Monday, April 25, 2011
History of Labeltalk
The Labeltalk series began in 1995 as an experiment in the interdisciplinary interpretation of art. Based on the premise that a work of art can have multiple meanings, depending on the perspective of the viewer, Labeltalk examines some of those meanings through the viewpoints of Williams College faculty members. The series was initiated with the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which was awarded to enhance the teaching role of the museum on the…
Monday, November 15, 2010
“How many of you have been here before?” Nine weeks into the run of the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, I have come to expect that at least a handful of students will raise their hand. Some have been to the show three and four times. “Don’t worry,” I say, “every tour is different.”
Posing Beauty is a large exhibition of photographs that explores issues of body image, identity, gender, and race. I have lead tours of Posing Beauty…
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
On April 8, the museum had a “Gam”! As Melville writes in Chapter 53 of Moby-Dick, the Gam is “A social meeting of two (or more) whale-ships generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boat’s crews…”
We invited faculty from Williams-Mystic program (a.k.a. “ship” from Mystic CT) to join faculty from Williams in English, Humanities, and Environmental Studies (“ship” from Williamstown MA) and to discuss different themes in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville and the…
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It’s 11:00 am and the Season Premiere Party is still on tomorrow night!
Interdisciplinary Gallery Talk at 5:30 and Reception at 6:30 pm.
Check back for updates.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Another new show is up:
Remington’s Bronco Buster: From Art Icon to Pop Icon.
As if you needed another reason to come to WCMA’s Season Premiere Party coming up this Thursday evening.
Well, okay, if you really do need another reason to come to the party, here’s this: We’re having an interdisciplinary gallery talk at 5:30 pm about Landscape and Memory with Williams professors Bernie Rhie and Olga Shevchenko and WCMA’s Deputy Director John Stomberg. Of course co-curators Betty Zimmerberg and Kathryn Price…