Events

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    Sep
    2019

    GALLERY TALK

    Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 6, 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.
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    Sep
    2019

    ART FILM FRIDAY: ANNE TRUITT and MUSEUM HOURS

    Tucker Hall Theater | September 6, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Join us at Tucker Hall Theater 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.
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    Sep
    2019

    GALLERY TALK

    Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 13, 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.
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    Sep
    2019

    LECTURE: ARTIST SUSAN YORK

    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.
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    Sep
    2019

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

    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.
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    Sep
    2019

    GALLERY TALK

    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.  The exhibition provides first-hand experiential interaction with contemporary abstract works and explores creative potential.  This is the final day of The Adjacent Possible!
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    Oct
    2019

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

    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.
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    Oct
    2019

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

    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.
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    Oct
    2019

    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.
    01
    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
    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

    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.
  • Past Events

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

 

 

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.

 

 

ART FILM FRIDAY: MY ARCHITECT

March 29, 2019
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March 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater

Please join us for the award-winning film My Architect: A Son’s Journey!  This remarkable documentary examines Louis Kahn’s bold, modern buildings in loving detail.  Kahn was one of the most important architects of the twentieth century. His dramatic death in 1974 – alone and unidentified in the men’s room of New York’s Penn train station – revealed a triple life: in addition to this wife and daughter, Kahn left behind two illegitimate children, by different women with whom he had long-term relationships. As the architect’s only son, director Nathaniel Kahn sought out old acquaintances and relatives of his father making My Architect a startlingly emotional human-interest story. Kahn explores his father’s life with a spirit of generosity and a wonderful sense of objectivity, taking him around America and to Israel, India and finally Bangladesh, to create a profound portrait of a man, an artist, his buildings and his secret lives.

 

A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening (Run time: 110 minutes).

 

Free and open to the public.

 

WATERCOLOR MONOPRINT WORKSHOP

March 22, 2019
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March 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery | Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Muscarelle Museum of Art

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!

 

Workshop fee:

 

Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $10

 

Non-Members $25

 

Purchase tickets here!

 

Please note that space is limited to 25 participants.

 

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

March 22, 2019
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March 22, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 1: 30 PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery | Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Muscarelle Museum of Art

Please join Steve Prince at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Come by the Museum with your lunch any time between 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art from the artist himself. Each Brown Bag Lunch features something new, so be sure to stop by.  This week features music from William & Mary’s Ebony Expressions Gospel Choir!

 

 

 

Treats courtesy of Kilwins Williamsburg!

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

March 12, 2019
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Problems with the Prescription: The Reality of Regional Modern Architecture in America in the 1920s and 1930s March 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM, Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater | David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art

With the International Style exhibition of 1932, the Museum of Modern Art plunged into the discourse regarding modern architecture.  In this lecture, we will reflect on the efforts of MoMA to “educate” American designers about international architectural trends, while simultaneously missing the rich flavors of modernism that were thriving regionally in the United States.

 

Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.  Non-Members: $5  Reserve your spot or purchase tickets here.

 

MUSCARELLE READS

March 11, 2019
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March 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery

Join us for our inaugural Book Club! Over the course of this series we will be reading books that are related to works of art and artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. In honor of 100 Years of Women at William & Mary, this semester we have selected Lee Krasner: A Biography by Gail Levin. Lee Krasner trained with Hans Hofmann at his New York studio, where she was exposed to the modernist innovations of pre-war Paris, including Picasso’s Cubism and Matisse’s use of color and outline. Though her works are marked by these influences and incorporate other characteristic motifs— shallow space, reductive color, rhythmic gesture, geometric abstraction, and bio-morphic motifs— Krasner also frequently experimented with new styles. Krasner married Jackson Pollock in 1945 and continued her exploration in abstraction. In Gail Levin’s biography, she challenges previous portrayals of Krasner as living in the shadow of her husband, and shows that she was an independent and resourceful woman of uncompromising talent and prodigious energy.

 

Please RSVP at //forms.wm.edu/41870.

 

 

 

 

 

Treats courtesy of Kilwins Williamsburg!

 

VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE: BUILDING ON THE LEGACY

February 11, 2019
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VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE is proud to present Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection comprised of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by renowned artists.

Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African American students in residence at William & MaryBuilding on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection was part of a yearlong program of special events during the 2017-2018 academic year, which spoke to themes of parity and desegregation. The original exhibition, held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art (September 2, 2017 – January 14, 2018), featured works that encompassed a variety of media, styles, and eras, exemplifying the plurality of vision among these accomplished artists. Re-created and expanded for VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE as part of AMERICAN EVOLUTION™, the 2019 commemoration in the Commonwealth, Building on the Legacy embraces a panoply of approaches, ranging from the 19th-century realism of Henry Ossawa Tanner to the contemporary conceptualism of Martin Puryear.

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!

 

DAY 3 OF W&M GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

February 2, 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!

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING: AN ART WORLD ODYSSEY

February 2, 2019
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is so pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the W&M Global Film Festival’s screening of The Price of Everything: An Art World Odyssey in cooperation with the 1693 Scholars and the William & Mary Department of Art and Art History! This film gives unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, and dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times – where everything can be bought and sold.

 

Join us at the Kimball Theatre (428 W Duke of Gloucester Street) for the screening on Saturday, February 2 at 8:00 PM (film run-time 98 mins). Tickets are available here.  This event will be hosted by Richard Lowry, Professor of English and Film and Media Studies and the Director of the film, Nathanial Kahn. There will be a Q&A after the film, so be sure to stay for that!

DAY 2 OF W&M GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

February 1, 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!

ART FILM FRIDAY

February 1, 2019
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Join us for our first Art Film Friday of the Spring semester on February 1, 5:30 PM, at Tucker Theater (Tucker 127A)! We are proud to present the film !Women Art Revolution in cooperation with the W&M Global Film Festival as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of coeducation at William & Mary and in Virginia.   For more than forty years, filmmaker and visual artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected interviews with her contemporaries and shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details the tenacity and courage of pioneering artists such as Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Joyce Kozloff, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro and Nancy Spero among others. Emerging artists and an original score from Carrie Brownstein enhance !Women Art Revolution; a film that aptly touches on gender politics of the art world while striving to increase cultural awareness of the impact women artists make in our society.

The screening will include a short introduction by the student organizers. (Film run-time 83 mins).

 

DAY 1 OF W&M GLOBAL FILM FEST

January 31, 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!

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

January 18, 2019
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Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, January 18 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a 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 dealing with provocative subject matter through the artist himself. Each Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch promises something new including an art installation, demonstration and a give-away!

 

ART FILM FRIDAY

December 14, 2018
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The Muscarelle presents our third installment of Art Film Friday, a free community event, on December 14, 5:30 pm, at Washington Hall Room 201. Please join us for the celebrated documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. Appreciated by Andy Warhol, the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that made him famous. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this cinematic biography, but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat’s own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man.

The screening will include a short introduction by the student organizers. (Film run-time 1hr, 33min). Washington Hall is located at 241 Jamestown Road on the campus of William & Mary.

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

December 7, 2018
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Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, December 7 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum any time between 12 and 2:00 pm to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art dealing with provocative subject matter through the artist himself.

 

ART FILM FRIDAY

November 2, 2018
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The Muscarelle presents our second installment of Art Film Friday, a free community event, on November 2nd, 5:30 pm, at Tucker Theater (Tucker 127A). Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao’s China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder. Told through the artist’s own words and those of family, friends and observers, the film examines why Cai engineers artworks that loom as far as the eye can see. The screening will include a short introduction by the student organizers. (Film run-time 1hr, 16min). Tucker Theater is located at 350 James Blair Drive on the campus of William & Mary. Please call 757.221.2703 for more information.

 

 

Announcing the Inaugural Exhibition for VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE

September 6, 2018
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the virtual exhibition “Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection” in recognition of the 100 Years of Women celebration at William & Mary. This panoramic virtual tour allows the user to view works from the Muscarelle collection alongside curatorial research expressly chosen to honor the contribution women have made in the arts. Women with Vision online launches the Museum’s digital initiatives project called VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE. For optimal viewing, we suggest using Google Chrome, Safari, or Opera web browsers.

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