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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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