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Fellows Trip to New York City
April 20-22, 2018

Enjoy a spring weekend in NYC with Interim Director Lisa Dorin and the Fellows!

Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942), Death on the Ridge Road (1935), painting, 32 1/8 x 39 1/16 x 1 5/16 in. (81.6 x 99.2 x 3.3 cm), Gift of Cole Porter

Kick off the trip with lunch and a visit to a private collection followed by a VIP curator-led tour at the Whitney Museum of American Art. WCMA’s iconic painting Death on the Ridge Road (1935) is on view in Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables. The balance of the weekend will be devoted to private collections tours and a very special studio visit with an award-winning artist.

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Take your free admission one step further by joining our free membership program. Friends get special invitations to exhibition openings and artist talks, access to our monthly e-newsletter, and coupons to WCMA’s shop. Additionally, because WCMA participates in the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Programour Friends enjoy free admission to all of the Program’s member museums.

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WCMA Fellows
Some friends become WCMA Fellows by contributing to the museum financially each year. Your contributions help us bring scholarly, interactive, and participatory art programming to Williams and the greater community. Fellows enjoy exclusive art-related opportunities —from study days to national and international trips.

Photo of Fellows in Rose Gallery

Recent event highlights:

  • Fall Fellows weekend in Williamstown with behind-the-scenes exhibition tours, reserved seats at annual Plonsker lecture, and dinner with visiting artist Clifford Owens
  • Curator-led tour of World War I and the Visual Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Lecture and book signing by Nicholas O’Donnell ’97, author of A Tragic Fate – Law and Ethics in the Battle of Nazi Looted Art
  • Trip to Portland, Maine including exclusive visits to galleries, studios, and private collections
  • Tour of Beijing and Shanghai, showcasing the contemporary art scene and significant historic sites
Contemporary Fellow – $1,500
  • Annual Williamstown Fall Fellows Weekend
  • Advance invitations to preview and opening receptions
  • Reserved seating at special lectures/symposia
  • Program and exhibition schedules three times a year
  • Invitation to annual trip with Museum director
  • 20% Discount at Museum Gift Shop
Professor Whitney Stoddard 1935 Fellow – $2,000
All Contemporary Fellow benefits plus:

  • Complimentary collections handbook
  • Opportunity for artist studio visits and dinners with visiting artists
Professor Karl Weston 1896 Fellow – $3,000
All Contemporary and Stoddard Fellow benefits plus:

  • Priority registration for domestic and international travel with Museum director
  • Opportunity to “tag along” with director/ curator to art fairs like Art Basel or Armory as available
  • Complimentary publications (periodic)
Professor S. Lane Faison Jr. 1929 Fellow – $5,000
All Contemporary, Stoddard, and Weston Fellow benefits plus:

  • First priority registration for domestic and international travel with Museum director
  • Behind-the-scenes visits with museum staff
  • Private exhibition tours
Business Friends
Business Friends are valued partners of our art community and include:

  • Becks Printing
  • Fine Art Security Transport
  • GVH Studio, Inc.
  • MacFarlane Office Products
  • Mullen Moving and Storage
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