Elmer Nelson Bischoff, (American, 1916-1991), Country Room, 1957, oil on canvas, Williams College Museum of Art, Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923. (77.9.32)_x1200

Past Exhibitions: 2006

November 28, 2006 - December 4, 2006

The Sanguinary Vow

This week-long installation, implemented by Graduate Art History student Amanda Hellman, will focus the public’s attention on HIV/AIDS and address issues of stigma and social death connected to the disease.

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Zhan Wang (Chinese, b. 1962); Urban Landscape, 2003; stainless steel, garden rocks, pots, pans, eating utensils, mirror, dry ice machine. Copy Right Holder: the artist, 2006. Installation view of Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist's Eye Hayward Gallery. Photo by Stephen White. Pekin Fine Arts. x345

June 17, 2006 - December 3, 2006

Zhan Wang: Urban Landscape

Expect the unexpected with this on-site installation.

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Perry Hall (American, b. 1967); Untitled Number 3 (Ice Cold Delicacy), 2003; still from digital video of oil, acrylic, and mixed-media painted filmed live/37 sec. Courtesy of the artist. x345

June 10, 2006 - December 3, 2006

Perry Hall: Material Intelligence

Three distinct, yet interconnected areas of Hall’s work are included in the exhibition: Livepaintings (videos of paint in motion), Decalcomania paintings (painted canvases), and Sound Drawings (images of sound waves moving through paint).

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Jacqueline Humphries (American, b. 1960); Clio in Furs, 2006; oil on canvas. Courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery and the artist. x345

June 3, 2006 - October 29, 2006

Seven Sisters: New work by Jacqueline Humphries

Seven large abstract canvases layered with silver pigment and rich color by contemporary artist Jacqueline Humphries will be on view.

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Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956); Number 2, 1949, 1949; oil on canvas. Copy Right Holder: 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institutem, Museum of Art, Utica, New York. x345

April 14, 2006 - October 1, 2006

Jackson Pollock at Williams College

A unique opportunity to see three of Pollock’s famous “drip” paintings in the Berkshires.

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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (British, 1889-1946); Untitled (Studio Interior), c. 1919; lithograph on paper. Gift of Sigmund R. Balka, Class of 1956, in honor of Deborah Rothschild. (M.2007.22.1) x345

April 29, 2006 - September 24, 2006

Mergers and Acquisitions: The Gift of Sigmund R. Balka, Class of 1956, and the Permanent Collection

This exhibition features 26 works from the collection of Sigmund R. Balka, Class of 1956 and the Balka Family Collection displayed alongside 10 works from WCMA’s permanent collection.

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Rhoda Holmes Nicholls (American, 1854-1930); Still-Life, Cherries; watercolor on paper mounted on board. Collection of Walter and Berta Burr, Hoosick, NY. x345

June 10, 2006 - September 10, 2006

Rhoda Holmes Nicholls

The first in depth exhibition for Rhoda Holmes Nicholls (1854-1930), who was well known at the turn of the century for the charm and delicacy of her paintings and watercolors.

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May 12, 2006 - June 4, 2006

All You Can Eat

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

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Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956); Malpractice, 2002; oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist. x345

January 14, 2006 - May 14, 2006

Transgressions: Lalla Essaydi Confronts Jean-Léon Gérôme

Bold new work by contemporary artist Lalla Essaydi in which she challenges the worldview of 19th-century French painter, Jean-L

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Sam Taylor-Wood (British, b. 1967); Jude Law, from "Crying Men," 2002-2004; C-print. Amanda P. Brotman. x345

December 28, 2006 - April 30, 2006

Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain

This exhibition of photographs drawn from contemporary art, advertising, and photojournalism, explores the ethics and aesthetics involved in depicting human suffering.

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