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October 2023

Art in the Afternoon: Social Justice: Artists Take Aim

October 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Art in the Afternoon is a four-part lecture series presented by Muscarelle Docents. Join us Wednesdays in October for these illuminated art history presentations. Francisco de Goya is at once regarded as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. In 1814, Goya broke with the conventions of Christian art and traditional depictions of war. In two magnificent paintings, he documented the raw depredations of power over political dissent. Through Goya, we open the door to contemporary artists in the permanent collection of the Muscarelle Museum of Art. This survey by Docent Harry Chancey will cover the…

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Art in the Afternoon: Beyond the Tombstones

October 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Art in the Afternoon is a four-part lecture series presented by Muscarelle Docents. Join us Wednesdays in October for these illuminated art history presentations. Our bodies are hardwired to the human form and the space it inhabits. And yet, we look, but don’t see. This presentation, by Docents Sandra Stephan and Harry Chancey, is designed to comfortably move us from looking to seeing. Tombstones are the plaques mounted on the wall next to works of art. They tell us the Who? What? When? Where? and How? of art. This presentation explores the “Why?” We’ll explore the mysteries of art and search…

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Meet the Muscarelle: Family Weekend

October 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sadler Center, The Slice, 200 Stadium Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art welcomes families to William & Mary! As your university art museum, the Muscarelle serves as a catalyst for art exploration on campus and throughout the region. We are in the midst of a renovation and expansion project that will triple the size of the Museum and greatly expand opportunities for students and the community. Although our galleries are currently closed due to construction, we are continuing to offer workshops, lectures, pop-up exhibits and special events throughout campus and town. Learn more about us by visiting our welcome table in Sadler Center on Friday, 10/27. Stop…

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November 2023

Teen Workshop: Screen Printing the Warhol Way

November 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, 240 Gooch Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Pop artist Andy Warhol created many of his iconic works through silk screen printing, a method in which layers of ink are transferred through a fine mesh screen. We invite teens to channel their inner Warhol and join Steve Prince for this workshop that will explore the art of silk screen. This workshop is designed for youth ages 12-18. All materials will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome; just bring your imagination! Date: Monday, Nov. 6, 9 AM to Noon (Monday, Nov. 6 is a teacher workday for WJCC Schools.) Location: William & Mary McLeod Tyler Wellness Center…

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The Art of the Book

November 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - November 10, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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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