Events

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    2019

    MEET THE ARTIST

    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!
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    Oct
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    LECTURE: KATE CONLEY, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCES, PROFESSOR OF FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE STUDIES, WILLIAM & MARY

    Tucker Hall Theater | October 23, 2019 | 6 – 7 PM Join us at Tucker Hall Theater for a lecture by Kate Conley, Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences, for her lecture entitled Collection as a Surrealist State of Mind.  She will discuss how surrealist artists and poets in France and England filled their living spaces with objects from around the world that had symbolic value to them. Over the course of the movement, which spanned the twentieth century, collection became a surrealist state of mind. The things they collected mirrored and refracted back to them aspects of their own experience of being alive in a material world. This talk will highlight the impact the collections of André Breton, author of the Manifesto of Surrealism (1924), and Roland Penrose, organizer of the first major surrealist exhibition in London in 1936, had on their thought and everyday lives. They were fascinated by objects from Oceania, specifically Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, that had had a ritual function in their cultures of origin. That original function lay dormant within these things, lending them a ghostly quality within their new European settings that activated the surrealists’ imagination. They sought insight from their things, ways to create new rituals that would allow them to work together as a group to invent new ways of thinking and making art that could revitalize their lives and the life of their community.
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    Oct
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    MUSCARELLE READS

    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. Sign-up here.
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    Oct
    2019

    MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: DESIGNING WOMEN OF THE BAUHAUS

    Tucker Hall Theater | October 30, 2019 | 6 – 7 PM A century after its founding, scholars and the art-and-design interested public associate the Bauhaus with modernist architecture, avant-garde design and abstract painting by artists such as Kandinsky, Klee, or Moholy-Nagy. Until recently, mainstream accounts of the school have most often failed to acknowledge the significance of Bauhaus women's work either on its own or in relation to its impact on the institution. In this talk, Elizabeth Otto, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2019 - 2020, The Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, will focus on the vibrant artistic contributions made by female Bauhäusler throughout the fourteen-year existence of this early 20th century movement. Member sign up begins October 9. Non-member sign up begins October 16. Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff. Non-Members: $5
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    Nov
    2019

    ART FILM FRIDAY: NATIVE ART NOW!

    Tucker Hall Theater | November 1, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM NATIVE ART NOW! examines the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years, presenting personal perspectives from internationally acclaimed Native modern artists. Installations, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, glass and fabric art by indigenous artists Rick Bartow, Meryl McMaster, Jim Denomie, Holly Wilson and numerous others from the United States and Canada are featured in the program. This documentary was produced by PBS in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.  Run time: 57 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening.
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    Nov
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    EXPERIENCE MUSCARELLE: THE LINKS STEAMROLLER PRINT

    Wren Building, South Yard | November 7, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM The Links Project, led by Director of Engagement Steve Prince, is a global initiative to draw upon various cultures and age groups in reflecting upon the history and impact of slavery through the cathartic nature of creating art.  Over the past year, participants in the project created individualized artworks, which Prince arranged to form the blocks for a singular piece of large-scale contemporary art.  The culmination of this project is the act of printing with an industrial steamroller in the South Yard of the Wren Building.  We invite you to witness the creation of this monumental print on Thursday, November 7th between 12:00 - 1:00 PM.  The print will then be on view in the 1619/2019 exhibition beginning November 8, 2019.
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    Nov
    2019

    PATCHWORK QUILT PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

    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.   Sign up here.
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    Nov
    2019

    MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BAUHAUS

    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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    Nov
    2019

    MEET THE ARTIST

    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!
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    Nov
    2019

    ART FILM FRIDAY: BAUHAUS SPIRIT

    Tucker Hall Theater | November 15, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Presented as part of Muscarelle Explorations: Bauhaus at 100, this film describes the fascinating story of the Bauhaus as a statement, but also the failure and renewal of a social utopia.  It tells of artists, scientists and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges, also relate to the Bauhaus. Bauhaus history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era that stretches from the early 20th century to the modern day.  Run time: 90 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screenings.
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    Nov
    2019

    KINGS AND QUEENS ASSEMBLAGE PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

    Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | November 16-17, 2019 | 10 AM - 1 PM In this two-day hands-on workshop, participants will learn to use found objects and acrylic paint to create an expressive relief self-portrait. We will cover design, color theory, construction techniques, compositional development and studio practice. This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels interested in improving their ability in artistic creation. Fee includes all materials and refreshments. Please note that the workshop will run from 10 AM - 1 PM on November 16 and 17. Level: High School and above Member sign up begins October 26Non-Member sign up begins November 2 | Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $50 | Non-Members $80 | Please note that space is limited to 12 participants. Sign up here.
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    Nov
    2019

    MEET THE ARTIST

    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!
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    Nov
    2019

    LECTURE: CHARLES PALERMO, PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY, WILLIAM & MARY

    Tucker Hall Theater | November 20, 2019 | 6 – 7 PM Please join us at Tucker Hall Theater for a lecture by Professor Charles Palermo entitled Bread and Wine in Picasso’s Blue Period.  He will discuss some strange and previously mostly unnoticed features of important paintings and prints of Pablo Picasso’s so-called Blue Period. Certain curious features of these works, which were made between about 1902 and 1904, have never been subjected to very close scrutiny, but their ambiguous relation to Christian themes has long been noted. Palermo will consider the way the people in the pictures — and especially their strange poses — relate to those religious themes and will suggest what they mean for us, as people who look at pictures.
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    Nov
    2019

    MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: TALON SILVERHORN

    Muscarelle Museum of Art | November 21, 2019 | 6 – 8 PM In recognition of National American Indian Heritage Month and in conjunction with the 1619 / 2019 exhibition, the Muscarelle is proud to present flautist Talon Silverhorn. An Eastern Shawnee educator and musician, Silverhorn will perform in the gallery space where the works of art represent contemporary reactions to migration, colonialism and pluralism.
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    Dec
    2019

    MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: BAUHAUS IN AMERICA

    Tucker Hall Theater | December 3, 2019 | 6 – 7 PM After the closure of the Bauhaus by the Nazi's 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 Breur, 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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    Dec
    2019

    EXPERIENCE MUSCARELLE: IT HAPPENED… 1619 AND BEYOND

    Muscarelle Museum of Art | December 5, 2019 | 6 – 8 PM Join us for an evening of commemoration and celebration within the galleries of the 1619 / 2019 exhibition.  Like the "Happenings" of the 1960s, this event will feature a variety of media, including dance, poetry and interactive arts looking at the past (what was), present (what is) and future (what will be).  This will be a time to reflect and respond using the dynamic forces of creation to explore history and its psychological manifestations on the present.  This will be a ticketed event -- further information is forthcoming.
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    Dec
    2019

    PERSONAL PUZZLES WORKSHOP

    Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | December 9, 2019 | 10 AM - 8 PM In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create an original mixed-media jigsaw puzzle. We will cover design, color theory, construction techniques and compositional development. The instructor will guide the youth through a creative exploration of acrylic painting and puzzle design. Each student will walk away with an original handmade wooden puzzle - a great idea for holiday gifts! This workshop is open to youth with an active imagination and a desire to have fun while making art! Fee includes all materials and refreshments. Level: Middle School and above Member sign up begins November 18Non-Member sign up begins November 25 Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $70 | Non-Members $100 | Please note that space is limited to 15 participants.
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    Dec
    2019

    MEET THE ARTIST

    Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | December 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!
  • Past Events

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!

MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: APPALACHIAN MUSIC ENSEMBLE WITH DIRECTOR TRIPP JOHNSON

October 10, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | October 10, 2019 | 6 – 8 PM

Come join us for a performance by The William & Mary Appalachian Music Ensemble against the backdrop of the always-exceptional studio faculty art exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The ensemble players utilize a multitude of stringed instruments, including banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin as they explore the rich heritage of traditional Southern Appalachian tunes and songs.

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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ART FILM FRIDAY: BAUHAUS, THE FACE OF THE 20TH CENTURY

October 4, 2019
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Tucker Hall Theater | October 4, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Presented as part of Muscarelle Explorations: Bauhaus at 100, this film memoir recounts the beginning of the Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar with contributions from former students and historians, a strong selection of artworks as well as archival footage including interviews with the founder Walter Gropius. Exceptional visuals add to the beauty of a well-narrated documentary about the 1919 founding and principles of this seminal school. The film concludes that although the Bauhaus did not last that long, its influence has been profound. Run time is 49 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screenings.

GALLERY TALK

September 27, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 27, 2019 | 12 – 1 PM

Join exhibition curator Elizabeth Mead, William & Mary Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, for a walking tour of The Adjacent Possible in the Museum’s Sheridan and Spigel galleries.  This exhibition provides first-hand experiential interaction with contemporary abstract works and explores creative potential.

MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: CHRISTOPHER DELAURENTI, VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC

September 26, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 26, 2019 | 6 – 8 PM

Join us at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a special performance by Christopher DeLaurenti situated among the abstract compositions featured in The Adjacent Possible exhibition. DeLaurenti is a writer, sound artist, improvisor and phonographer whose sound work encompasses field recordings, electroacoustic and acousmatic music, text-sound scores, free-improvised low-tech electronics and compositions for acoustic instruments.

MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: CHRISTOPHER DELAURENTI

September 25, 2019
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On Thursday, September 26th, beginning at 6:00 PM, please join us at the for a special musical performance by sound artist Christopher DeLaurenti at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. DeLaurenti performs with vintage electronic devices and activated objects in tandem with commercial and customized sound software. You will hear gossamer electromagnetic fields, lyrical system noise, unusual acoustic phenomena, and location recordings culled from his 25-year archive among the abstract art works included in The Adjacent Possible exhibition.  DeLaurenti has performed internationally and appears on over 50 solo, collaborative and compilation albums. Christopher holds an MFA from Bard College and is currently completing his PhD at Goldsmiths University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer teaching Sound Design, Music, and Writing as well as Film and Audio Production in the Department of Music at William & Mary.

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.

LECTURE: ARTIST SUSAN YORK

September 20, 2019
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Andrews Hall, Room 101 | September 20, 2019 | 4 – 5:30 PM

Join us for a very special artist talk with Susan York, one of the participating artists in The Adjacent Possible. York will discuss the relationships and transitions between flat and dimensional forms in her work and how those forms are able to merge with a space to challenge our perception. The talk in Andrews Hall will be moderated by Charles Palermo, Professor of Art History. A reception will follow the talk at the Muscarelle Museum of Art from 5:30 to 7:30 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!

[RESCHEDULED] SCREENING OF ANNE TRUITT and MUSEUM HOURS

September 17, 2019
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Andrews Hall, Room 101 | September 17, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join us for a screening of two of Jem Cohen’s films.  Anne Truitt: Working (2009) provides a portrait of the artist Anne Truitt (1921 – 2004) through interviews with the artist and the filmmaker. Cohen says, “I was honored to know Anne Truitt, and doubly so when she allowed me to make a short record of her presence and thoughts. I felt as if she opened her hand and showed, in a profound but down to earth way, the compass by which she navigated.” We will also be showing Museum Hours (2013), which is a mesmerizing tale of two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. A chance meeting sparks a deepening connection that draws them through the halls of the museum and the streets of the city. Run time for Anne Truitt: 13 minutes and Museum Hours: 107 minutes.  A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screenings.

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!

POSTPONED: GALLERY TALK

September 6, 2019
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Due to the projected weather conditions associated with Hurricane Dorian, we are postponing this event until further notice. Check back soon for updates!

Join exhibition curator Elizabeth Mead, William & Mary Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, for a walking tour of The Adjacent Possible in the Museum’s Sheridan and Spigel galleries.  This exhibition provides first-hand experiential interaction with contemporary abstract works and explores creative potential.

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

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

May 23, 2019
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Presenting Art: The Importance of the Vessel | May 23, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Integrated Science Center, Room 1221 | David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art

Art Museums loom large on the cultural landscape, and when new ones are built, they are important opportunities to present the current state of architectural and design thinking.  In this lecture, we will explore recently constructed museums in America, including smaller museums on college campuses and larger institutions that serve as flagship centers of civic engagement in urban settings.  We will also check in on the current status of our own quest for a new museum at William & Mary.

 

Member sign up begins May 2. Non-member sign up begins May 9.

 

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

 

Non-Members: $5

 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot or purchase tickets here.

 

MUSCARELLE ON THE MOVE: ARTIST UNDER GLASS

May 17, 2019
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May 13 – 17 , 2019 | Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Stryker Center | Steve Prince, Director of Engagement & Distinguished Artist in Residence, Muscarelle Museum of Art

As part of the exhibition Sankofa: Looking Back, Moving Forward (on view at the Stryker Center May 1 – June 12, 2019) Steve Prince will be in residence at the Stryker Center, ready to engage with visitors while he completes his latest drawing from the series, from May 13 – 17.

 

Free and open to the public. 

 

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.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR WINE & RUN FOR THE ROSES ON DERBY DAY

May 4, 2019
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the ninth Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 2 – 7 PM.  Laugh, libate and lift your paddle for a great cause!  Proceeds benefit the Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation a 501(c)3 organization.  Purchase your ticket here!

 

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