Art Spark Talks at Summer Space

Learn more about some of the art on view in WCMA's Summer Space in these bite-size talks highlighting work in the museums WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) collection on themes including History + Tension, The Voice of Blackness, Artistic Agency, and (Un)Seeing Again.

WALLS is a special collection of 127 original works of art that go out on loan to Williams College students every semester. This summer, a group of 40 works in the collection by artists including Louise Nevelson, Francisco de Goya, Titus Kaphar, Margaret Bourke-White, Kiki Smith, Wifredo Lam, and Marc Chagall are on view for visitors to enjoy.

On August 16, hear from Meadhbh Ginnane and Alejandro Flores Monge. 

Meadhbh will focus on three works: Bill Eppridge, Apollo 11 Roll-Out, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 20, 2969, David Hockney, Two Lemons and Four Limes, Santa Monica, 1976, and Goya, Quien mas rendido. Her Talk will discuss ideas of history and tension in art, and how these themes are present throughout time, medium, and space. Meadhbh will also talk about her own unconventional experience with WALLS, and how working at WCMA this summer has allowed her to find a connection with these works outside of the semester.

Alejandro will focus on three works: Roberto Matta, Tranchetre from Hom’mere III (L’Ergonaute) (The Argonaut); Zhang Kechun, The Yellow River; and Franco Fontana, Baia delle Zagare. Illustrating the story of an epic poem, photographing the modern reality of an ancient birthplace, or capturing a new look of the same beach, his Spark Talk, titled “(UnSeeing) Again,” asks what we see, what we’re looking for, and how we find it.

Bill Eppridge, American, (1938-2013), Apollo 11 Roll-out, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 20, 1969. Gelatin silver print, 50.8 x 40.6 cm. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts, SL.2013.9.4.

Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976), Acrobats. Lithograph on Arches, 77 x 55.7 cm. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts, SL.2013.31.4.

August 16, 2019
3 PM

76 Spring Street
Williamstown, MA

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