Maurice Prendergast (American, 1858-1924); Grand Canal, Venice, ca. 1898-99; watercolor and pencil on paper. Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast. (91.18.6) x1200
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Q&A with Director Christina Olsen and Ernie Wolfe III, Class of 1972

Theophilus Nii Anum Sowah, (Ghana, b. 1969), Fantasy Coffin (Fantastic Afterlife Vehicle) in the form of a Marlboro Cigarette Pack, 1995, wood, oil, and rayon, Gift of Ernie Wolfe III, Class of 1972. (97.14)_x600

In honor of reunion weekend we reflect on the many generous contributions from Williams alumni. One such contribution is the artwork, Fantasy Coffin (Fantastic Afterlife Vehicle) in the form of a Marlboro Cigarette Pack, 1995, given by Ernie Wolfe III, Class of 1972. WCMA director Christina Olsen had a conversation with Ernie Wolfe about his gift.

Christina Olsen: Could you tell us how you came to acquire the coffin?

Ernie Wolfe III: I bought this FAV (Fantastic Afterlife Vehicle) on my third…

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