Detail. Grant Wood (American, 1892–1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on Masonite, Gift of Cole Porter,
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WCMA Chosen One of Top College Art Museums

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A list of the top twenty best college art museums appeared this month on complex.com’s website section Complex Art & Design, and WCMA weighs in at #18. While there doesn’t seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason to the order of this list (Yale University Art Gallery is ranked as #20, while Arizona State University Art Museum is placed as #2), it is still nice to see WCMA getting the recognition the institution deserves. The entry describes the…

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Asco Reviews, Awards, and Acquisitions

Asco exhibition catalogue

Don’t miss the recent press coverage of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure.

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On the Road with Professor Mike Glier

Prof. Mike Glier is on a road trip. From Botswana to Hawaii, New Zealand to Spain, his project Antipodes is taking him to the great outdoors to paint landscapes that are polar opposites. Antipodes is the third part of a larger outdoor painting project that, with Latitude and Along a Long Line, visual the earth in scientific measures, not political boundaries.

He writes, “I hope these projects create more compassion for the living world and that this sensitivity translates into improved…

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Become a Museum Associate

If you’ve taken art history 101 & 102 at Williams and enjoy working with kids, I’m asking you to consider dedicating some of your time each week to WCMA’s Museum Associates program. This program builds an incredibly positive relationship to the local and greater Berkshire community and provides a crucial educational resource.

We all know what defines the genius loci here, what makes Williams special is the people. “The people” here includes you. Supported by an incredibly experienced and organized education…

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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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Asco Tour

In November 2011, we organized a Williams Alumni event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), an opportunity for alumni in the region to see the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure. CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA Michael Govan (Williams ’85) spoke to the large group near Chris Burden’s Urban Light (2008) before we rode up the exterior escalator of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at LACMA to see Asco.

Williams alumnus and LACMA Director Michael…

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Asco: The Book

Putting together the book for Asco: Elite of the Obscure was one of the most challenging and gratifying experiences…

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Behind-the-Scenes: Associate Registrar, Rachel Tassone

Rachel Tassone, Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell

1. How long have you been at WCMA? What brought you to the museum?
I will mark my 20th year in May 2011. I grew up in this area, went away to college to study studio art and couldn’t think of a better place to come back to. I interviewed at Williams, a day after I graduated.

2. What do you do at WCMA? Describe a typical workday here.

I am the Associate Registrar and my duties involve all aspects of collection management….

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