Unknown (Persian, Safavid, Shiraz), Majnun in the wilderness, surrounded by animals (from a Khamsa of Nizami manuscript), ca. 1560, opaque watercolor on paper, heightened with gold, Bequest of Mrs. Horace W. Frost. (91.15.58)._x1200

Past Exhibitions: 2005

Edison Manufacturing Company; Sandow, 1894, 50 feet. Producer: W.K.L. Dickson; camera: William Heise. The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Paper Print Collection. x345

July 16, 2005 - December 11, 2005

Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film, 1880-1910

“Moving Pictures” is an exhibition that explores the relationship between American art and the new medium of film at the beginning of the 20th century.

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September 10, 2005 - December 4, 2005

Masterworks of Chinese Painting: In Pursuit of Mists and Clouds


A stunning panorama of distinguished Chinese paintings from the Ching Y

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November 29, 2005 - December 4, 2005

It’s Your Life: Student Responses to the AIDS Epidemic

This week long exhibition is a collaboration between local students at Mt. Greylock Regional High School and Williams College students.

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Helen Stoller (American, b. 1915); Collage.

July 30, 2005 - September 1, 2005

Helen Stoller

The exhibition features Stoller’s colorful and lively works of collage and assemblage, as well as five gouache drawings.

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Mrs. A. E. Reasoner, New Jersey; Map Crazy Quilt, 1885; pieced and embroidered silk and velvet. Purchase 1970, Frederick P. Field Bequests Fund. Courtesy of the Newark Museum. x345

January 1, 1970 - August 21, 2005

Quilt Masterpieces from Folk Art to Fine Art

25 quilts from the Newark Museum’s exceptional collection.

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David Rokeby (Canadian, b. 1960); Taken, 2005; video projection. Photo courtesy of the artist. x345

March 9, 2005 - June 12, 2005


David Rokeby: Taken


Re-created specifically for the Media Field gallery, Taken features three live video images of the gallery space projected into gilded frames chosen from the WCMA collection.

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May 13, 2005 - June 5, 2005

“Die Ganze Chose” (The Whole Sha-bang)

The Williams College senior students’ art exhibition that celebrates the culmination of each artist’s work.

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Mona Hatoum (Lebanese, b. 1952); Traffic, 2002; suitcase, plastic, metal, and human hair. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photo by Arturo Gonzalez de Alba. x345

February 12, 2005 - May 15, 2005

Beyond East and West: Seven Transnational Artists

Hailing from the region stretching from Egypt to Pakistan, the artists have come together in one exhibition to reveal a new kind of intercultural understanding through art.

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Folio 14v, Samson & Delilah, Morgan Crusader Bible, 1244-1254, France. Courtesy of The Morgan Library, New York. x345

January 29, 2005 - April 24, 2005

The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library’s Medieval Picture Bible

The exhibition features an exquisite facsimile of one of the most visually stunning illuminated manuscripts produced in the Middle Ages, known as the Morgan Picture Bible.

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