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February 2021

THE BODY SERIES: Drawing Hands, Feet, Ears, and Noses

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Students will be exposed to tips, and processes for drawing difficult parts of the human body.  The instructor will guide the students step by step to creating successful drawings of the anatomy. Materials List Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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March 2021

SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | Pienza: Born of a Dream of Beauty

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Jane Zaloga, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

The small Tuscan town of Pienza is often considered the first ideally planned city of the Renaissance. It had been a small agricultural town, known as Corsignano, until its most famous son, Pope Pius II, decided it needed a reboot to properly reflect its status as birthplace of a pope. In this talk, Zaloga will look at the town’s idyllic location, crowning a gentle hill in the rolling Val d’Orcia, a landscape that was much beloved of the pope, and the exquisitely designed buildings, exploring what makes them beautiful and how their relationships with each other and with the people of…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Art Therapy Workshop

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Sarah Balascio, Art Therapist, William & Mary Wellness Center
Virtual, VA United States

Sarah Balascio, a registered board certified art therapist and adjunct lecturer at William & Mary’s McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, will lead three virtual workshops to help participants explore feelings and work on relaxation. The focus will be on expressing ourselves through the arts in a supportive and mindful environment. All are welcome to attend and no experience is necessary – just a willingness to experiment!

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Healing Spaces on the Camino de Santiago in Medieval and Contemporary Settings

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Kathleen Jenkins, Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, Co-Director, Institute for Pilgrimage Studies, William & Mary Jessica Streit, Assistant Professor of Islamic & Medieval Art, College of Charleston
Virtual, VA United States

Jessica Streit will begin the evening presentation with medieval Le Puy-en-Velay, a city that serves as the starting point for one of the four major routes to Santiago de Compostela. Her talk will feature two of the city's 12th-century pilgrimage monuments, showing how they engender feelings of arrival and a desire to keep moving for their audience of pilgrims. Kathleen Jenkins will then bring us to the 21st century. Drawing from her recent ethnography, Walking the Way Together: How Families Connect on the Camino de Santiago, Kathleen will present stories of families investing in pilgrimage as a practice for strengthening…

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MEMBERS LECTURE | Padua: Saints, Sinners and Giotto

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Padua can rightly claim its place among Italy’s most interesting and historic cities. Nicknamed La Dotta (the Learned), Padua is the intellectual center of the Veneto, once home to the great Roman historian Livy. Since 1221 it has been home to one of Europe’s most celebrated universities, which counts Petrarch, Dante and Galileo among its alumni. Artists including Giotto, Donatello and Mantegna, all left their artistic marks on this lively town. Padua attracts thousands of pilgrims every year as it is the resting place of Saint Anthony of Padua, and his exotic, seven domed mosque of a basilica is the city’s most striking landmark.…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Meditation Session

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Warren W. Buck, Adjunct Professor of Physics, William & Mary
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for the healing art of meditation with Warren W. Buck. Meditation is an evidence-based method for creating a sense of well-being. This guided meditation session will introduce the basic principles, techniques and benefits of focused breathing and mindfulness, followed by 30 minutes of meditative practice. Buck will close the meditation with a Q&A session to delve further into the experience.

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ROOM WITH A VIEW: Perspective Drawing of Rooms

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Students will learn how to create perspective drawings of the inside of your home.  The instructor will guide the students step by step in creating believable three-dimensional spaces! Material List Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Healing Wall Screening

March 29 - April 1

The Healing Wall (2015) documentary was created by Director Christopher Kosinski and a small group of students while attending Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana). Together, they researched and interviewed veterans including Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and other key players to tell the story of how 21-year-old college student Maya Lin’s unconventional design of landscape architecture led to the healing of a nation from the Vietnam War.  

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April 2021

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Healing Wall Discussion

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Panel
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a virtual discussion and Q&A moderated by David Brashear with The Healing Wall documentary film director Christopher Kosinski and Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, who was instrumental in the creation of the monument. The 2015 documentary tells the story of how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came into being and the powerful role it has in healing a nation.

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