George Inness (American, 1825–1894) Twilight, ca. 1860, oil on canvas, Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of Cyrus P. Smith, Class of 1918, in memory of his father, B. Herbert Smith, Class of 1885(79.66)_x1200
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WALLS Round Up Part 3: Overheard in Student Rooms

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…

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WALLS Interview #3

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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.

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WALLS Round Up Part 2: “Tweeting” the Experience

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.

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WALLS Interview #2

Student: Emily Dugdale, Class of 2014.
Majors: Political Science and International Studies (Concentration)

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WALLS Interview #1

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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…

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WALLS Round Up Part 1: Students Getting to Know Their Artworks

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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…

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Recollections: Works at WCMA Donated by Reunion Class Alumni

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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.

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Senior Studio Art Show 2013

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Catch the senior studio art show 11 Reasons to Become an Investment Banker, which is on view through June 2, 2013.

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WCMA’s Rich Collection

James Tissot (French, 1836–1902), Ces Dames des chars à l'hippodrome, ca. 1885, etching with drypoint, Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of David Tunick, Class of 1966, in honor of S. Lane Faison, Jr., Class of 1929._x300

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…

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WCMA Close up Challenge Revealed

William Morris Hunt (American, 1824-1879), Niagara Falls, 1878, oil on canvas, Gift of the estate of J. Malcolm Forbes. (61.7)_x550

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…

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