Unknown (Rajasthan, Nathdwara), Rasa Lila: Krishna Dances with Radha and with Each of the Village Gopis, early 20th century opaque watercolor on cotton. Williams College Museum of Art, Gift of Karl Mann. (92.12.4)
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How did the cuneiform objects get here?

Ancient

As with our pieces from the Bolles-Rogers family and John Davis Hatch, sometimes the story behind how objects came into the museum’s collection or life events of the donors can be very interesting. Dr. John Henry Haynes donated to the museum thirty-six Mesopotamian clay objects with cuneiform inscriptions.

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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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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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Williamstown Theatre Festival Stars Align on July 4!

Looking for something to do this July 4? Join us at the museum this Independence Day and be entertained by a star-studded reading of the Founding Documents of the United States of America! Actors Jessica Hecht and Steven Weber, and comedian Lewis Black, who are in town performing with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, will step off the stage and into our courtyard to read the Declaration of Independence and the British Reply, as well as the Preamble to the Constitution….

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Double L Excentric Gyratory II on campus

George Rickey’s Double L Excentric Gyratory II is now the latest public art installation at Williams.   A graceful, 30-foot-high kinetic sculpture, the artwork features two 18-foot long stainless steel “L”s. This is the first purchase from the Class of 1961’s Public Art Fund.

The piece is easily seen by those driving along Main Street, right next to the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.  The “L”s are supported by a small “Y” jack and shift in a series of subtly smooth…

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Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition: Elephant Graveyard

 

 

 

 

 

Come show your support for the senior Art Studio majors, Class of 2011, as they unveil their group exhibition, Elephant Graveyard. The exhibition, on view May 13 through June 5, 2011, features the work of 16 Williams College art studio majors: Alena L. Allegretti, Salvatoré Asaro, Kim Bui, Yu Rim Rebecca Chung, Robert Cuthbert, David Hansen, Robert Kim, Su-Mai Lin, Antonio López, Laura M. Staugaitis, Haley Steggall, Adam Stoner, Elizabeth Twaits, and Nicholas Williams. Elephant Graveyard will open with a free,…

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Alumni Profile: Roger Mandle

Ever wonder who is in the famous Williams College Art Mafia? The list includes past directors of the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the National Gallery of Art. One mafia member, Mr. Roger Mandle (class of 1963), has recently made news for his move to Qatar to take the directorial position at the Qatar Museums Authority in the capital city of Doha. This burgeoning city is quickly becoming an art center and Mandle hopes it…

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