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Fun at the Debate Society Social

Crowd on the Patio for the Debate Society Social

Thank you to the Debate Society, creators of the 1950s suburban thriller Blood Play, for a great time on the WCMA patio last night. Visitors were treated to show inspired drinks, hors d’ oeuvres and old fashioned entertainment.

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Catching Up with Kellie Jones Guest Curator of Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980

Tour of Now DIg This! at WCMA with curator Kellie Jones.

Tour of Now DIg This! at WCMA with curator Kellie Jones.

Q: Welcome to WCMA, Kellie. Can you tell us a bit about how the installation of Now Dig This! will differ from its installation at the Hammer and MoMA’s P.S. 1?

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Alumni Weekend Family Program: The Art of Archaeology

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…

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Family Day Brought Out the Curious

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Saturday March 2, 2013 was Family Day at WCMA. This year’s theme was Get Curious! One young girl had a couple questions

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Tom Phillips at MASS MoCA April 3

Installation shot of A Humament by Tom Phillips

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.

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Claiming Williams looks at My White Friends

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We were happy to welcome about 40 students, faculty, and staff to the galleries and rotunda for a discussion of Myra Greene’s newly installed exhibition My White Friends. The exhibition is a selection of 20 of Greene’s portraits of her friends, each in a setting they felt most comfortable in. Harry Gilbert ’14 worked with Maurita Poole, Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, to bring the exhibition here.

After a brief introduction, we were given a few writing prompts/questions on clipboards….

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Drop-in Drawing this Sunday

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Come in out of the cold this weekend for a Drop-in Drawing Class at WCMA, Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm. We supply the pencils and paper. All ages welcome. No experience or registration required.

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MLK Gallery Discussion

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The Williams College of Art was proud to be part of the MLK 2013 Two-Day Celebration organized by the Williams College Davis Center. On Monday, January 14, WCMA hosted a gallery discussion lead by Maurita Poole, Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts. You can hear a report by WAMC Public Radio’s Lucas Willard on the celebration.

 

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Arts Expo Today

Come see the talents of Williams students at the Arts Expo today!

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Working Together/Declarations of Independence

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We want to invite you to rest, to listen, to wonder. We’ll pay you to do it if we have to. We want to invite you to be disoriented, willingly, just for a moment. I want to invite you to enjoy yourself.

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