Gerald and Sara Murphy on La Garoupe beach, Antibes, Summer 1926. Gerald and Sara Murphy Papers, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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Talking American Art with Kevin Murphy, WCMA’s New Curator of American Art

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The newest addition to the WCMA family is Kevin Murphy, the Eugénie Prendergast Curator of American Art. Kevin is slated to present an installation of American art from WCMA’s permanent collection this spring.

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An Evening Snapshot: WCMA at Night November 2013

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For those of you who didn’t catch last night’s WCMA at Night: Cultural Snapshots, here are a few snapshots of our own.

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WCMA is on its way to your WALLS

Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985), La Creation, 1960, color lithograph. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts_x500

Maybe you’ve already heard whispers around campus about WALLS, WCMA’s new student art loan program. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes and are happy to report some new and exciting developments.

First off, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve finished the selection process for this first iteration of the program and have a total of 90 original works of art that will comprise the WALLS collection. Thanks to the Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts and additional contributions…

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A Chat with Lisa Dorin about WCMA’s Early Kiefer Show

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Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, Lisa Dorin and WCMA staff with Anselm Kiefer.

Q: Lisa, what can you tell us about the relationship between the Early Anselm Kiefer show and MASS MoCA’s long-term Kiefer installation from the Hall collection? How did WCMA’s exhibition come about?

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Acclaim for Now Dig This!

Dale Brockman Davis. Swept, 1970. Mixed media. 30 x 40 x 6 in. (76.2 x 101.6 x 15.2 cm). Blocker Collection c/o Rick Blocker._x345

“…a stunning installation of one of the most compelling and transformative exhibitions seen in the Berkshires in decades.” writes Charles Giuliano

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Meet Ian White

Meet Ian White, son of Now Dig This! artist Charles White, a featured guest at the exhibition celebration on Thursday, September 19. White will take part in a conversation with curator Kellie Jones and artists Alonzo Davis and Maren Hassinger.

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Meet Maren Hassinger

Maren Hassinger, River, 2011. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Arthur Evans_x500

Meet Maren Hassinger, a featured guest at the Celebration of Now Dig This! on Thursday, September 19. Hassinger will take part in a conversation with curator Kellie Jones and artists Alonzo Davis and Ian White.

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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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Now Dig This! Opens Saturday, July 20

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Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles! 1960—1980 opens Saturday, July 20!

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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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