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May 2022

Muscarelle Reads

May 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Museum Director, and Charles Palermo, Professor of Art History at William & Mary

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Picasso Looks at Degas
(Published by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 2010)

Please join us for a virtual book club co-hosted by David Brashear, Museum Director, and Charles Palermo, Professor of Art History at William & Mary. Our featured book presents Pablo Picasso’s direct responses to Edgar Degas’ works, as well as more conceptual and challenging affinities between their individual bodies of work. Illustrated essays explore the artists’ parallel interests in modern urban life, ballet dancers, activities such as bathing and combing the hair, photography, and the challenges of sculpture. The book also provides the first extended analysis of Picasso’s engagement with Degas’ art in his final years, when he acquired several of the French artist’s brothel monotypes and reworked some of them in his own prints.


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September 2022

On Now through September 5: Chalk Art Competition!

September 5, 2022
VA 23185 United States

Join us for the second annual Chalk Art Competition!

Register now and upload your piece before September 5, 2022.

The competition is open to all ages, individuals, and groups with prizes for the winners. We are thrilled to announce that the judge will be the former NBA star and prolific art collector Darrell Walker.

Grab your chalk for a chance to win!

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New Faculty Open House

September 22, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Muscarelle Museum of Art next week for our New Faculty Open House. You'll have an opportunity to view our student-curated exhibition, The Human Frame: Prints by Leonard Baskin, before it closes on September 25. Enjoy some light refreshments, learn about our upcoming renovation and expansion, and preview this fall's programming.

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November 2022

Music in the Galleries | Parry, Price, and Tchaikovsky — Music for Strings

November 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Gallery Players, W&M’s conductor-less chamber orchestra of 15 string players, will feature music of English composer Sir Hubert Parry and African American composer Florence Price, then conclude with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. Space is limited; please register to reserve your space.

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Music in the Galleries | An Eastern Mediterranean Musical Mosaic

November 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 17: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 2022

Out of the Crate

December 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate the end of the semester and enjoy live performances from eight different student musical groups at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. This special event, organized in partnership with AMP,  is free and open to the public and will shine a spotlight on student music acts from across the W&M community. They'll be performing songs that are inspired by artwork from the Museum's Faculty Show 15, now on view and highlighting the diverse talents of W&M studio art faculty. Come support your friends, enjoy free snacks and hot chocolate, listen to some new music, and explore wonderful pieces of artwork…

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Muscarelle Reads | The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty

December 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual VA United States + Google Map

December 8: 6:00 pm

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April 2023

Hands On: A Ceramics Experience with Michelle Erickson ’82

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Andrews Hall, William & Mary, 605 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Students are invited to meet ceramic artist Michelle Erickson ’82 and learn about her new work in progress entitled “UNITY,” commissioned in collaboration with the Muscarelle Museum of Art and William & Mary. After an introduction to the project, students will participate in the project by getting their hands in the clay and leaving handprints or handwriting — a cathartic lasting expression of their time at William & Mary as unique individuals and a united community. Students who RSVP by April 17 will take home an Extraordinary Cupcake from the event! ABOUT THE PROJECT “UNITY” was commissioned to commemorate the…

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May 2023

Muscarelle Reads: Ninth Street Women

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual VA United States

As part of our spring Muscarelle Explorations series, Modern Masters at the Margins, join us for a virtual discussion of Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel, which chronicles the experiences of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting — not as muses but as artists. Museum Director David Brashear will be joined by Gary Ryan, Director and CEO of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, for a Zoom-based discussion of the book. No need to read the book in order to attend — bring your questions and enjoy the discussion! ABOUT THE BOOK: Five…

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