All of our programs are free and open to the public.
These programs take place at the Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, in Williamstown, Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.
Ghana ThinkTank Opening Celebration
Thursday, Jan 26
Students from the Public Art and Climate Change winter study course take over WCMA’s rotunda with an immersive installation that responds to the climate change problems collected this past Fall.
Saturdays, 11 am
Feb 4 – Mar 11
Apr 8 – May 6
Take a roving tour of the museum with student gallery guides. Hear them highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study that include biology, theater, and art history.
WALLS Pick Up Day
Sunday, Feb 12
Calling all Williams students! Be outside WCMA, rain or shine, by 10 am to borrow a WALLS artwork.
Close Look: Accession Number
Thursday, Mar 2
Walk through the exhibition with WCMA Director Christina Olsen and Art History Graduate Student Kerry Bickford MA ’17.
Hybrid Practice Series
Thursday, Mar 9
Lawrence Auditorium (L231)
Woolard’s practice occurs at the intersection of art, urbanism, political economy, and critical design. She creates sculptural objects and participatory platforms that promote new forms of exchange and reimagine existing power structures such as capitalism, higher education, and real-estate. Her projects include OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop, international networks that provide barter-only services. Most recently, Woolard founded the WOUND study center, which offers trainings and tools that foreground the relationship between capitalism and time. Her performative talk will discuss the connection between objects and contexts of circulation.
Thursday, Mar 16
Come celebrate our spring exhibitions with us! Lex and Love, Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, and Accession Number.
Close Look: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography
Thursday, Apr 6
Hear from students from the Robert Rauschenberg: Art Archives and Exhibitions course about their experience exploring the archives and developing the exhibition.
Envisioning Curatorial Practice: Sarah Schultz
Thursday, Apr 13
Lawrence Auditorium (L231)
What does it mean to “curate the social”? Schultz’s talk will explore the role of social interaction and creative participation in contemporary museum practice. Currently an independent curator and public engagement consultant, she served as Director of Education and Curator of Public Practice at the Walker Art Center where she launched new experimental projects with artists and the public.
Close Look: Object Lab
Thursday, Apr 20
Williams Botany students share how their experiences studying plants in the field transformed the way they look at works of art, and Neuroscience students discuss the ways they integrated art into their experiments.
Close Look: Artist Meleko Mokgosi in Conversation
Thursday, Apr 27
Curator of Contemporary Art, Lisa Dorin and Artist Meleko Mokgosi discuss process and his exploration of history and allegory.
Senior Studio Exhibition Reception
Friday, May 12
As contemporary as it gets, senior studio art students design and produce an exhibition of their work in the final semester of their college careers.