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Current Exhibitions


November 6, 2015 - February 7, 2016

WALLS Evolves: Expanding a Living Collection

WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) is growing and new works of art are on our walls. Through a student-led project, recently acquired prints, drawings, and photographs are on view in an exhibition that brings the acquisition process to the fore.


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.


Cary S. Leibowitz, Your smarter than me. i don't care., 1994, latex on wood. Gift of Peter Norton._x345

October 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Your smarter than me. i don’t care.

Navel-gazing; a self-mocking focus on an artist’s own life and practice; embracing identity politics; and a skeptical obsession with technology. This is the stuff of Your smarter than me. i don’t care.


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September 18, 2015 - December 20, 2015

Object Lab

Object Lab turns our museum classroom inside out: it makes a public exhibition of the intimate art encounters that enrich learning and teaching across campus. Professors from a range of departments select works from storage. WCMA installs the eclectic mix in a space that supports sustained looking, offering a glimpse into what students are studying this semester.


Faculty Off the Cuff Photo by Kris Qua._x345

September 11, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Faculty Off the Cuff: Labeltalk 2015

Mix eight works of art, add a group of Williams faculty and what you get is a brand new approach to the Labeltalk exhibition series.


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.



May 30, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Imagining the Trojan War

For the ancient Greeks, the Iliad was both entertainment and a record of their past. The exhibition traces Homer’s epic poem across history through ancient and modern works of art.