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WCMA Wins Three 2013 NEMA Publication Awards!

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WCMA is a winner in the 2013 New England Museum Association (NEMA) Publication Award Competition!

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Asco: Elite of the Obscure Opening in Mexico

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More press for Asco: Elite of the Obscure as it is about to open in Mexico at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) on March 21, 2013!

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 started at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), then came here to the WCMA, and has now traveled to MUAC in Mexico City. Curated by C. Ondine Chavoya, Williams College associate professor of art and Latina/o studies and Rita Gonzalez, contemporary art curator…

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Last Chance to Experience Asco: Elite of the Obscure in Williamstown

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It’s your last chance to see Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 at WCMA. The exhibition will be on view through July 29, 2012. There will be a gallery talk by C. Ondine Chavoya, co-curator and Associate Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00pm. There will also be a gallery talk by Kathryn Price, Curator of Special Projects, on Thursday, July 26 also at 2:00pm.

You can also learn more about Asco by checking…

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Asco Reviews, Awards, and Acquisitions

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Don’t miss the recent press coverage of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure.

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Lenox High School Seniors Visit WCMA

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Last March 8 the Grade 12 students enrolled in my Honors Humanities course at Lenox Memorial High School visited the museum to participate in the program, Mysteries of the Ancient World. The students had studied Greek art and architecture in the course, and were excited to see artifacts prior to their visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art later in the year.

The museum staff had conducted a workshop with teachers in the fall to determine what activities would be appropriate…

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Experience East Los Angeles

Can’t afford a vacation to L.A.? Plan a stay-cation this Spring and experience East Los Angeles right here in the Berkshires. First, visit the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure at the Williams College Museum of Art. Then, catch Los Lobos on April 5 at MASS MoCA. Two museums, just a few miles apart in Williamstown and North Adams, are highlighting Chicano art and music, and the results are an inspiring journey through the turbulent politics of Southern California in…

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Asco Tour

In November 2011, we organized a Williams Alumni event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), an opportunity for alumni in the region to see the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure. CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA Michael Govan (Williams ’85) spoke to the large group near Chris Burden’s Urban Light (2008) before we rode up the exterior escalator of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at LACMA to see Asco.

Williams alumnus and LACMA Director Michael…

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Asco: The Book

Putting together the book for Asco: Elite of the Obscure was one of the most challenging and gratifying experiences…

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Asco Student Blog

Call Out to High School Students: We Want to Hear from You!

As an educator at WCMA, I can’t wait to talk with students about our new exhibition, Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972­­–1987. Asco began as a tight-knit core group of four artists who all attended the same high school in East Los Angeles. They began working collaboratively in the late 1960s and early 1970s to create artwork to protest how they, as Chicanos, felt invisible, without representation…

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Preparation for the Opening of Asco

This week WCMA staff installed a large mural in the atrium of the museum in preparation for the opening of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure A Retrospective, 1972–1987 which will be on view this Saturday, February 4–July 29, 2012.

The mural Bound by Patssi Valdez was first laid out and condition checked in the Rose Study Gallery.

Then it was brought into the atrium and raised into position.

Next the mural was carefully tacked to the wall.

Patssi Valdez, Bound, 2011, acrylic…

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