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.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Catch the senior studio art show 11 Reasons to Become an Investment Banker, which is on view through June 2, 2013.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tom Krens, former director of both the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Williams College Museum of Art, will be teaching a course in the fall called From WCMA to Bilbao and Beyond: The Future of Museums in the Global Cultural Landscape.
Photo by Roman Iwasiwka.
WCMA has won the 2012 award for Outstanding Exhibition in a University Museum for its exhibition Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid. The prize was awarded by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) at its Annual Awards for Excellence.