Thursday, October 1, 2015
WCMA received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to digitize, condition assess, and make curatorial improvements for a large group (about 2,000!) of American paintings, prints, and drawings. The project is almost a year in and we’re right on track with 1,099 pieces– including some of our largest paintings — digitized and their condition evaluated. The ultimate goal of the project is to make the pieces available for the public and scholars to view through the collection portion of our…
Monday, March 17, 2014
Thanks again to all who joined us for our Monuments Men at Williams program, and our fabulous guest speakers. And in case you weren’t able to make it, check out the full video!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Paintings Expelled from German Museums
The release of the film Monuments Men has drawn attention to the importance of preserving national art treasures during times of war. Although not featured in the film, S. Lane Faison, Director of Williams College Museum of Art (then Lawrence Art Museum) from 1948 — 1976, was a Navy Reservist during World War II and in 1945 was posted to the Office of Strategic Services’ Art Looting Investigation Unit. In addition to writing the official report on Adolf Hitler’s collection of…
Friday, February 28, 2014
It was a time for showing physical bravery and bravura connoisseurship, an unlikely pairing. This was the dynamic duo necessary for the men and women of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section (MFAA) of the Allied forces in Western Europe.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 6:45 a.m. I roll out of bed and greet a wintry Williamstown morning. Armed with a tarp, a sleeping bag, and a coffee, I join my friends and we make our way to WCMA, hoping that few of our fellow students are as warm-blooded as we are. As it turns out, twenty-four of Williams’s finest have beaten us to the punch, already freezing away for the chance to have a first pick of the Williams Art Loan…
Friday, November 22, 2013
For those of you who didn’t catch last night’s WCMA at Night: Cultural Snapshots, here are a few snapshots of our own.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
What will artist Senga Nengudi be bringing with her this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. for her Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art and the Q & A following? In forty years of activity in the art world, Nengudi has produced a near lifetime’s worth of sculptural creations…
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The WCMA staff had a blast at last Thursday’s kickoff WCMA at Night. Thanks to all who made Pulse of Place such a success, complete with great art, great food, and great company! Here are a few of our favorite moments:
Exploring temperatures in the gallery with friends and the Zilkha Center’s infrared camera.
Listening to the fiddle music of Sato Matsui (Class of 2014) while wandering through the galleries… with the infrared camera.
Goofing around at the chalkboard photo booth—here with our…
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Last Wednesday WCMA staff members were in the audience at the MIDWEEKMUSIC performance of
Monday, September 16, 2013
Meet Ian White, son of Now Dig This! artist Charles White, a featured guest at the exhibition celebration on Thursday, September 19. White will take part in a conversation with curator Kellie Jones and artists Alonzo Davis and Maren Hassinger.