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Past Exhibitions: 2007

Justine Kurland (American, b. 1969); Gibraltar, 2000; satin laminated c-printn in wood frame. Collection of Phyllis Tuchman. Courtesy of the Artist. (TL.2007.74.19) x345

August 4, 2007 - December 16, 2007

Critical Encounters: Collecting Contemporary Photography

This exhibition features 48 photographs, both from the museum’s permanent collection and from New York based art critic Phyllis Tuchman.

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William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955); Drawing from Felix in Exile, 1994; charcoal and pastel on paper. Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Fallery, NY. x345

September 18, 2007 - November 18, 2007

William Kentridge: Felix in Exile

This film is the first of three exhibitions presented this year featuring the work of pioneering South African artist William Kentridge.

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Gerald and Sara Murphy on La Garoupe beach, Antibes, Summer 1926. Gerald and Sara Murphy Papers, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

July 8, 2007 - November 11, 2007

Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy

Making It New explores how the Murphys’ legendary style was a kind of manifesto, and touchstone, for the artists and writers of the Lost Generation.

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Karin Stack (American, b. 1966); Forsythia, 2007; archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist. x345

July 14, 2007 - September 16, 2007

Karin Stack: Idylls

Karin Stack: Idylls presents a selection of her recent photographic work, including many images that are making their debut in this exhibition, as well as a new work in video.

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Robert ParkeHarrison (American, b. 1968) and Shana ParkeHarrison (American, b. 1964); Oppenheimer's Circle, 1999; gelatin silver print. Copy Right Holder: the artist. Museum purchase, Wachenheim Family Fund. (M.2003.5) x345

November 11, 2006 - July 8, 2007

The Moon Is Broken: Photography from Poetry, Poetry from Photography

For this exhibition, regional poets curated photographs from the museum’s collection and wrote original poems, creating lyrical arrangements that explore how image and text resonate.

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Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987); My Shoe is Your Shoe (from "A la recherche due shoe purdue" with poems by Ralph Pomeroy), 1955; hand colered off-set lithograph. Copy Righ Holder: Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Gift of Richard F. Holmes, Class of 1946. (M.2005.17.31.L) x345

February 10, 2007 - June 10, 2007

Warhola Becomes Warhol Andy Warhol: Early Work

Drawn from the museum’s collection, this exhibition features Andy Warhol’s early work demonstrating his evolution from commercial artist to Pop icon.

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Kota Ezawa (German, b. 1969); The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 2005; DVD. Courtesy of Murray Guy, New York. x345

February 10, 2007 - June 10, 2007

Kota Ezawa: Re-Animating History

The installation, on view in WCMA’s Media Field Gallery, places three, single-channel animated works by Japanese-German artist Kota Ezawa side by side.

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Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953); detail from The Hampton Project, 2000; ink on muslin banners, audio. Photo by Arthur Evans. Museum purchase, Kathryn Hurd Fund. (M.2005.15.A-Z) x345

January 13, 2007 - April 29, 2007

Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project

In this installation, part of the museum’s permanent collection, Weems knits her concerns about individual identity, class, assimilation, education, and the legacy of slavery into a series of photographic banners.

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Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967); Morning in a City, 1944; oil on canvas. Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923. (77.9.7) x345

October 12, 2006 - April 15, 2007

Drawing on Hopper: Gregory Crewdson/Edward Hopper

An intimate glimpse inside the creative process of two artists separated by time but connected through a single subject: the psychological landscape of American culture.

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Barbara Takenaga (American, b. 1949); Aquamarine, 2005; acrylic on canvas. Collection of Randy Allan Kahn. x345

October 28, 2006 - January 7, 2007

Patternings: Ed Epping and Barbara Takenaga

A new exhibition that features the artwork of Williams College faculty members and explores the theme of patterns, whether actual or implied.

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