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WCMA Chosen One of Top College Art Museums

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A list of the top twenty best college art museums appeared this month on complex.com’s website section Complex Art & Design, and WCMA weighs in at #18. While there doesn’t seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason to the order of this list (Yale University Art Gallery is ranked as #20, while Arizona State University Art Museum is placed as #2), it is still nice to see WCMA getting the recognition the institution deserves. The entry describes the…

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WCMA Wins Three 2013 NEMA Publication Awards!

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WCMA is a winner in the 2013 New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition!

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Art to the Students

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Imagine Winslow Homer as your roommate for the spring semester or Cezanne living next door. WCMA is hard at work putting together a special collection of two-dimensional art for students to display in their dorms.

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Fulkerson Award for Leadership in the Arts Recipients Announced

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WCMA proudly announced today the 2013 recipients of the Fulkerson Award for Leadership in the Arts: Deena Bak, Williams College, Class of 2013; and Elizabeth Rooklidge, Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, Class of 2013.

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Tom Krens former WCMA director to teach this fall

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Tom Krens, former director of both the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Williams College Museum of Art, will be teaching a course in the fall called From WCMA to Bilbao and Beyond: The Future of Museums in the Global Cultural Landscape.

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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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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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In the Map: Maya Lin’s Blue Lake Pass

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Miriam Stanton, Interim Assistant Curator gave a presentation and participated in the panel discussion, Mapping Spaces: Cartographic Practices in Art and Architecture, Part I at the 2013 College Art Association Conference in New York City last week.

In the Map: Maya Lin’s Blue Lake Pass
—Miriam Ashkin Stanton, Williams College Museum of Art

Maya Lin’s Blue Lake Pass is a physical construction of a mental construct—a volumetric topographic map, incised and pulled apart at its gridded seams. To date, analyses of this work have…

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MLK Gallery Discussion

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The Williams College of Art was proud to be part of the MLK 2013 Two-Day Celebration organized by the Williams College Davis Center. On Monday, January 14, WCMA hosted a gallery discussion lead by Maurita Poole, Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts. You can hear a report by WAMC Public Radio’s Lucas Willard on the celebration.

 

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2013 New York Book Show Award!

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For the second year in a row a WCMA catalog has won a New York Book Show award! The exhibition catalog, Sol Lewitt: The Well-Tempered Grid, has won an award in the 27th Annual New York Book Show, in the category for Professional/Scholarly publications.

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