The Williams College Museum of Art is home to the world’s largest repository of the work of the artist brothers Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924) and Charles Prendergast (1863–1948). Throughout these web pages, you can learn more about the collection itself and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the museum staff’s efforts to digitize the Prendergast collection for the purpose of increasing access to these resources. These collections, as well as their family archives, came to the museum during the years 1983 to 1995 for research and educational purposes.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Friends of Eugénie Prendergast at WCMA in front of "Promenade"
1984 was a pivotal year for both the development of the Prendergast fine art collection and the construction of the Prendergast wing of the museum. Prior to 1984, Williams College Museum of Art had only seven works by the Prendergast brothers in its collection, but in 1984 alone, Eugénie Prendergast (Charles’s widow) donated thirty works of fine art to the museum.
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Prendergast Archive and Study Center’s Pinterest account features images of both fine art and archival materials that were digitized as part of the IMLS digitization grant.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
We have recently digitized and added over 7,350 exhibition and education related images to our database. These images range in date from 1942 to 2005 and represent over 350 different exhibitions and over fifteen different education related programs.