Perry Hall (American, b. 1967); Untitled Number 3 (Ice Cold Delicacy), 2003; still from digital video of oil, acrylic, and mixed-media painted filmed live/37 sec. Courtesy of the artist. x1200
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Art of the Month Club: John Baker

Isaac Witkin (American, 1936-2006), Succoth, 1975, steel. Gift of Jacques and Donatella Lennon._x425

When Williamstown Theatre Festival relocates to the Berkshires each summer, our team takes over the Greylock Quad section of Williams College. Right smack in the middle of the quad is a fairly substantial metal sculpture that—up until this year—I knew little-to-nothing about.

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Fun at the Debate Society Social

Crowd on the Patio for the Debate Society Social

Thank you to the Debate Society, creators of the 1950s suburban thriller Blood Play, for a great time on the WCMA patio last night. Visitors were treated to show inspired drinks, hors d’ oeuvres and old fashioned entertainment.

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Art of the Month Club: Mary Kenny

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Woman in Striped Blouse, 1949, color lithograph on paper, Anonymous gift. (62.37) Copy Right Holder: Artists Rights Society (ARS)

Before the curtain goes up on WTF’s productions, audience members are handed a program. Somewhere between the Artistic Director’s welcome letter and the listing of Donors, there are 8 pages specific to the show that give audience members both basic information and a greater context for the production.

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Independence Day 2012

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There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a reading of the founding documents and no one gives a better reading than the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Williams College Museum of Art was proud to host this fun and patriotic event and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

 

Actors Heather Lind (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Finn Wittrock (Broadway’s Death of a Salesman) read the Declaration of Independence followed by comedian Lewis Black who read the…

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Celebrate Independence Day at WCMA

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Photo by Arthur Evans

The Williams College Museum of Art, Chapin Library, and the Williamstown Theartre Festival are pleased to present A Reading of the Founding Documents, an annual Williamstown tradition on July 4 at 1:30 p.m. on the lawn outside WCMA.

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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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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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