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Senior Studio Art Show 2013

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Catch the senior studio art show 11 Reasons to Become an Investment Banker, which is on view through June 2, 2013.

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Outstanding Exhibition Award goes to Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid

Photo by Roman Iwasiwka.

Photo by Roman Iwasiwka.

WCMA has won the 2012 award for Outstanding Exhibition in a University Museum for its exhibition Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid. The prize was awarded by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) at its Annual Awards for Excellence.

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Art of the Month Club: Amelia Wood

Installation view. Amy Podmore, Measured Rest (rabbit), 2009, mixed media. Collection of the artist. Photo by Arthur Evans._x425

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.

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Drawing Out Your Curiosity

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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.

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More Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity Questions

Joseph Cornell, (American, 1903-1972), View at Ostend, c. 1965, mixed media collage. Gift of Susan W. Paine in honor of Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954. (M.2008.22) © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY_x400

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.

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Asco: Elite of the Obscure Opening in Mexico

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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…

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Check out our Lending Library

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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.

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Can photography capture your inner emotions?

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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.

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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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Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity Questions

Joseph Cornell, (American, 1903-1972), View at Ostend, c. 1965, mixed media collage. Gift of Susan W. Paine in honor of Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954. (M.2008.22) © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY_x400

As you may know, Kidspace: Artistic Curiosity recently opened at WCMA in early November 2012. We have since been encouraging…

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