August Sander (German, 1876-1964); Circus People (from People of the Twentieth Century), 1926, printed by Gerd Sander in 1990; gelatin silver print.
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WCMA’s Rich Collection

James Tissot (French, 1836–1902), Ces Dames des chars à l'hippodrome, ca. 1885, etching with drypoint, Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of David Tunick, Class of 1966, in honor of S. Lane Faison, Jr., Class of 1929._x300

At first glance, WCMA is a small but surprisingly well-stocked museum…what most people don’t know when they walk in, however, is how rich the collection truly is.

Many of the current exhibits are mainly geared toward contemporary art; while it is important to celebrate the new (and relatively recent), I was feeling homesick for my favorites from back home…the French Impressionists. The art gallery where I grew up had many modern works, but when we went on field trips in elementary…

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WCMA Close up Challenge Revealed

William Morris Hunt (American, 1824-1879), Niagara Falls, 1878, oil on canvas, Gift of the estate of J. Malcolm Forbes. (61.7)_x550

The painting from Monday’s Close-Up Challenge is William Morris Hunt’s Niagara Falls!

William Morris Hunt painted this in 1878, toward the end of his life. It is one of his largest easel paintings. Hunt was one of the most prominent painters in New England in the 19th century, known for both his dramatic landscapes and his intimate genre paintings. The close-up detail shows Hunt’s judicious use of heavy impasto to show the texture of the water, as well as his use…

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WCMA Close-Up Challenge!

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This is a close-up shot of a painting in WCMA’s collection, currently on display. Do you know which one? Leave

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Interested in the arts? Blog about it!

Share your opinions and read about student art experiences at the new WCMA blog section for students, Eph Expressions! Submit photos of personal artwork, reflections on WCMA galleries, and more! We’ll be bringing you posts every week featuring student artists on campus, as well as news pertaining to WCMA collections and artists and curators who are connected to Williams. Show us how you get involved with art around campus!

Email ed4@williams.edu with questions or blog contributions.

Brought to you by Emily Dugdale ’14 (ed4), Kate Flanagan ’14…

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