Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Ninety students have now spent three months living with an artwork from the WALLS collection. Here at WCMA, we’re really interested in the knowledge and experiences generated during these semester-long loans. We checked in with students to find out what interesting comments they’ve overheard in response to their artworks: as we wrap up the inaugural semester of WALLS, we thought we would share a few.
Artist not known, Himalayas from Kashmir, 1870s
Charlotte Fleming ’15
“That makes sense. It…
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Sam Steakley with his WALLS Artwork. Pia Fries (b. 1955), Rake, 2007. Color soap ground and spit bite aquatints with photogravure and roulette. Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts.
Well, I was one of the crazy people. I was the third person in the line, behind the people in a tent.
Monday, April 28, 2014
We checked in with students to ask them to reflect and sum up their WALLS experience in a “tweet.” Here’s a roundup of some of their responses.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Student: Emily Dugdale, Class of 2014.
Majors: Political Science and International Studies (Concentration)
Monday, March 31, 2014
How did you select your artwork? I went to the exhibit beforehand and looked at the catalog, thinking that I wanted something… “stuffier”—one of the more well known, formal pieces like…
Monday, March 24, 2014
Last week marked one month since 90 lucky students took home an artwork from the WALLS collection. Here at WCMA, we’re really interested in the knowledge and experiences generated during these semester-long loans. We checked in with students to find out how their thoughts have changed over the last few weeks. Here’s a roundup of some of their responses.
Carolina Jaramillo ‘16
Artwork: Moritz Loewy & Pierre-Henri Puiseux, Photographie Lunaire: Taruntius—Mer des Crises—Macrobius (Lunar Photography; Tartuntius—Sea of Crises—Macrobius), 1900
When I first got…
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, May 16, 2013
Catch the senior studio art show 11 Reasons to Become an Investment Banker, which is on view through June 2, 2013.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
At first glance, WCMA is a small but surprisingly well-stocked museum…what most people don’t know when they walk in, however, is how rich the collection truly is.
Many of the current exhibits are mainly geared toward contemporary art; while it is important to celebrate the new (and relatively recent), I was feeling homesick for my favorites from back home…the French Impressionists. The art gallery where I grew up had many modern works, but when we went on field trips in elementary…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The painting from Monday’s Close-Up Challenge is William Morris Hunt’s Niagara Falls!
William Morris Hunt painted this in 1878, toward the end of his life. It is one of his largest easel paintings. Hunt was one of the most prominent painters in New England in the 19th century, known for both his dramatic landscapes and his intimate genre paintings. The close-up detail shows Hunt’s judicious use of heavy impasto to show the texture of the water, as well as his use…