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November 2023

Tack Faculty Lecture: Reconnecting Native Narratives to the Brafferton Indian School

November 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sadler Center, Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, 23185
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William & Mary anthropologist and Muscarelle Curator of Native American Art Danielle Moretti-Langholtz will give the university's fall 2023 Tack Faculty Lecture, "Reconnecting Native Narratives to the Brafferton Indian School," on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Sadler Center Commonwealth Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow. In the year marking the 300th anniversary of the completion of the Brafferton Indian School on the William & Mary campus, Moretti-Langholtz will share new findings centering Indigenous voices. Read more from W&M News: Fall 2023 Tack Faculty Lecture to recenter Native American…

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December 2023

Voice of the Artist: Nell Painter

December 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sadler Center, Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, 23185
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Join us for a special Voice of the Artist talk in collaboration with the Lemon Project and University Libraries. Leading American historian Nell Irvin Painter is the author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Creating Black Americans and The History of White People. In her 2018 book, Old in Art School, Painter recounts her journey from scholar to artist including her enrollment in the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. There, she became a student again in her 60s and continues as a working, professional artist in her 80s. Painter will discuss the struggles in making a late-life pivot and…

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February 2024

The Fullness of Fragments: Clive Knights Lecture & Reception

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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In spring 2024, the Muscarelle is partnering with the Department of Art & Art History to bring the exhibition Nascent Themes from a Conversation of Fragments; Recent Collages by Clive Knights, to the W&M campus. The exhibition examines the roles of creativity and cognition through the collage work of English artist and architect Clive Knights. Join us for a lecture by Knights in Tucker Hall Theatre, followed by a reception and viewing of the exhibition in the Daily Grind. By way of introduction to a life in collage, illustrated with work created across several decades, the presentation will articulate Knights's…

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Michelangelo: Divine Architect

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Muscarelle's spring Selected Topics in Architecture lecture series will focus on the flourishing Renaissance period, when architectural innovation resulted in some of the world's most breathtaking and magnificent structures. Join us for our first lecture, given by Adriano Marinazzo, Curator of Special Projects at the Muscarelle. Michelangelo is the author of one of the most famous frescoes in the world (The Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel) and one of the most admired statues (the David). Yet the great artist is also regarded as one of the most influential architects in history. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the foremost architect…

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March 2024

Muscarelle Members Lecture: Medici Villas with Elaine Ruffolo

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual VA United States

The Muscarelle's spring Selected Topics in Architecture lecture series will focus on the flourishing Renaissance period, when architectural innovation resulted in some of the world's most breathtaking and magnificent structures. We invite Muscarelle Members to join us for a special virtual lecture with Art Historian Elaine Ruffolo focused on Medici Villas. From the 14th to the 18th century, the Medici family dominated European life. While promoting both arts and sciences, the Medici helped create a new style of architecture, present a new idea of villa life and promote the novel idea of living in harmony with nature. Learn about a…

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Voice of the Artist: Delita Martin

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sadler Center, Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, 23185
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This spring, the Muscarelle Museum of Art is thrilled to welcome the artist Delita Martin to William & Mary for a week-long residency. First introduced to the William & Mary community through her mixed-media work entitled Carry This In Remembrance of Me, Martin's work addressing slavery and ancestral memory was a focal point in the Muscarelle’s exhibition 1619/2019. Martin's art addresses issues of identity and representation, using a rich vocabulary of recent and historic signs, symbols, and language focusing on the stories of Black women. On campus, Martin will work with the Muscarelle and the Lemon Project to create an…

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April 2024

Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Architecture

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Muscarelle’s spring Selected Topics in Architecture lecture series will focus on the flourishing Renaissance period, when architectural innovation resulted in some of the world’s most breathtaking and magnificent structures. Director David Brashear will present Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Architecture on April 3 in Tucker Hall Theatre. Perhaps more than in any other art form, the Italian Renaissance in architecture was rooted in a revival — a revisiting and reinterpretation of the buildings of classical antiquity. The buildings conceived by Italian artists in the 15th and 16th centuries, who were frequently pressed into architectural duty, were a collective reflection of the great…

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Looking Inward: Portraiture in the Premodern Mediterranean World

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join us for our spring faculty lecture featuring Cristina Stancioiu, Associate Professor of Art History at William & Mary. Within its complex Byzantine and Venetian imperial experience, the Greek island of Crete displays a mixture of medieval and early modern cultural elements. This talk explores portraiture to redefine artistic production and the nature of the artist negotiating medieval orthodoxy and modern humanism when working in marginal, contact zones throughout the eastern Mediterranean region. The talk will take place in Tucker Hall Theatre (Room 127A). Registrants will receive a parking pass by email; street parking is also available on Richmond Road.…

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Muscarelle Virtual Book Club: Brunelleschi’s Dome

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual VA United States

The Muscarelle’s spring Selected Topics in Architecture lecture series will focus on the flourishing Renaissance period, when architectural innovation resulted in some of the world’s most breathtaking and magnificent structures. Join Director David Brashear and author Ross King for a discussion of Brunelleschi's Dome, the New York Times best-selling story of the construction of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Renaissance genius who reinvented architecture to build it. This webinar will be offered via Zoom. Register now to receive the link.

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