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April 2024

Botanical Cyanotypes Workshop

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Andrews Hall, William & Mary, 605 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This workshop is sold out; we have added a second session on April 20. This Earth Day, we are Inspired by the work of the first female photographer Anna Atkins, who created photograms to document plants' botanical importance and aesthetic qualities. Students will create their own botanical photographs using the same process. Together, we will explore the local ecosystem, collect samples, and photograph them utilizing the sun. This workshop is designed for people aged 13+. All materials will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome; just bring your imagination! Date: Saturday, April 13, 1 - 3 PM Location: Andrews…

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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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Botanical Cyanotypes Workshop

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Andrews Hall, William & Mary, 605 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This Earth Day, we are Inspired by the work of the first female photographer Anna Atkins, who created photograms to document plants' botanical importance and aesthetic qualities. Students will create their own botanical photographs using the same process. Together, we will explore the local ecosystem, collect samples, and photograph them utilizing the sun. This workshop is designed for people aged 13+. All materials will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome; just bring your imagination! Date: Saturday, April 20, 1 - 3 PM Location: Andrews Hall, William & Mary Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff and Faculty $20; Non-Members…

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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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Gallery Players Concert

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Music Arts Center, 551 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Gallery Players is William & Mary's conductor-less, advanced level, chamber orchestra comprised of 15 string players under the direction of Director Susan Via. Join the Players for their spring concert in Comey Recital Hall at the new Music Arts Center, next door to Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. Free and open to all; no registration required.

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Etch Your Sketch Youth Workshop

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
William & Mary Campus Center, 104 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Etch Your Sketch William & Mary Campus Center April 26 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM April 26 is a WJCC Schools teacher workday.  This workshop for K-6 students is divided into two parts. Participants will make custom scratchboards and then try their hand at drawing, utilizing the principles of stippling, hatching and cross-hatching. This workshop is designed for students between the ages of 6 to 12. Please note the space is limited to 15 participants. All Materials will be provided. Workshop Fee: Muscarelle Members; William & Mary Faculty and Staff $20; Non-members $30 INSTRUCTORS: Sarah Wicker Community Engagement Specialist…

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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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May 2024

Film Screening: Exposing Muybridge

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Ambition, betrayal, murder, deception... and the birth of moving pictures! Exposing Muybridge (2021) is the first feature documentary to bring the fantastical story of the trailblazing 19th-century photographer Edward Muybridge to life. It tells the gripping, true story of the mysterious Muybridge, whose breakthrough motion photographs set the course for the creation of cinema. Join us in Tucker Hall Theatre (Room 127A) for a screening of the film. Free and open to all. Registrants will receive a parking pass by email; street parking is also available along Richmond Rd.

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