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…
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
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.
Friday, September 14, 2012
As an aspiring museum educator, in planning for my summer, I envisioned an internship in a big city museum, working with kids of all ages. Where I ended up was in a small gallery in my hometown of Buffalo, New York, working as an archives intern. While it was not what I had first looked for, it was exactly what I needed. Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center is relatively young in the art world, but it has a rich history. In…