Monday, April 29, 2013
When I started my position as the Coordinator of Education Programs at WCMA in mid-November, I was introduced to the Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity exhibition, where I would be working with Museum Associates to provide K-12 tours throughout the academic year. As I entered the gallery, I was immediately taken aback by a white figure with pointed ears, balanced on a tiny green ladder and holding a violin.
How can drawing be used to express and explore? For the drawing activity in Kidspace at WCMA: Artistic Curiosity, we encouraged visitors to draw in sketchbooks provided to literally draw out their curiosity.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Since our last blog post, we have had lots of visitors leave us wonderful and thoughtful questions about the two Joseph Cornell pieces in the Kidspace show.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
More press for Asco: Elite of the Obscure as it is about to open in Mexico at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) on March 21, 2013!
Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 started at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), then came here to the WCMA, and has now traveled to MUAC in Mexico City. Curated by C. Ondine Chavoya, Williams College associate professor of art and Latina/o studies and Rita Gonzalez, contemporary art curator…
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…