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November 2023

The Art of the Book

November 9 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 3:00 pm
Matoaka Art Studio, 141 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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In this two-day intensive workshop, participants will explore and study the exciting world of the history of books in Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center. Participants will examine rare books in Special Collections, learn about the history of the book, and create a collaborative artwork using one of the oldest forms of book making through relief printmaking. Participants will receive the finished design upon completing the class. All materials will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome; just bring your imagination! Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $25 Non-Members $30 Financial assistance is available through support…

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An Evening with Ami Vitale

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brinkley Commons, Miller Hall (Business School), 101 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, writer, and explorer Ami Vitale, as she takes us on a journey, sharing powerful stories that drive change and inspire us all to push boundaries and have impact in our daily lives. Ami will share a series of powerful images and stories about people living on the front lines of war, climate change, and extinction who refuse to let cataclysm define their future. These are cautionary tales of human impact and an invitation to take action. If the people in these stories do so much with just hope, resilience, and imagination, Ami asks, what might…

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Career Panel: Minds Behind Museums

November 10 @ 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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Tack Faculty Lecture: Reconnecting Native Narratives to the Brafferton Indian School

November 14 @ 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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40th Anniversary Dinner

November 17 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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December 2023

The Art of Weaving Workshop

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, 240 Gooch Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Immerse yourself in the art of weaving by joining us for a workshop with Kate Koconis, owner/creator of L.B.S. Studio, a small textile arts studio in Toano, Virginia. A docent from the Muscarelle will present works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection, highlighting the diverse ways that artists incorporate woven patterns, textures and materials into their work. Following the presentation, Kate will lead the group in a frame loom weaving workshop. Using a handheld frame loom, you will explore the essentials of weaving. You’ll learn about weaving basics, warp and weft, and a plain weave structure, along with a couple…

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Voice of the Artist: Nell Painter

December 5 @ 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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