Elmer Nelson Bischoff, (American, 1916-1991), Country Room, 1957, oil on canvas, Williams College Museum of Art, Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923. (77.9.32)_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.

 

WorkInProgress_200x150Work in Progress:
Forming Future Programs

June 23–Aug 14, 2015
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
1–3 pm

Get a glimpse of what we’re up to in the Rose Study Gallery. See works of art pulled from storage, chat with WCMA staff and Williams students about their current projects, and join in discussions that will shape future programs. Preview our fall exhibitions, including highlights from the American and European collection and contemporary works from the recent Peter Norton Foundation gift.

 

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Thursdays in July and Aug
5–8 pm

The galleries are open late on Thursdays this summer and so is our patio. Take in some art, stay for a glass of wine, and enjoy the beautiful Berkshire views.

 

3Cent_CuratorTour_200X150Curator’s Insights

Three Centuries of American Art and Whistler: Close-Up
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
3 pm

Walk through Three Centuries of American Art and Whistler: Close Up with Kevin Murphy, Eugenie Prendergast Curator of American Art.

 

Warhol_Index(book)_200x150Warhol & Pop

Thursday, July 9, 2015
4 pm
Drinks and mingling on the patio to follow

C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art and Schumann Faculty Fellow in Democratic Studies, Williams College
Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, and Associate Provost for the Arts, New York University

Chavoya and Crow discuss the rise of Pop Art and Warhol’s place at its center. They’ll share views on 1960s counterculture, the folk revival, Woody Guthrie, the Factory, the Velvet Underground, and more.

 

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Warhol by the Book
Monday, July 13, 2015
3 pm

Walk through Warhol by the Book with with Kathryn Price, Curator of Collections.

 

AncientCurator’s Insights

Imagining the Trojan War
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
3 pm

Walk through the exhibition with curator Ben Rubin, Assistant Professor of Classics.

 

Warhal:ShoesWarhol & the 1950s

Thursday, July 23, 2015
4 pm
Drinks and mingling on the patio to follow

Nina Schleif, Terra Foundation Senior Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Blake Gopnik, Warhol biographer and New York Times contributor

Schleif and Gopnik explore Warhol’s career as a commercial artist in New York in the 1950s. They will highlight recent discoveries made in their research about his experimental early work.

 

Tour_with_Students_02 200x150Tour WCMA with Williams Students

Saturday, July 25, 2015
2 pm

See the galleries with Williams students as they share their favorite works.

 

PrendergastCurator’s Insights

The Loosening of Time: Maurice and Charles Prendergast
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015
2 pm

Walk through the exhibition with curators Max Boersma and Christopher Borschel, Williams Graduate Students in the Art History Program.

 

Warhol_CuratorTour_200X150Curator’s Insights

Warhol by the Book
Monday, Aug 3, 2015
3 pm

Walk through Warhol by the Book with with Kathryn Price, Curator of Collections.

 

WarholProgram_CollectingBooks_200x150Warhol & Collecting Books

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015
4 pm
Cake and a toast to Warhol’s birthday on the patio to follow

Andreas Brown, Book dealer and former proprietor of Gotham Book Mart
Kathryn Price, Curator of Collections at WCMA

Celebrate Warhol’s birthday with a distinguished bibliophile. Brown and Price consider the legacy of Warhol’s book work, the lure and collectability of books, the book as art object, and Brown’s experiences running a bookshop.

 

WTF_IngeandWarhol 200x150Williamstown Theatre Festival
Inge and Warhol in Dialogue

Tuesday, Aug 11 and Thursday, Aug 13, 2015
4 pm

Williamstown Theatre Festival takes over the WCMA galleries. Enjoy a roving, site-specific performance inspired by the work of twentieth-century masters William Inge and Andy Warhol. Enjoy a glass of wine on our patio after the program.

 

Tour_with_Students_02 200x150Tour WCMA with Williams Students

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015
2 pm

See the galleries with Williams students as they share their favorite works.