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.

 

Ghana ThinkTank Riad Mock-UpGhana ThinkTank Opening Celebration

Thursday, Jan 26
5 pm

Students from the Public Art and Climate Change winter study course take over WCMA’s rotunda with an immersive installation that responds to the climate change problems collected this past Fall.

 

Student Choice 

Saturdays, 11 am
Feb 4 – Mar 11
Apr 8 – May 6

Take a roving tour of the museum with student gallery guides. Hear them highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study that include biology, theater, and art history.

 

WALLS Pick Up Day Fall 2016WALLS Pick Up Day 

Sunday, Feb 12
10 am

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

 

Close Look: Accession Number 

Thursday, Mar 2
4 pm

Walk through the exhibition with WCMA Director Christina Olsen and Art History Graduate Student Kerry Bickford MA ’17.

 

Hybrid Practice Series
Caroline Woolard

Thursday, Mar 9
7 pm
Lawrence Auditorium (L231)

Woolard’s practice occurs at the intersection of art, urbanism, political economy, and critical design. She creates sculptural objects and participatory platforms that promote new forms of exchange and reimagine existing power structures such as capitalism, higher education, and real-estate. Her projects include OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop, international networks that provide barter-only services. Most recently, Woolard founded the WOUND study center, which offers trainings and tools that foreground the relationship between capitalism and time. Her performative talk will discuss the connection between objects and contexts of circulation.

 

Season Celebration

Thursday, Mar 16
5 pm

Come celebrate our spring exhibitions with us! Lex and Love, Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, and Accession Number.

 

Close Look: Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography

Thursday, Apr 6
4 pm

Hear from students from the Robert Rauschenberg: Art Archives and Exhibitions course about their experience exploring the archives and developing the exhibition. 

 

Envisioning Curatorial Practice: Sarah Schultz

Thursday, Apr 13
7 pm
Lawrence Auditorium (L231)

What does it mean to “curate the social”? Schultz’s talk will explore the role of social interaction and creative participation in contemporary museum practice. Currently an independent curator and public engagement consultant, she served as Director of Education and Curator of Public Practice at the Walker Art Center where she launched new experimental projects with artists and the public.

 

Close Look: Object Lab

Thursday, Apr 20
4 pm

Williams Botany students share how their experiences studying plants in the field transformed the way they look at works of art, and Neuroscience students discuss the ways they integrated art into their experiments.

 

Close Look: Artist Meleko Mokgosi in Conversation

Thursday, Apr 27
4 pm

Curator of Contemporary Art, Lisa Dorin and Artist Meleko Mokgosi discuss process and his exploration of history and allegory.

 

Senior Studio Exhibition Reception

Friday, May 12
7 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.