Current Exhibitions

Human head emerging from monster jaws, Mayan, Belize, Corozal, Late Classic, 600-900 CE, limestone coated with stucco with traces of blue and red polychrome. _x345

July 29, 2016 - Ongoing

Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collection

Not Set in Stone brings together a range of architectural fragments from the museum’s collection.


Abbott Handerson Thayer, Roseate Spoonbills, study for Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom, ca. 1905-1909, oil on paperboard. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Abbott Handerson Thayer._x345

March 11, 2016 - August 21, 2016

“Not Theories but Revelations:” The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer

“Not Theories but Revelations” is the first exhibition to address Thayer’s artistic practice as part of his broader investigation of animal and human concealment.


Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh

February 12, 2016 - September 25, 2016

Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh

Both Sides Now is a first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, come together to merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters among objects and people.


Fabrice Monteiro, The Prophecy, Untitled #1. Museum purchase, Karl E. Weston Fund. © Mariane Ibrahim Gallery._x345

January 29, 2016 - August 28, 2016

African Art Against the State

African Art Against the State highlights the long and extraordinary history of activism, intervention, and resistance that has characterized a great deal of African art-making from prehistory to the present.


Utagawa Kunisada, (Japanese; 1786-1864), Untitled (Interior scene with two women), 1855, color woodblock on paper. Gift of Lloyd Mills._x345

January 22, 2016 - August 7, 2016

Object Lab

Object Lab makes visible how works of art are used in courses across the curriculum. Professors deeply embed art into their teaching, students get extended access to the art, and the public gets a glimpse into liberal arts learning. This is the second iteration of Object Lab with different works pulled from the WCMA collection for a new array of Williams courses.


Maximilien Luce, London, 1892, oil on panel. Bequest of Governor and Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman, Class of 1899._x345

October 23, 2015 - Ongoing

The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art, 1689–1913

Bracketed by the earliest war for the control of North America and World War I, The Anxiety of Influence highlights seldom seen treasures from WCMA’s collection and illuminates the political, economic, and cultural tensions of the times.


Sol LeWitt, #1089, 2015_x345

August 28, 2015 - Ongoing

Sol LeWitt: On the Wall

WCMA and the art department are installing a new Sol LeWitt wall drawing, #1089 in the museum’s atrium.