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October 2020

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING MADE EASY

October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will learn the secrets to creating images with dynamic depth and dimension utilizing linear perspective with Director of Engagement Steve Prince. Students will explore one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective and learn how to draw simple to complex structures. The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to teens and adults. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 25 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE “SELFIE”: Portraiture through the Ages

October 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Join Art Historian Elaine Ruffolo for a virtual presentation through the history of portraiture. What profile picture do you have on your social media account? How do you want to be portrayed, regarded, and remembered? Portraiture is a very old art form going back to ancient Egypt, where it flourished from about 5,000 years ago. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted, or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone. Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. They can be literal representations of a person or they can represent a person symbolically. But…

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NEW FORMS: The Chicago Tribune Tower Architectural Competition of 1922

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary
Virtual, VA United States

When they launched the design competition for their new headquarters in 1922, the publishers of the Chicago Tribune were seeking to build “the world’s most beautiful office building.”  Prizes totaling $100,000 were offered to entrants, and 263 designers from 23 countries submitted entries.  The competition was a watershed moment in the evolution of skyscraper architecture, and the diversity of the entries underscored the broad palette available to architects as they struggled with appropriate forms for tall buildings.  In this lecture, David Brashear will examine the importance of the competition and some of the noteworthy submissions.

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THE WORLD IS A CARTOON PART I: Character Building

October 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will create popular cartoon and anime characters, and the fundamentals of making your own original creations. Students will learn basic figure drawing skills and how to create expressive characters that emerge from the page! The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to ages 10 and up. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 20 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Colette Loll, Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights
Virtual, VA United States

Join Colette Loll, the Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights, as she details the stories behind the headlines and describes the scoundrels that perpetrated the frauds that were featured in her groundbreaking exhibition Treasures on Trial. She will describe fake-busting techniques used to determine authenticity, and while focused on art and antiques, will also discuss objects from other collector categories such as fine wine, sports memorabilia, and most recently, her project with ancient texts. Members, W&M Students, Faculty and Staff: Free Non-Members: $10

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: Art and Craft Film Streaming

October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 am - November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a virtual screening of Art and Craft! The film starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity--but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose. Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th century icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And, while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it…

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THE WORLD IS A CARTOON PART II: Story Telling

October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will learn how to create comic strips with original characters. Students will employ basic story telling techniques to create a world for their characters to live in. The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to ages 10 and up. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 20 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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November 2020

CURATOR TALK: Looking out, at, in and back again

November 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a special discussion with Elizabeth Mead who curated the exhibition Looking out, at, in and back again. Mead will discuss the works from the Muscarelle collection included in the exhibition and how it serves as an interdisciplinary laboratory for the class Neuroaesthetics: The Artist and the Mind taught by her and Jennifer Stevens of the Department of Psychological Sciences as part of the W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Fellows program.

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LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS, OH MY!: Drawing Animals

November 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will learn how to create cute, cuddly, and ferocious animals step by step. The principles taught in this class will enable you to make beautiful portraits of your personal animal or animals from around the world! The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to ages 10 and up. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 20 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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