Emily Driscoll (American, 1982-2007); Untitled, 2006; gouache, pen and ink on paper. Courtesy of the Driscoll family. Photo by Kevin Kennefick, 2008. x1200

Past Exhibitions


Tsutaya Kichizo Hiroshige, Wild Good Hill and the Tone River (Konodai tonegawa) (from the series “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” (Fuji Sanju Rokkei)), 1858, Gift of Lloyd Mills 94.19.1

September 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014

From the Land of the Buddha to the World of the Geisha

Through close examination of the works of art assembled by Professor Scarlett Jang and WCMA curator Elizabeth Gallerani, the students in Professor Jang’s Asian Art Survey discuss a variety of topics…

Stenciled Drawing of Two Puppies, mid-19th century. Collection of Jonathan and Karin Fielding. Photo by Arthur Evans._x345

June 12, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Material Friction: Americana and American Art

Material culture from the dawn of the United States shoulders in among work from WCMA’s American art collection.

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Installation view. Photo by Athur Evans._x345

May 19, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Mitchell, Benglis, Wilke

Three artists approach abstraction from different angles and with varying ends.

WALLS Pick Up Day_x345

July 3, 2014 - September 13, 2014


Check out a special collection of original artworks destined for student dorm rooms. Catch it before students do what we all wish to do: take the art home.

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Charles Prendergast (American, 1863-1948), Bathers Under the Trees (Detail), ca. 1940, tempera and gold leaf on incised, gessoed masonite. Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast._x345

July 14, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The Prendergasts and Flowers

This focused exhibition explores Charles and Maurice Prendergast’s relationship to flowers through painting, decorative arts and archival material.

FoundingDocuments. Photo by Arthur Evans._x345

July 4, 2013 - July 13, 2014

Documenting a Nation

When first written between 1775 and 1787, the Founding Documents of the United States of America were malleable—drafted by men in search of a constructive, collective identity. Williams College is fortunate to own a rare collection of these historic texts,

Roman, Artemis, 150-199 CE, marble. Gift of the son and daughters of Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers, Class of 1907: Frederick Van D. Rogers, Mary Rogers Savage, and Nancy Rogers Pierson. _x345

February 8, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Teaching with Art: Art and Identity in the Roman Near East

Associate Professor of Classics Ben Rubin’s course, Roman Cities in the Near East, extends into WCMA’s galleries this spring. The course considers the role of material culture in the construction of Roman identity. In this latest exhibition in the Teaching With Art series a range of objects from a date-shaped glass flask to a mummified hand are on view for Professor Rubin’s students and museum visitors alike.

Seniors and Art History Grads 2014_x345

May 16, 2014 - June 8, 2014


The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) presents heliotropes, an exhibition by Williams College senior art majors. The show features the work of ten artists: Jamie Baik, Teal Baskerville, Tim Cannon, Ilana Ellis, Isabel Greer, Julie Le, Jacqueline Lusardi, Kelsey McDermott, Phillip Sull, and Denise Waite.

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Stanton Macdonald-Wright (American, 1890–1973, Still Life Synchromy No. 3, 1928,, oil on canvas. Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923._x345

March 15, 2014 - May 22, 2014

American Art: Colonial Period through Mid-Twentieth Century

Provocative juxtapositions emphasize the artists’ examination of community and their observations of natural and constructed environments.

Detail: Joan Mitchell (American, 1925-1992), Sunflower VI 1969, oil on canvas. Anonymous gift, in tribute to Linda Shearer and her late husband Hartley Shearer._x345

January 25, 2014 - May 19, 2014

American Art: 1950–1975

Joan Mitchell’s Sunflower VI (1969), the museum’s most recent major acquisition, anchors a selection of works made between 1950 and 1975 by artists who crossed paths with one another in New York City.

Monika Baer, Ledge, 2013, oil on canvas. Private collection, Cologne._x345

March 1, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Monika Baer

Berlin-based artist Monika Baer approaches “the picture as a site of staging or performance.” Figurative elements such as keyholes, coins, and slices of meat act as agents within the staged space of the image, while defying organization as a coherent narrative. Baer’s paintings and drawings evoke desires and afflictions, and convey the visceral pleasure and pain of their own making.

Zanele Muholi, (South African, b. 1972), Mini Mbatha, Durban, Glebelands, Jan. 2010, C-print. © ZANELE MUHOLI. Courtesy of STEVENSON Cape Town and Johannesburg. _x345

February 1, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Zanele Muholi

Internationally recognized South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi bears witness to the experiences of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed (LGBTI) individuals from South Africa and other African countries. In a social context in which homosexuality is often perceived as un-African and an affront to national identity, her photographs provide affirming depictions of same-sex intimacy and desires.

André Kertész (American, 1894-1985), Trio (Trio Raczkeve), 1923, reprinted 1980, silver print. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts._x345

February 10, 2014 - February 15, 2014


Catch the debut exhibition of the new Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces (WALLS) collection, which comprises 90 original works of art destined for student dorm rooms.