Senior Show Banner_x1200

Past Exhibitions


June 27, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Whistler: Close-Up

Study James McNeil Whistler’s gossamer brushwork and delicate use of line, with which he created some of the most beautiful—and most controversial­­—artwork of the nineteenth century.


January 31, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Three Centuries of American Art

Familiar favorites along with artwork new to WCMA’s collection provide a panoply of American creativity. Edward Hopper’s Morning in a City, back on view after its international tour, joins a colorful geometric gouache painting by Stuart Davis.

WALLS Feature Image_x345

September 4, 2015 - September 17, 2015

WALLS: Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces

The collection destined for student dorms is on our walls through Sept 17. Check out the 90 original works of art before they leave the building in student’s hands.


June 20, 2015 - August 30, 2015

The Loosening of Time: Maurice and Charles Prendergast

The work of Maurice and Charles Prendergast oscillated in and out of its own time. The Prendergasts combined their knowledge of historic and modern art with observations of contemporary life to develop hybrid approaches to making art.


March 7, 2015 - August 16, 2015

Warhol by the Book

Andy Warhol lived and breathed books. From his student days in the 1940s to his death in 1987, Warhol experimented wildly with form and content, turning traditional notions of media and authorship on their heads.

Related Resources

Sara Muñoz_x345

May 15, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Plead the Fifth: Senior Studio Art Exhibition

Plead the Fifth features the work of five Williams College studio art majors: Parmalier Arrington, Quinn Griffin, Sara Muñoz, Cary Wade, and Madison Weist. The senior studio exhibition celebrates the culmination of each artist’s senior project.

Related Resources

Syrian, Palmyra, Grave stele with bust of a man, 2nd–3rd century CE, limestone. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art._x345

September 27, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Immortal Scripts

Bringing WCMA’s Assyrian holdings together with a selection of artworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, Immortal Scripts takes a close look at inscribed objects and the many messages they convey.

Frank Lloyd Wright, Wasmuth Portfolio, 1910. © Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ_x345

January 3, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright: Early Work

One of the most prodigious architects of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright published his early works in a luxurious portfolio of 100 plates in Berlin in 1910.


September 25, 2014 - May 10, 2015

Publication Studio

Publication Studio is an on-demand press that prints, binds, and publishes original works of all kinds. WCMA’s Rotunda, the site of the College’s original library, is its latest hub.

Related Resources

Fathi Hassan, Carpet, 2013, mixed media on paper. © the artist, courtesy of Rose Issa Projects._x345

November 22, 2014 - April 26, 2015

Fathi Hassan: Migration of Signs

Fathi Hassan (Nubian, b. 1957) transforms Arabic script into illegible text to illustrate the uncertainty embedded in the experience of migration and displacement. His most recent works explore the idea of Nubia, Egypt, and the Middle East as mythical and nostalgic space. They serve as allegories of the diasporic condition, spiritual journeys, and key reform movements like the Arab Spring.

Related Resources

Seminar course meeting in Material Friction_x345

November 15, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Looking At and Looking Through: Rethinking Portraiture

A remixed version of Material Friction organized by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Experimental and Experiential Approaches to Curating American Vernacular Art.

Related Resources

West, Poster Design (Detail), 2001. Hall Collection, Courtesy Franz West Foundation, Vienna, (c) legal successor of the artist. _x345

June 7, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Franz West

Franz West (Austrian, 1947-2012) is known for willfully unserious, non-ideological, and sometimes mischievously erotic mixed-media drawings, sculptures, and furniture.

Angelica Mesiti, Citizens Band, 2012, Four-channel High Definition video installation 16:9, color. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery._x345

October 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Angelica Mesiti: Citizens Band

In its US debut Angelica Mesiti’s Citizens Band unites four individuals from disparate cultures—Cameroon, Algeria, Mongolia, and Sudan—in a cinematic and immersive multi-channel video installation.

Related Resources

Deccan, Hindol Raga, ca. 1750-1775, opaque watercolor on paper, heightened with gold. Gift of Mrs. Horace W. Frost._x345

September 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Musical Garlands: Ragamala

Sixteen miniature paintings from India give visual form to a layered history. They speak across time to a musical legacy: traditional ragas, or melodies, inspired poets to take up their pens, and in turn, verse inspired visual expression.