Friday, July 31, 2015
We sat down with Max Boersma, graduate student and co-curator of The Loosening of Time: Maurice and Charles Prendegast and asked him a few questions about his experience working with WCMA’s Prendergast collection and curating a show.
How does this Prendergast show fit into what the WCMA usually chooses to exhibit? Is the show different from others?
The Prendergasts are a core part of WCMA’s collection and identity – in fact, their work has been included in over forty exhibitions since 1983! We aimed…
Imagining the Trojan War is on view in the Weston Rotunda, the oldest part of the WCMA. This storied museum space houses a combination of ancient Greek artifacts and modern works that both depict the Greek art of the war and images of and related to the Trojan War.
The Trojan War is perhaps most famously recounted in The Illiad, Homer’s legendary tale of the titanic clash between Greeks and Troy. Amid the rotunda’s bright white columns, look for an array of documents that show the written tradition of The Illiad….
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Immerse yourself in the mind of Allen Ginsberg, Salvador Dalí, or Lou Reed among others through Andy Warhol’s signature Screen Tests.
Warhol was among the first artists to introduce video as a fine art form and he shot around 500 different Screen Tests, but not all were kept. Every test he shot was the same length, 100 feet of film, shot with the same 16mm video camera, and many were slowed down to just under four minutes for various compilations such as 13…
Come and surround yourself with books and knowledge that influenced Andy Warhol! In a room inspired by Andy Warhol’s library, you will find shelf after shelf of mismatched books, from classic novels to comedic shorts. In an odd twist, these books are shelved with the spine inward introducing chance into your journey through Andy Warhol’s mind. This is an opportunity to step into Warhol’s shoes and form a deeper connection with the celebrity artist. Sit down and absorb the peaceful atmosphere or have a quiet…
Monday, May 12, 2014
Frederick William MacMonnies, Study of a Stamdomg Male Nude, ca. 1880s. Charcoal and conte crayon on paper. Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon.
“I’m 103 and I knew and lived by Frederick W. MacMonnies many years ago.”
Monday, May 5, 2014
May 5, 1984: “Photography, the prime visual recorder of human events, preserves memories, emotion, and sentiment for virtually all Americans…
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It was not love at first sight.
Friday, March 14, 2014
This Saturday, March 15, we are excited to see some of our 3,000-object American Art collection return to the gallery walls with the opening of American Art: Colonial Period through Mid-Twentieth Century.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Williams alum Bridget Ngcobo ’12 works with Zanele Muholi’s media collective Inkanyiso. In her most recent post on from South Africa she writes about Zanele Muholi’s Mo(u)rning exhibition at the Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg.
Friday, January 24, 2014
With the January 25th opening of American Art 1950-1975, WCMA’s newest acquisition, Joan Mitchell’s Sunflower VI will make its public debut. This will become the third painting from her 1969 Sunflower series that is on view in a museum. Serendipitously, staff members Marisa Repka ’14 (PR Intern) and Sarah Margerum (Public Engagement Manager) had the opportunity to visit the other two artworks during the holiday break. In anticipation of WCMA’s new installation, we wanted to share our very different, yet…