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Past Exhibitions: 2011

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April 7, 2011 - November 27, 2011

The Medium and the Message

The Medium and the Message shifts the conversation to the meanings art takes and the role that culture and history play in shaping those meanings.

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Who Can Dance exhibition, photo by

November 20, 2010 - November 13, 2011

Who Can Dance?

Who Can Dance? focuses on West and Central African art from the museum’s collection to explore the ways that gender ideals are expressed in traditional African masquerade performances.

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June 11, 2011 - October 2, 2011

Masters of the Modern: The Gift of Madeleine P. and Harvey R. Plonsker, Class of 1961

Fifty years in the making, the Plonsker collection of modernist prints covers masters from Francisco Jos

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Unknown (Roman); Head of a Warrior, ca. 300 C.E.; mosaic. Gift of Sir Henry Rawlinson through Dwight W. Marsh, Class of 1842, by exchange. (41.5.4)

March 12, 2011 - September 5, 2011

Labeltalk 2011: Art of the Ancient World

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is pleased to present Labeltalk 2011: Art of the Ancient World. Labeltalk is an ongoing exhibition series that celebrates the rich teaching potential of art across the disciplines. Each exhibition presents artwork from the collection along with a publication that includes written responses by Williams faculty from different departments. The emphasis on multiple perspectives on art is an important part of WCMA’s philosophy as a teaching museum.

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Detail, Jesse Aron Green (American, b. 1979), Force Tracking, 2011, mixed media installation. Collection of the artist.

May 13, 2011 - September 4, 2011

Artist’s Project: Jesse Aron Green

Jesse Aron Green, on campus for this academic year as the Arthur Levitt, Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence in Art, has been commissioned to create a work of art in response to the question: How does an artist respond to the space of the museum?

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July 28, 2011 - August 21, 2011

Carrie Mae Weems ‘Slow Fade to Black’

An exhibition co-presented by The Williams College Museum of Art and Downstreet Art at the Legacy Gallery, 28 Holden St., North Adams, MA. For this exhibition, Weems takes a critical look at historical drama staging, presenting several interlocking narrative works that play across the historical divide. The show will consist of two new video projections and rarely seen photographs from still photographs, paintings and video projections, with sound designed with the assistance of composer Gregory Wanamaker.

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Recent Work: Aida Laleian and Steve Levin

February 26, 2011 - April 24, 2011

Recent Work: Aida Laleian and Steve Levin

This exhibition celebrates the recent work of two studio art faculty members Aida Laleian and Steve Levin.

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