather than any work of art in particular at WCMA, it is the space of WCMA itself that left an impression. One of the things that remains with me most from the museum is the art on the wall of the stairway.
Friday, November 22, 2013
For those of you who didn’t catch last night’s WCMA at Night: Cultural Snapshots, here are a few snapshots of our own.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Maybe you’ve already heard whispers around campus about WALLS, WCMA’s new student art loan program. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes and are happy to report some new and exciting developments.
First off, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve finished the selection process for this first iteration of the program and have a total of 90 original works of art that will comprise the WALLS collection. Thanks to the Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts and additional contributions…
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
What will artist Senga Nengudi be bringing with her this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. for her Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art and the Q & A following? In forty years of activity in the art world, Nengudi has produced a near lifetime’s worth of sculptural creations…
Friday, October 25, 2013
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.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The WCMA staff had a blast at last Thursday’s kickoff WCMA at Night. Thanks to all who made Pulse of Place such a success, complete with great art, great food, and great company! Here are a few of our favorite moments:
Exploring temperatures in the gallery with friends and the Zilkha Center’s infrared camera.
Listening to the fiddle music of Sato Matsui (Class of 2014) while wandering through the galleries… with the infrared camera.
Goofing around at the chalkboard photo booth—here with our…
Friday, October 18, 2013
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?
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
“…a stunning installation of one of the most compelling and transformative exhibitions seen in the Berkshires in decades.” writes Charles Giuliano