Kota Ezawa (German, b. 1969); The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 2005; DVD. Courtesy of Murray Guy, New York. x1200
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Watching People, Watch people watch art…

Inspiration has a funny way of stepping right up to your face and telling you to “LOOK!”

I was wandering the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), feasting my eyes on some conceptual candy, when I paused to take in my surroundings. There was art—everywhere. There were people, scattered and stooped, pondering like myself over each framed spectacle. Then, there were the guards, whose presence dissipated and reappeared.

The longer I gazed, the more the gallery came to life. The paintings waited…

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WCMA Co-presents Carrie Mae Weems Exhibition

WCMA and Downstreet Art co-present the exhibition “Slow Fade to Black” by award-winning photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems. An opening reception will be held at the Legacy Gallery, 28 Holden St., 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. The event, which is part of DownStreet Art Thursdays, is free and open to the public.

Weems’ photographs, films and videos focus on issues that face African Americans today – such as racism, gender relations, politics and personal identity. For this exhibition, Weems…

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