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.


Angelica Mesiti: Citizens Band_100x100Celebrate the Opening of Angelica Mesiti: Citizens Band

CANCELLED Friday, Oct 24, 6:30 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the opening celebration. Due to family issues the artist is not able to travel to Williamstown. The exhibition will be on view Oct 24, 2014–Jan 4, 2015.


Lyndab Benglis_2014 Plonsker Lecture_100x100The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art
Artist Lynda Benglis

Saturday, Oct 25, 3 pm

Lawrence L231 Auditorium

Over her nearly 50-year career, Lynda Benglis (American b. 1941) has become widely known for her fiercely independent approach to art. Material explorations—in pigmented latex, beeswax, molten metals, polyurethane foam, glass, paper, gold leaf, and glitter—lie at the heart of her abstract sculpture. Early on she challenged Minimalism with her expressionist Day-Glo colored latex works. Benglis opposed the male-dominated art world with videos and conceptual projects that focused on feminine agency, identity, and sexuality. Today her work continues to push material boundaries and relies on unorthodox techniques while exploring diverse art historical and cultural traditions. Her work conveys the action of its making. “For me,” Benglis says, “an artwork is alive. It’s a living being.” Space is limited to 120 people.


PubStudio_logo_100x100 Rebind Workshop

Saturday, Nov 8, 1–4 pm

Bring a well-loved or family favorite paperback in need of a makeover, or take one from our own softcover stash. We’ll have everything you need to give it a second lease on life. Redesign the cover, rebind, reread. Click here for more information on Publication Studio.


PubStudio_logo_100x100Platform for Poets

WCMA and the English Department turn Publication Studio over to prominent poets who will direct writing projects, make original publications, and share their work.

Thursday, Oct 30
Drinks and mingling at 6 pm
Reading at 7 pm

Claudia Rankine

“Race in the Life of the Mind”
Rankine reads from her new work, Citizen: An American Lyric and shares a selection of public contributions. Space is limited to 80 people. Click here for more details.

Thursday, Nov 13
Drinks and mingling at 6 pm
Reading at 7 pm

Craig Dworkin

An Attempt at Exhausting WCMA: A Sociological and Architectural Experiment
Dworkin reads from his work and shares insights into the “infraordinary.” Space is limited to 80 people. Click here for more details.


Fathi Hassan_100x100See a Site-Specific Wall Drawing Take Shape

Tuesday, Nov 18, 11:30 am–Noon

Wednesday, Nov 19, 11–11:30 am

Thursday, Nov 20, 2:30–3 pm

Fathi Hassan will set to work making a floor-to-ceiling wall drawing. We’ll open up the gallery for a half hour each day and invite you behind the scenes to see the work take shape. Stop by to talk with the artist about his creative process. For more information on the Fathi Hassan: Migration of Signs exhibition click here.