Thursday, February 28, 2013
You can check out one of the fourteen novels including, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Watt by Samuel Beckett, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco or one of the ten other novels, from the WCMA Lending Library or relax and read a passage from one of the books in our reading nook next to the gallery.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
If you are curious come to WCMA and find out. Hands-on activities play an important role in the Kidspace at WCMA: Artistic Curiosity exhibition. One section of the exhibition investigates the representation of inner lives.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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….
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As you may know, Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity recently opened at WCMA in early November 2012. We have since been encouraging…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Don’t miss the exhibition, Power Runs in Many Channels: Diversity in Nigerian Art on view through October 21, 2012! Today
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
It’s your last chance to see Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 at WCMA. The exhibition will be on view through July 29, 2012. There will be a gallery talk by C. Ondine Chavoya, co-curator and Associate Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00pm. There will also be a gallery talk by Kathryn Price, Curator of Special Projects, on Thursday, July 26 also at 2:00pm.
You can also learn more about Asco by checking…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
At WCMA, we are constantly learning about our permanent collection. With more than 13,000 objects, there is always something for us to research. Objects accumulate new information over time and since we are charged with caring for works in our collection, we are responsible for tracking the “life of an object.”
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Don’t miss the recent press coverage of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Exhibitions are somewhat similar to theatrical performances. Audience members revel in the final production—often unaware of all the staging and preparation that occurs beforehand and behind-the-scenes.
Though Museum Models: Students Take On Celebrated Architects has been on view at WCMA for two months, its history is even longer. Featuring nearly 100 models produced over a decade in Williams College Professor Ann McCallum’s architectural design courses, this exhibition highlights student creativity and explores a layering of architectural history, pedagogic practice, and educational…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Can’t afford a vacation to L.A.? Plan a stay-cation this Spring and experience East Los Angeles right here in the Berkshires. First, visit the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure at the Williams College Museum of Art. Then, catch Los Lobos on April 5 at MASS MoCA. Two museums, just a few miles apart in Williamstown and North Adams, are highlighting Chicano art and music, and the results are an inspiring journey through the turbulent politics of Southern California in…