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.


Summer School: A Weekly Mashup of Campus Life Crafted by Artist Lexa Walsh

Thursdays in July & August

4 pm: Get a healthy dose of academics in the galleries with a mini course led by Williams College faculty.

5-8 pm: A playful taste of Williams culture with artfully curated food and drinks on the patio.

Ongoing: Study up on artists and exhibitions all summer long in our Reading Room!

Enrollment for mini courses is limited. Links to register online are below.
Events are rain or shine!


WCMA 125
What’s in a Name?: The Politics of Identification in African Art

Michelle Apotsos, Assistant Professor of Art
Thursday, Aug 25
4 pm

What are the implications of identifying an artist as “Unknown” or using the name of a cultural group in the place of an individual artist? Further, what are the politics of identifying a contemporary artist in a way that they contest? Unpack the politics of identity and identification within the shifting roles of African artists from past to present in African Art Against the State.
Class Format: Lecture
Online Registration

Athletics & Aesthetics: Badminton 

Thursday, Aug 25
5 pm on the patio

Get physical as sound artist Crank Sturgeon amplifies the sounds of a live Badminton game. Take part in the game or kick back and listen.


Click here for a pdf of Professor Sheppard’s presentation from his Aug 11 mini course.

WCMA 111
Markets and Museums: The Economics of Aesthetics

Stephen Sheppard, Class of 2012 Professor of Economics
Thursday, Aug 11
4 pm

How do museums exhibitions and installations impact the art market? Contemplate the intersections between museum and market, aesthetics and economics and contextualize these theories within WCMA’s walls.
Class Format: Lecture


WALLS Pick Up DayWALLS Pick Up Day

Sunday, Sept 18
10 am

Calling all Williams students! Be outside WCMA, rain or shine, by 10 am to borrow a WALLS artwork.


Ghana ThinkTank Mobile UnitArtist Talk: Meet Ghana ThinkTank

Thursday, Sept 15
7 pm

Carmen Montoya and Christopher Robbins share their process, launch the project, and introduce the team.  


Ghana ThinkTank Mobile UnitClose Look: How is climate change affecting YOU?

Thursday, Sept 29
4 pm

Think tanks in Indonesia and Morocco await your response. Curator Sonnet Coggins will fire up the mobile unit on WCMA’s patio to collect your climate change problems and update you on the unfolding project.