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.
Monuments Men at Williams: An Evening of Storytelling
March 7, 6pm
With the recent release of the Monuments Men film, WCMA has been revisiting the museum’s rich history. Director Christina Olsen will host an intimate storytelling session about S. Lane Faison and Charles Parkhurst with special guests Carol Clark (wife of Charles Parkhurst) and Gordon Faison (son of Lane Faison). Together they will explore the impact these men had on the development of future arts leaders and the evolution of the museum. Hear stories of the Monuments Men from those who knew them well and join in on the conversation. After the conversation at WCMA, catch the 9:15 showing of Monuments Men on its opening night. The film runs at Images Cinema from March 7-13. For more about monuments men at Williams, check out the Williams Magazine article.
WCMA at Night
Get an offbeat art fix, pickup an artful skill, and convene with creative spirits from across campus.
A behind-the-scenes look at Monika Baer, and into the drama that plays out on stages of the literal, figurative, and painted variety.
Trace creative impulses and artistic ideas as they morph through six degrees of separation.
Curatorial Practice Today
A Conversation with Darsie Alexander
April 16, 7 pm
Darsie Alexander, Chief Curator at the Walker Art Center and Williams alumna (MA ’91), has a close read on the subtle and dramatic shifts in artistic and curatorial practices. “Now more than ever,” she says, “institutions are looking at ways to animate the meaning of art beyond what is experienced by observing it in the first person.” Join Alexander for a conversation about meeting the challenges of contemporary museum practice, and the implications for future arts leaders.
Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition Reception
May 16, 7–9 pm
As contemporary as it gets, this exhibition is designed and produced by this year’s senior studio art majors in the final semester of their college careers.