WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will continue its popular summer series, “Ologies,” on Thursday, July 18.
“Ologies” is a playful riff on the academic experience in which artists take on unexpected fields of study in a series of hour-long interventions. This summer, because WCMA’s main galleries in Lawrence Hall are closed for renovations, programs will be held in locations across the Williams College campus and will be followed by receptions at WCMA Summer Space, located at 76 Spring St. Both the programs and receptions are free and open to the public.
The July 18 program will focus on “Kinesthesiology.” Inspired by the therapeutic study of bodily motion, this screening and talk by artist Macon Reed explores the interplay of gender, queerness and team spirit in athletics. Reed is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, radio documentary, painting, and participatory projects. Her work has shown at venues including PULSE NYC Special Projects, BRIC Media Arts, ABC No Rio, The Kitchen, Art F City FAGallery, Kate Werble Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Montclair Art Museum, Roots & Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ICA Baltimore, and Athens Museum of Queer Arts in Greece.
The program begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lasell Gymnasium, located at the corner of Main and Spring streets (use the Main Street entrance). Visitors can park on Spring Street or in the municipal parking lot at the foot of Spring Street and head right to Lasell or join a group that will walk from Summer Space to Lasell at 5:10 p.m. Maps of building and parking locations can be found online at wcma.williams.edu.
After the program, visitors are invited to sip, snack and socialize at a reception at 6:30 p.m. at WCMA Summer Space.
“Ologies” will run weekly through Aug. 15. Future topics sonology (the study of sound) and eschatology (the study of the end of the world). For up-to-date information and maps, visit wcma.williams.edu.
The main WCMA galleries in Lawrence Hall will reopen Friday, Sept. 6, with an exciting lineup featuring Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., a critically acclaimed exhibition co-curated by Williams College professor C. Ondine Chavoya.