Liu Zheng (Chinese, b. 1969); Buddha in Cage, Wutai Mountain, Shanxi Province (from The Chinese) negative 1998, printed 2006; gelatin silver print. Copy Right Holder: Liu Zheng and Pekin Fine Arts. Wachenheim Family Fund. (M.2006.5.3) x1200
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American Art Back on View

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This Saturday, March 15, we are excited to see some of our 3,000-object American Art collection return to the gallery walls with the opening of American Art: Colonial Period through Mid-Twentieth Century.

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How are gold leaf frames made?

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Charles Prendergast (1863–1948) was a successful framemaker and produced highly prized, hand-carved frames for many artists of his time, including John Singer Sargent and his brother Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Check out how gold leaf frames are made and view them all in a new online collection.

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WCMA Awarded Prestigious Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will integrate its archives of American artist brothers Maurice and Charles Prendergast, into the museum’s permanent collection. The three-year project will also include digitally photographing the entire Prendergast collection of fine art and archives, including paintings, works on paper, hand-carved frames, sketchbooks, decorative arts, letters, documents, ephemera, and carving tools. The project will create new database records and link…

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