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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: BAUHAUS IN AMERICA

December 3, 2019
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Tucker Hall Theater | December 3, 2019 | 6 – 7 PM

After the closure of the Bauhaus by the Nazis in 1933 for its curriculum based on “degenerate” art, many of its artistic luminaries began to feel stymied by the pressures of an all-controlling government. As the suppression broadened, a number of Bauhaus leaders emigrated to the United States, bringing with them a breadth of modernist design principles. In this lecture, David Brashear will investigate the impact of Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Josef and Anni Albers, and László Moholy-Nagy as they made their presence known in America.

Member sign up begins November 19. Non-member sign up begins November 26.

Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Non-Members: $5

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MEET THE ARTIST

November 20, 2019
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Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | November 20, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Stop by Muscarelle @ Merchants Square (440A W Duke of Gloucester St above Williams-Sonoma) to engage with artist Steve Prince. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the process of artistic creation and make your own take-away memento!

BUILDING THE BRAFFERTON: ITS FOUNDING, FUNDING AND LEGACY

November 18, 2019
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Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, PhD | William & Mary Law School, Room 119 | November 18, 2019 | 12:50 – 1:50 PM

Join our Curator of Native American Art and Director of the American Indian Resource Center on campus, Danielle Moretti-Langholtz for an in depth conversation about her research on the Brafferton Indian School. Free food will be provided.

MEET THE ARTIST

November 13, 2019
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Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | November 13, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Stop by Muscarelle @ Merchants Square (440A W Duke of Gloucester St above Williams-Sonoma) to engage with artist Steve Prince. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the process of artistic creation and make your own take-away memento!

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BAUHAUS

November 12, 2019
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Tucker Hall Theater | November 12, 2019 | 6 – 7 PM

In this lecture, David Brashear will explore the intersection of the Bauhaus idea and architecture examining the iconic campus buildings at Weimar and Dessau, and also the incorporation of architecture into the curriculum and practice of Bauhaus. Housing concept explorations by Bauhaus architects will be investigated, highlighting the important contributions of giants like Mies van der Rohe.

Member sign up begins October 22. Non-member sign up begins October 29.

Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Non-Members: $5

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PATCHWORK QUILT PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

November 11, 2019
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Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | November 11, 2019 | 5 – 8 PM

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create a stylistic portrait out of fabric utilizing non-sewing methods. We will cover compositional development, color theory, collage techniques, framing and display possibilities and studio practices. This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels interested in improving their ability in artistic creation. Fee includes all materials and refreshments.

Level: Middle School and above

Member sign up begins October 21Non-Member sign up begins October 28 | Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $30 | Non-Members $50 | Please note that space is limited to 12 participants.

 

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MUSCARELLE READS

October 25, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | October 25, 2019 | 6 PM

Join us for our second installment of MUSCARELLE READS. This semester, we are reading Gropius: The Man Who Built Bauhaus in conjunction with our MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: 100 Years of Bauhaus series. Fiona MacCarthy presents a fascinating reexamination of the urges that drove European and American modernism through the life of Walter Gropius, the founder of Bauhaus.

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MEET THE ARTIST

October 23, 2019
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Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | October 23, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Stop by Muscarelle @ Merchants Square (440A W Duke of Gloucester St above Williams-Sonoma) to engage with artist Steve Prince. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the process of artistic creation and make your own take-away memento!

ARTIST TALK

October 21, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | October 21, 2019 | 12 – 1 PM

Join us for a very special artist talk with Mike Jabbur, Elizabeth Mead, and Kristen Peyton about their work in Faculty Show 14. This will be the last week of the exhibition, so we will have special Monday hours on October 21 from 9 AM – 5 PM, so be sure to stop by!

MEET THE ARTIST

October 9, 2019
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Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | October 9, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Stop by Muscarelle @ Merchants Square (440A W Duke of Gloucester St above Williams-Sonoma) to engage with artist Steve Prince. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the process of artistic creation and make your own take-away memento!

MDF WOODCUTTING WORKSHOP

October 8, 2019
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Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | October 7, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create relief woodcuts utilizing traditional and non-traditional wood carving tools. The instructor will discuss the history of relief printing, offer demonstrations and share images from the Muscarelle collection. We will cover idea development, compositional skills, safe carving techniques, techniques of printing with or without a press, how to create an edition of prints and studio practice. This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels interested in improving their ability in drawing and printmaking. Fee includes all materials and refreshments.

Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $50 | Non-Members $80 | Please note that space is limited to 12 participants.

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DOCENT TOUR

September 22, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 22, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Take a tour of our current exhibition The Adjacent Possible with one of our knowledgeable docents! Docents will be available to give tours or answer questions about the exhibition from 1 until 3 PM.

DOCENT TOUR

September 21, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 21, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Take a tour of our current exhibition The Adjacent Possible with one of our knowledgeable docents! Docents will be available to give tours or answer questions about the exhibition from 1 until 3 PM.

MUSEUM MEMBERS’ HOURS & DOCENT TOUR

September 19, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 19, 2019 | 5 – 7 PM

Enjoy Members’ Hours for The Adjacent Possible today! These exclusive hours are open to Museum Members’ and the W&M Community. Our knowledgeable Museum Docents will be on hand to give tours and answer questions.

MEET THE ARTIST

September 18, 2019
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Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | September 18, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Stop by Muscarelle @ Merchants Square (440A W Duke of Gloucester St above Williams-Sonoma) to engage with artist Steve Prince. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the process of artistic creation and make your own take-away memento!

DOCENT TOUR

September 15, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 15, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Take a tour of our current exhibition The Adjacent Possible with one of our knowledgeable docents! Docents will be available to give tours or answer questions about the exhibition from 1 until 3 PM.

DOCENT TOUR

September 14, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 14, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Take a tour of our current exhibition The Adjacent Possible with one of our knowledgeable docents! Docents will be available to give tours or answer questions about the exhibition from 1 until 3 PM.

MUSEUM MEMBERS’ HOURS & DOCENT TOUR

September 12, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 12, 2019 | 5 – 7 PM

Enjoy Members’ Hours for The Adjacent Possible today! These exclusive hours are open to Museum Members’ and the W&M Community. Our knowledgeable Museum Docents will be on hand to give tours and answer questions.

MEET THE ARTIST

September 11, 2019
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Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | September 11, 2019 | 1 – 3 PM

Stop by Muscarelle @ Merchants Square (440A W Duke of Gloucester St above Williams-Sonoma) to engage with artist Steve Prince. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the process of artistic creation and make your own take-away memento!

MEMBERS’ TRIP

June 27, 2019
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Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice | June 27, 2019 | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Robusti (known as “Tintoretto”), one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance. The National Gallery of Art, in cooperation with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Gallerie dell’Accademia, has assembled some of the Venetian master’s greatest paintings for the first retrospective of the artist’s works in North America. Featuring nearly 50 paintings, many of which have never left Venice where Tintoretto lived and worked for 75 years, the exhibition presents works spanning the artist’s entire career, from expansive religious and mythological scenes to august portraits of Venetian aristocracy that inspired later artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt.

 

We hope you will join us for the Muscarelle Members’ Trip celebrating Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice. A per person charge of $95.00 includes transportation to the National Gallery of Art, driver’s gratuity, on board refreshments, a DVD presentation (Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice) en route to Washington, D.C., as well as an exclusive tour by a specialist in Venetian art.

 

All reservations are for Museum Members and W&M Faculty Only and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a cap of 30 spots, so please reserve your space early and encourage your friends to become Members and join you!

 

Contact us at museum@wm.edu for additional information.

 

 Image Citation: JACOPO TINTORETTO | The Creation of the Animals, 1550/ by 1553 | Oil on canvas | Gallerie Dell’Accademia, Venice

WATERCOLOR MONOPRINT WORKSHOP

May 17, 2019
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May 17, 2019 | 5:00 PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery | Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Muscarelle Museum of Art | SOLD OUT!

Join the Muscarelle’s Distinguished Artist in Residence Steve Prince in this intense hands-on workshop, where participants will be exposed to the limitless process of creating watercolor monoprints! Participants will create expressive watercolor templates on Yupo paper, cut and arrange the dried color materials on a acrylic substrate, and utilize water saturated archival paper to reconstitute the watercolors to create unique, multi-colored prints that are abstract or representational. All materials will be provided, all skill levels are welcome; just bring your imagination!

 

Member sign up begins April 26 | Non-Member sign up begins May 3 | Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $10 | Non-Members $25 | Please note that space is limited to 25 participants.

 

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN SOLD OUT!  Check our events page for future programs.

 

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

April 30, 2019
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Museums and Nazi-era Looted Art: An Ongoing Journey to Resolution | April 30, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre | Karen Daly, Registrar for Exhibitions & Coordinator of Provenance Research, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Issues of looted art and restitution, particularly of art misappropriated during the Nazi era, continue to be prevalent topics in art news coverage and remain important concerns for museums worldwide. Karen Daly will provide an overview of the issues, discussing the response of the American museum community, considering how recovery and restitution efforts have evolved to the present day, including an overview of VMFA’s experiences in resolving art restitution claims.

 

This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.

 

Reserve your spot here.

 

Non-Members: $5.

 

Purchase tickets here

 

RE-SCHEDULED: SCREENING OF “THE RAPE OF EUROPA”

April 24, 2019
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April 24, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater

Re-scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM, please join us for a screening of The Rape of Europa in conjunction with our Muscarelle Explorations: Art Repatriation series! The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and World War II. In a journey through seven countries, the film takes viewers into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. Now, more than sixty years later, the legacy of this tragic history continues to play out as families of looted collectors recover major works of art, conservators repair battle damage, and nations fight over the fate of ill-gotten
spoils of war.

 

This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Run time: 117 minutes; a brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

 

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

April 15, 2019
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Screening of The Liberators | April 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre

Join us for a special screening of The Liberators after the lecture by Thomas R. Kline and Jennifer Morris. A true detective story, The Liberators follows a dogged German art detective through the New York art world and military archives to the unlikeliest of destinations: a small town on the Texas prairie. The film raises intriguing questions as to the motivations of the art thief and the whereabouts of the items that, to this day, remain waiting to be discovered.

 

This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Run time: 61 minutes.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

April 15, 2019
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Museum Ethics & Governance Issues: Basics and Beyond | April 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre | Thomas R. Kline, Partner, Cultural Heritage Partners & President, Lawyer’s Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation | Jennifer Morris, Associate, Cultural Heritage Partners

Thomas R. Kline and Jennifer Morris advise clients on art, museum, and cultural heritage matters. Their experience in the areas of Nazi seizures, wartime looting, forced sales, and thefts has allowed them to resolve a wide variety of disputes on behalf of families, museums, auction houses, and foreign governments. Kline and Morris will discuss museum ethics and governance issues that affect both private and public collections. Through a series of case studies, they will address museums’ responsibilities in acquiring and selling artworks; complying with local, state, and federal laws, as well as intentional conventions; and resolving ownership disputes.

 

This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.

 

Reserve your spot here.

 

Non-Members: $5. Purchase tickets here

 

 

ART FILM FRIDAY: WOMAN IN GOLD

April 12, 2019
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April 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater

Join us for a special Art Film Friday in conjunction with our Muscarelle Explorations: Art Repatriation lecture series! Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s voyage to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also known as The Woman in Gold).

 

This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Run time: 109 minutes; a brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening.

 

Free and open to the public. 

 

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

April 8, 2019
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Culture Interrupted: The Pursuit of Looted Art & Antiquities | April 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM | William & Mary Law School, Room 120 | L. Eden Burgess, Partner, Cultural Heritage Partners | Olga Symeonoglou, Associate, Cultural Heritage Partners

The Third Reich left a long legacy of looted art to be restituted, as did other wars and conflicts. In her talk, L. Eden Burgess will discuss how claimants have used the courts to try to right those wrongs.

This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT!  Check our events page for future programs.

 

 

SANKOFA: LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD

March 15, 2019
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Stryker Center | May 1 – June 17, 2019 | Monday through Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 1 – 5 PM (except for May 26)

Sankofa is an Adinkra symbol from Ghana, which translates as “to look into one’s past in order to move forward.” Sankofa: Looking Back, Moving Forward is composed of drawings and prints by artist Steve Prince. His work offers a candid look into America’s past and challenges us to look deeper for meaning and understanding of how we have collectively arrived at this juncture in history. The art challenges us to not only be cognitive of the history and the scars we have sustained, but also posits a message of hope for communal renewal if we dare work together to solve the deep-set communal issues.

 

The artist will be in residence at the Stryker Center, ready to engage with visitors while he completes his latest drawing from the series May 13 – 17, 2019. Please join Prince at the Stryker Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and on Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

 

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

February 8, 2019
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Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, February 8 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a very special Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum with your lunch any time between 12 and 2:00 PM to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art through the artist himself. This installment of the series will feature a hands-on watercolor monotype workshop, a potter’s demonstration and a live musical performance!

 

DAY 4 OF W&M GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

February 3, 2019
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is a proud sponsor of the twelfth annual William & Mary Global Film Festival! For over a decade, the Festival has brought the William & Mary and Williamsburg communities together for an annual celebration of film and live performances. This year, the Festival will take place Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 3 with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions. Check out the full lineup of films and special events at filmfestival.wm.edu!