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September 2023

Community Art Day

September 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Enjoy a fun-filled day of art exploration for all ages at our Community Art Day! We'll have art activities, live music performances, food trucks and more at the Williamsburg Community Building. Participate in our chalk art competition to flex your art-making skills and win prizes! Selected by our panel of three artist judges, our top prize winner will take home $500. Second place will receive $250 with $150 for third and $75 going to three honorable mentions. Learn more and register here. (Registration also available on-site at the event!) Head across the street to get a docent-guided tour of our…

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October 2023

Meet the Muscarelle: Family Weekend

October 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sadler Center, The Slice, 200 Stadium Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art welcomes families to William & Mary! As your university art museum, the Muscarelle serves as a catalyst for art exploration on campus and throughout the region. We are in the midst of a renovation and expansion project that will triple the size of the Museum and greatly expand opportunities for students and the community. Although our galleries are currently closed due to construction, we are continuing to offer workshops, lectures, pop-up exhibits and special events throughout campus and town. Learn more about us by visiting our welcome table in Sadler Center on Friday, 10/27. Stop…

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November 2023

Career Panel: Minds Behind Museums

November 10, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sadler Center, Chesapeake Room, 200 Stadium Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join the Muscarelle Museum of Art and the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement for a continuation of our Careers in Museums programming. Minds Behind Museums: Professional Roles will feature a panel of professionals with varying roles and experience in museums to discuss their work and the specifics of each role. They'll also discuss career pathways in museums (hint - it is more than a curator). Attendees will also have a chance to network with our panelists: Alan Braddock, Department Chair, Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art History, Environmental Humanities, and American Studies, W&M Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, Thomasina E. Jordan…

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40th Anniversary Dinner

November 17, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
William & Mary Alumni House, 500 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This event has reached capacity; please join our waiting list for any tickets that become available.  Join William & Mary President Katherine Rowe, Provost Peggy Agouris and Museum Director David Brashear as we celebrate 40 fantastic years of art and community at the Muscarelle. We’ll honor early leaders whose vision and tenacity helped to establish a home for art at the university, including Professor Miles Chappell, who cataloged the College Art Collection; Glenn Lowry, our first director and current director of the Museum of Modern Art; and Carlton Abbott, the architect of our iconic building. Enjoy fabulous fare, with a cocktail…

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Gallery Players present Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

November 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Music Arts Center, 551 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Gallery Players, William & Mary’s chamber orchestra of 15 string players, will present a concert including an arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, originally written in 1874 for the tour of an exhibition of works by architect and painter Viktor Hartmann. The music will be accompanied by a slideshow of images from Muscarelle exhibitions from the past 40 years — join us on this walk down memory lane set to a stunning soundtrack! This concert will take place in the Comey Recital Hall in the new Music Arts Center, next door to Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. Please…

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Out of the Crate

November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lodge One, Sadler Center, 200 Stadium Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Muscarelle and enjoy live performances from a variety of student artists at Lodge One in Sadler Center. They’ll be performing songs that are inspired by the 40th Anniversary Collection: 40 works to depict the 40 fabulous years of our Museum. Come support your friends, enjoy free snacks and hot chocolate, listen to some new music, and have a chance to win Muscarelle swag, including an exclusive Out of the Crate t-shirt! This special event is free and open to the public and shines a spotlight on student music acts from across the W&M community.…

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February 2024

Leap into the Muscarelle: Educator Open House

February 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
W&M Entrepreneurship Hub, 249 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is inviting local educators to ‘leap’ into 2024 with us! Our museum expansion is underway with a targeted completion date of the end of 2024, yet we’re actively presenting workshops and programs for our community. To celebrate this special leap year, we’re inviting local educators to  to connect with us and learn more about the expanded museum and our offerings. Participants will take part in an art tasting, enjoying a flight of short workshops to get a taste of a variety of art activities. Refreshments will be provided. Please note the updated venue for this…

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April 2024

World Art Day

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Daily Grind, 240A Gooch Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23186 United States
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The Muscarelle Museum is excited to celebrate World Art Day through collaborative art projects, educational information, and giveaways. Join us on Monday, April 15th from 11am-1pm in the Daily Grind!

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Opening Reception: America in Black & White

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Join us as we celebrate the opening of our next pop-up exhibition at the Stryker Center, America in Black & White: Depression-Era Photographs from the Farm Security Administration. The exhibition includes selected photographs from the New Deal-era project that created a pictorial record of American life between 1935-1944 and launched the careers of notable American photographers such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Gordon Parks. Browse the exhibition while enjoying refreshments and live music from the Appalachian Music Ensemble! The Stryker Center is located at 412 N. Boundary Street, adjacent to the Williamsburg Regional Library.

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