Mission

The Williams College Museum of Art makes dynamic art experiences to incite new thinking about art, museums, and the world.

Vision
The Williams College Museum of Art is a vibrant center for the arts at Williams that embodies the potential for the liberal arts to catalyze our ability to think creatively and critically. It is a vital hub for deep student learning and participation; for taking risks and testing creative, future forms of scholarship and teaching; and for boldly affirming the relevance of the history of art and the arts broadly. Partnering closely with art department faculty and others, we aim not just to sustain but to revitalize the college’s world class legacy in the visual arts for generations to come.
Strategic Planning
Louise Bourgeois, Eyes (nine elements), 200. Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell

Louise Bourgeois (American, 1911–2010), Eyes (nine elements), 2001. Granite, bronze, and electric light. Commissioned on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the museum with funds from the Museum Fellows, friends, and endowments. M.2001.14. Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell.

WCMA is embarking on a new strategic planning process that will take place in tandem with the College’s strategic planning, which began in fall 2018.

Spark-Think-Make: Transforming the Museum, WCMA’s present strategic plan, was launched in 2014 and will wrap up in 2019.