Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987); My Shoe is Your Shoe (from "A la recherche due shoe purdue" with poems by Ralph Pomeroy), 1955; hand colered off-set lithograph. Copy Righ Holder: Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Gift of Richard F. Holmes, Class of 1946. (M.2005.17.31.L) x1200
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A Wonderful Evening of Storytelling

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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!

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Scrapbooks Showcase the Impact of World War II at WCMA

Paintings Expelled from German Museums

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…

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Those Williams Monuments Men

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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.

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WALLS: The Pick-Up Day Experience

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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…

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An Evening Snapshot: WCMA at Night November 2013

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For those of you who didn’t catch last night’s WCMA at Night: Cultural Snapshots, here are a few snapshots of our own.

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Senga Nengudi

Senga Nengudi setting up for a performance of RSVP X in her Los Angeles studio, 1976. Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York._x500

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…

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Highlight Reel: October WCMA at Night

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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…

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WCMA Staff Enjoy MIDWEEKMUSIC

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Last Wednesday WCMA staff members were in the audience at the MIDWEEKMUSIC performance of

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Meet Ian White

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.

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Meet Maren Hassinger

Maren Hassinger, River, 2011. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Arthur Evans_x500

Meet Maren Hassinger, a featured guest at the Celebration of Now Dig This! on Thursday, September 19. Hassinger will take part in a conversation with curator Kellie Jones and artists Alonzo Davis and Ian White.

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