Barbara Takenaga (American, b. 1949); Aquamarine, 2005; acrylic on canvas. Collection of Randy Allan Kahn. x1200
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Art of the Month Club: Sara Farrell Okamura

Front of WCMA, featuring Eyes (nine elements), 2001, by Louise Bourgeois_Photo by A.BlakeGardner

It has been 11 years since Louise Bourgeois’s Eyes, were installed as a gateway into the Williams College Museum of Art. Its undulating magic carpet of verdant lawn and burnished bronze bobbing eyeballs with extended phallic pupils has served as a touchstone for discourse, both negative and positive, a playground, a landmark, and a memory.

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Eye Can See Clearly Now

Lousie Bourgeois, Multi-Eye, 2001_cleaning1

“The eyes are the window of the soul, reflecting feelings and truth. They are the best way to communicate with the world, with others.”
—Louise Bourgeois
The conservation team from Modern Art Foundry cleaned the silver-nitrate patina on the bronze Eyes in front of WCMA, May 31, 2012.

In 2001, the 75th anniversary of the Williams College Museum of Art, the museum commissioned Eyes, a public art installation by Louise Bourgeois.

WCMA worked with Bourgeois, her studio, and the Office of Dan Kiley, Landscape…

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Welcome to WCMAblog!

Welcome to the Williams College Museum of Art’s new blog!

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