Monday, March 11, 2013
The British artist Tom Phillips will be participating in MASS MoCA’s Book Club on April 3rd at 6pm. Phillips will be there to talk about his work and artistic process more generally. Phillip’s work, A Humument, a collage created over the text of WH Mallock’s 1892 novel A Human Document, is currently on view in WCMA’s Picture: Literature exhibition.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The mummy hand held by WCMA has always been a mystery to me, full of questions and no answers: how old was it? Who was he or she? Why do we have only the hand? Where is the rest of the mummy? In the fall of 2013, Betsy Hart, Class of 2014, decided to make it the center piece of her independent study of ancient Egyptian religion
Thursday, February 28, 2013
You can check out one of the fourteen novels including, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Watt by Samuel Beckett, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco or one of the ten other novels, from the WCMA Lending Library or relax and read a passage from one of the books in our reading nook next to the gallery.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Elizabeth Hart ‘14 has been studying Egyptian objects at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) since the fall of 2012, working on an independent study with Antonia Foias, Professor of Anthropology. A particularly curious object in our collection is a mummified hand for which we had no date or background.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I first encountered Man Ray’s work in a museum in Germany back in the 70s when I was beginning my work in video. I was knocked out by the daring and the beauty of his radical imaging. This was Fine Art made of technology.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Robert Motherwell’s painting, Open No. 175, used to hang right at the entrance of the ground floor gallery at WCMA, and I would see it every time I was in the museum…