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Encounter Football and Art this Homecoming Weekend

“Looking back with hindsight,” says James Wood, former director of the Art Institute of Chicago and then President of the Getty Trust, until his death in 2010, “I would emphasize that contact sports probably taught me as much about how to run an institution as anything else.” Wood was quoted in the November 1989 issue of Art & Auction magazine in the cover story, The Williams Art Mafia. As it turned out, a number of Williams College graduates, who went…

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Eph Football Players Respond to Coach’s Exhibition

Eph football players talk about the exhibition A View from the Coach’s Seat, the latest installation in The Gallery of Crossed Destinies, curated by their head football coach Aaron Kelton. The players were interviewed during the Monday Football and Art “Pep Rally” reception at WCMA on October 24, 2011.

Demarius D. Edwards ’14

Michael A. Williams ’15, Ryan C. Barry ’15,  and Alexander J. Walsh ’15

 

Videos by Suzanne Silitch

 

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Williams Football and Art

In 1966 Norman Rockwell featured Williams Head Coach Frank Navarro, trainer Joe Altott and Eph football player Dennis Kelly, class of ’68 in his painting The Recruit, later re-named The Football Hero. Today we celebrate a new connection between Williams football and art with the exhibition A View from the Coach’s Seat the current installation in The Gallery of Crossed Destinies curated by Head Football Coach Aaron Kelton. Join us Monday October 24, 2011 from 4:00-6:00 pm for refreshments and and…

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Coach Aaron Kelton in the Gallery of Crossed Destinies

Williams College Head Football Coach Aaron Kelton, has been meeting with WCMA staff in order to organize the space for his debut as a guest curator. The exhibition, A View from the Coach’s Seat, in The Gallery of Crossed Destinies, will be on view October 8 through December 4, 2011. There will be an exhibition reception, Monday Football & Art “Pep Rally” on Monday October 24, 2011 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Coach Kelton is the final of four guest curators invited by the…

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Giving the Artworks a Voice

The current installation, Expressions, is by Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF). Gersten approached the exhibition by connecting to the art through the medium of theater. She was interested in how artworks express themselves and wanted to endeavor to give the artworks a voice. Gersten reached out to theater artists, specifically playwrights, and showed them particular images of art selected for the exhibition and asked them if they would either write something for it, or choose…

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The Gallery of Crossed Destinies

 

 

 

 

 

Last time you saw The Gallery of Crossed Destinies, it was the vision of local florist, Chad Therrien. Since The Gallery of Crossed Destinies is unique in the sense that it is the people and perspectives—not the artworks—that change, you will now find a completely new exhibition curated by 16 ninth graders from Mount Greylock High School. They began the process with color reproductions of the 25 objects, and decided to organize the artwork into thematic categories based on the…

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Where Crossed Destinies Meet

One of the highlights of the reinstallation has been the transformation of the 1935 Gallery. For the first time since the early 90s, the magnificent tall windows have been opened up and the results are glorious. The influx of light into the gallery casts dramatic shadows and a vibrant exchange of colors, constantly adjusting throughout the day. The new perspective of the room merits a visit to the museum all by itself.

To coincide with the uncovering of the windows, the…

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Handbook Highlight: Twilight

George Inness' Twilight

George Inness’ Twilight, now on view in the 1935 Gallery post-museum reinstallation, is not only a highlight of the Williams College Museum of Art’s collection, but is also a treasure of a landscape. The brilliance of the sunset, the reds, pinks, purples, and yellows collide to create a cloud pattern at sun’s descent (or ascent), and it is a gorgeous sight to behold. Inness infuses each break in the branches, each crack in the…

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