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.
*Except for evening programs the museum will be closed for installation from December 24, 2013– January 24, 2014.
Movies at the Museum
Images at WCMA
January 7, 14, 21 at 7 pm
*Doors open at 6:30 pm
Between exhibitions, the galleries will be empty and the walls a blank slate. So WCMA is teaming up with Images Cinema to bring you pictures of the moving variety with a lineup of films about art in the making.
The films start at 7pm, and end with chats led by local film buffs. Empty does mean empty, so don’t count on any chairs. BYO sleeping bag, yoga mat, or other lounging device of choice, and curl up on the gallery floor.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
China’s famous international artist has touched the lives of people all over the world through his art, activism, and digital presence. This documentary provides a detailed portrait of an out-spoken dissident who has faced many challenges, from censorship to physical harm.
When an artist leaves his paintings unfinished, the subjects take it upon themselves to explore the artist’s imagined worlds.
Cutie and the Boxer
This candid love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two Japanese artists. Surviving decades of hardship, financial anxiety, thwarted aspirations, and Ushio’s chronic alcoholism, they are a study in artistic symbiosis. Their story also plays out in Noriko’s comic-style drawings through their alter egos, Cutie and Bullie.
WCMA at Night
Get an offbeat art fix, pickup an artful skill, and convene with creative spirits from across campus.
*Doors open at 5 pm
In an empty museum, space itself becomes the canvas.
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Digital portraits, Victorian silhouettes, and Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases.
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.
Walk through the exhibition with the artist.
Opening Celebration of Monika Baer
February 28, 6pm
Get a first glimpse of the exhibition with the artist and curator Lisa Dorin. They’ll kick off the evening with a few reflections about Baer’s work, and share the process of installing the exhibition.
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.