Edward Kienholz, Bunny, Bunny, You’re So Funny, 1962, mixed media. Gift of Susan W. and Stephen D. Paine, Class of 1954. © Kienholz._x1200

Programs

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.

 

MuseumHack_200x150WCMA at Night
Museum Hack

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
5–8 pm

New York City’s Museum Hack, of Met-hacking fame, locks its sights on WCMA and its collections. After an evening with our guest Hackers, you’ll never look at art in the same way.

Come one and all but for the real VIP experience sign up here

 

WALLS_Spring2015_200x150WALLS

Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces

The WALLS collection of 90 original artworks once again leaves the building and goes out on loan to student dorm rooms. To get the full scoop go to wcmawalls@williams.edu.

 

By Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Enter the lottery

Friday, Feb 13, 2015
Lottery winners announced

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015
Pick up day

This initiative is made possible by the Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts, established by Allan W. Fulkerson ’54.

 

When_A_Priest_Marries_200x150When a Priest Marries a Witch

An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Paul Lazar

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
6 pm

Co-presented by WCMA and the Art Department

Equal parts performance art, artist talk, and cultural history, When a Priest Marries a Witch tells a riveting story set in the 1960s of a priest, an artist, and a young girl in Pasadena, Texas.

Suzanne Bocanegra is a New York-based artist who grew up in Pasadena. “My work is about looking at where performance lives in people’s lives,” says Bocanegra. Her performance and installation work has been seen in exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of the Rome Prize, Bocanegra has also received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Paul Lazar, cofounder of Big Dance Theater, has been an associate member of New York’s Wooster Group. His film roles include Beloved, Lorenzo’s Oil, Philadelphia, and Silence of the Lambs.

 

Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol's Index Book, 1964 (pre-publication Mock-up designer's copy; unique) © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of Richard F. Holmes, Class of 1946._200x150Warhol & the Stuff of Books
Opening Celebration

Friday, Mar 6, 2015, 6 pm
Drinks, food, and mingling to follow

Matt Wrbican, Chief Archivist at the Warhol Museum and curator of Warhol by the Book
Kathryn Price, Curator of Collections at WCMA

The pair talks shop about Warhol’s lifelong collecting obsession with books. They share discoveries unearthed wading through the vast stuff of Warhol’s career and delve into the full range of his roles from author and illustrator to designer, publisher, and promoter.

 

Warhol_GalleryGuides_200x150Visit Warhol by the Book
with Student Gallery Guides

Saturday, Mar 7, 2015
Noon

WCMA’s Gallery Guides draw eclectic connections among artwork in the exhibition.

 

Warhol_Cookbooks_200x150Warhol & Cookbooks

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015, 6 pm
Drinks and mingling to follow

Susan Rossi-Wilcox, Culinary historian
Darra Goldstein, Professor of Russian and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture

Rossi-Wilcox and Goldstein read between the lines of illustrated recipes with a look at a mid-century culture clash. Wild Raspberries, the cookbook Warhol produced with socialite Suzie Frankfurt, serves up satire as it mocks the post-war desire to cultivate a European lifestyle and aesthetic through food.

 

Warhol_GalleryGuides_200x150Visit Warhol by the Book
with Student Gallery Guides

Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
Noon

WCMA’s Gallery Guides draw eclectic connections among artwork in the exhibition.

 

WCMAatNight_DebateSociety_200x150WCMA at Night
The Debate Society

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
5–8 pm

Brooklyn-based theater company The Debate Society turns all of WCMA into a stage in an object-inspired extravaganza. Collaborate with award winning actor/writers Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen to turn big paintings into tiny plays.

 

EnvisioningCuratorial_CesarGarcia_200x150Envisioning Curatorial Practice

Cesar Garcia, Founding Director and Chief Curator of The Mistake Room in Los Angeles

Monday, Apr 20, 2015
7 pm

Co-presented by WCMA and the Graduate Program

Located in a converted garment factory, The Mistake Room serves as a platform for under-represented and emerging artists, hosting a program of international and interdisciplinary exhibitions and projects that spark global dialogue. Garcia’s talk will survey of experimental models of artistic and cultural production—artist-run spaces, publishing houses, and alternative academies—stemming from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia over the last decade and consider how they might inform institution-making in the United States.

 

Warhol_Publishing_200x150Warhol & Infiltrated Publishing

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 6 pm
Drinks and mingling to follow

Lucy Mulroney, Interim Senior Director and Curator of Special Collections at Syracuse University Libraries
Christopher Cerf, Author, composer, producer, and former Warhol collaborator

Stories from the publishing world invoke a Warhol who infiltrated mainstream channels with his counterculture spirit. Mulroney and Cerf share Warhol’s proclivity for co-opting the rigid structures to produce books like his Index (Book), a pop-up “children’s book for hipsters”.

 

SeniorShow_200x150Senior Studio Exhibition Reception

Friday, May 15, 2015
7–9 pm

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.