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March 2020

CANCELLED: MEMBERS’ HOURS

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As a member of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, you receive free and exclusive access to the galleries for special Members' Hours on Thursdays from 5 - 7 PM. Come and see our current exhibitions In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.! Not a member? Join today and enjoy the benefits of membership!

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POSTPONED: LARGE FORMAT CAMERA DEMONSTRATION

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Eliot Dudik, Lecturer in Photography, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary
Andrews Hall, William & Mary, 605 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join Eliot Dudik, Lecturer in Photography, Department of Art & Art History at William & Mary, for an introduction to the large format camera, and its abilities in producing a portrait. After capturing an image, film will be processed, and the group will gather in the darkroom to see a finished print emerge from the operation. Members, W&M Students, Faculty and Staff: $125 | Non-Members: $150 | Please note that space is limited to 15 participants, and advance registration is required.

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CANCELLED: DOCENT TOURS

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a free tour with our docents of our current exhibitions -- In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.

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CANCELLED: DOCENT TOURS

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a free tour with our docents of our current exhibitions -- In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.

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April 2020

POSTPONED: SECOND GENERATION PHOTOGRAPHER- An Overdue Conversation With My Father

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Ron Tarver, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Swarthmore College

Ron Tarver is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer with a broad background covering photojournalism and art photography. In this session, Tarver explains how he has reimagined the African American experience in the United States under Jim Crow through the lens of his father Richard, a photographer who captured the community of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma during the 1940s and 1950s. Tarver will share his own experience as a photographer and how he has approached his current project that borrows from his father’s productive legacy.

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CANCELLED: MEMBERS’ HOURS

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As a member of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, you receive free and exclusive access to the galleries for special Members' Hours on Thursdays from 5 - 7 PM. Come and see our current exhibitions In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.! Not a member? Join today and enjoy the benefits of membership!

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POSTPONED: OBJECTS IN ACTION- Dynamism and Multisensory Experience in Contemporary West African Masquerade

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Homann, Assistant Professor of Art History at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Based on over a decade of research in Southwestern Burkina Faso, West Africa, this talk will offer an overview of contemporary masquerade arts and practices, addressing the question, “What is masquerade?” While we might be accustomed to viewing and understanding African masks as wood headpieces displayed on walls in museums and private collections, Dr. Lisa Homann demonstrates that masks are more than objects of contemplation. Rather, mask headpieces are just one element of masquerade, which is a dynamic and multisensory experience. Her presentation will include photographs, videos, and eyewitness accounts of recent mask performances. Dr. Lisa Homann is Assistant Professor…

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May 2020

MUSCARELLE READS

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a virtual installment of our Book Club! Over the course of this series we will be reading books that are related to works of art and artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. In honor of several recent acquisitions of works by Edward Curtis, we have selected Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan. Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But…

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September 2020

WINE & RUN FOR THE ROSES WINE AUCTION

September 5 @ 2:30 pm
Contact: cindy@mmawineauction.com
Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Laugh! Libate! Lift your paddle for a great cause! The Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled… so, since they are moving, we are too! Join us for a landmark year of Wine & Run for the Roses wine auction on the new Derby Day, Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 2:30 – 7 PM at the Williamsburg Lodge! The 10th year anniversary will feature a wine reception with fabulous fare, a derby race raffle, and a giant screen telecast of the Kentucky Derby! Our highly anticipated live and silent auctions offer rare vintages as well as unique lifestyle and travel opportunities. Your support of…

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