Muscarelle Museum of Art: Our Mission

The Muscarelle Museum of Art, located at Lamberson Hall on the campus of William & Mary, is a culturally-rich art institution, serving as a dynamic resource for our community, a working laboratory for the university, and a platform for visiting exhibitions and the Museum’s own collection.

Through staff commitment, faculty expertise, student service, and community collaboration, the Museum is proud to bring to life many opportunities and experiences.


The Muscarelle serves as an important cultural repository to William & Mary and the Williamsburg community. We strive to create engaging programs, bring in extraordinary art, and provide an invigorating atmosphere to enrich the understanding of art. In order to achieve all these things we rely on members to make it happen.

There are many ways to support the Museum, including volunteering your time as a DocentFriend, or Intern, providing services, donating art or making a bequestbecoming a member, or making a one-time gift.

You may also support the Museum through participation in our annual Wine & Run for the Roses fundraiser which in its first nine years has raised almost three million dollars to support the Museum’s exhibitions, programming, and student internship program.

Information on all of the ways of giving are provided on our site, but for further assistance, a knowledgeable and experienced staff member is available to assist you and your professional advisors in accomplishing your charitable, financial, and estate planning objectives.