Robert ParkeHarrison (American, b. 1968) and Shana ParkeHarrison (American, b. 1964); Oppenheimer's Circle, 1999; gelatin silver print. Copy Right Holder: the artist. Museum purchase, Wachenheim Family Fund. (M.2003.5) x1200


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.


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Roving Office Hours

Drop in from June 1-August 22 between 1 and 3 pm

We’re bringing our offices into the galleries this summer. Track down our roving desk and sit down with the Director, a Registrar, a Curator, or a Program Producer to get a grasp on WCMA’s inner workings. What’s the latest discovery in the Prendergast Archive? What’s in the new strategic plan? How does a 1500 lb. ancient relief leave the building to go out on loan?


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Mini Courses

Courses meet from 4-4:40 pm. The Patio is open until 8 pm.

Get schooled by faculty from across campus with a 50-minute dose of art through a different lens. Then head to our patio, have a glass of wine, and let it all sink in.

WCMA 104
Palate to Palette: The Aesthetics of Art and Wine
Dr. Peter Pedroni, Professor of Economics
Thursday, August 21
Using two very different landscape paintings as starting points, we’ll taste wine and talk art: how do notions of symmetry, balance, and structure apply to each? How can a single varietal or genre express itself across differences in time, style, and geography? We’ll navigate the sequencing of impressions of the eye, nose, and palate.
Enrollment in this course is limited to 35 people and the course is now FULL!


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Thursdays in July and August, 5-8 pm

The galleries are open late on Thursdays this summer and so is our patio. Drop by for a glass of wine and linger in the summer sun.


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Sunday, September 14,  9 am

Cézanne or Christo? A 16th-century woodcut or a 2012 photograph? If you want it, get in line. It’s first come, first choice for Williams students. Be outside WCMA, rain or shine by 9 am.
Find the entire collection and the full scoop on WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) at