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March 2021

MEMBERS LECTURE | Padua: Saints, Sinners and Giotto

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Padua can rightly claim its place among Italy’s most interesting and historic cities. Nicknamed La Dotta (the Learned), Padua is the intellectual center of the Veneto, once home to the great Roman historian Livy. Since 1221 it has been home to one of Europe’s most celebrated universities, which counts Petrarch, Dante and Galileo among its alumni. Artists including Giotto, Donatello and Mantegna, all left their artistic marks on this lively town. Padua attracts thousands of pilgrims every year as it is the resting place of Saint Anthony of Padua, and his exotic, seven domed mosque of a basilica is the city’s most striking landmark.…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Meditation Session

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Warren W. Buck, Adjunct Professor of Physics, William & Mary
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for the healing art of meditation with Warren W. Buck. Meditation is an evidence-based method for creating a sense of well-being. This guided meditation session will introduce the basic principles, techniques and benefits of focused breathing and mindfulness, followed by 30 minutes of meditative practice. Buck will close the meditation with a Q&A session to delve further into the experience.

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ROOM WITH A VIEW: Perspective Drawing of Rooms

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Students will learn how to create perspective drawings of the inside of your home.  The instructor will guide the students step by step in creating believable three-dimensional spaces! Material List Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Healing Wall Screening

March 29 - April 1

The Healing Wall (2015) documentary was created by Director Christopher Kosinski and a small group of students while attending Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana). Together, they researched and interviewed veterans including Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and other key players to tell the story of how 21-year-old college student Maya Lin’s unconventional design of landscape architecture led to the healing of a nation from the Vietnam War.  

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April 2021

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Healing Wall Discussion

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Panel
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a virtual discussion and Q&A moderated by David Brashear with The Healing Wall documentary film director Christopher Kosinski and Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, who was instrumental in the creation of the monument. The 2015 documentary tells the story of how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came into being and the powerful role it has in healing a nation.

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PORTRAIT OF LOVE: Art Date Night

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Tired of watching the same old movies on TV?  Want to spice up your evening with something fun and unique?  Share a glass of wine or sparkling cider and join Artist Steve Prince as he guides couples in making a drawing of their spouse, partner, or child.  With basic materials the instructor will guide students on an artistic journey to making a beautiful portrait in charcoal and creating memories that will last a lifetime! Materials List Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | Making and Meaning of the “International Style”

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Jill Marie Lord, Lecturer, Architectural History, University of Virginia
Virtual, VA United States

In 1932 the Museum of Modern Art had its first architectural exhibition, organized by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson, Modern Architecture: International Exhibition.  After closing in New York, the exhibition toured across America for three years, spreading Hitchcock and Johnson’s conception of modernism throughout the United States.  The ideas presented in the show were both highly influential and controversial, as it excluded many examples of contemporary American architectural practice.  In this lecture Dr. Lord will explore the formal components of the International Style as described by Hitchcock and Johnson, critical responses to the exhibition, and the legacy of the International…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Art Therapy Workshop

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Sarah Balascio, Art Therapist, William & Mary Wellness Center
Virtual, VA United States

Sarah Balascio, a registered board certified art therapist and adjunct lecturer at William & Mary’s McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, will lead three virtual workshops to help participants explore feelings and work on relaxation. The focus will be on expressing ourselves through the arts in a supportive and mindful environment. All are welcome to attend and no experience is necessary – just a willingness to experiment!

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MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: Appalachian Music Ensemble

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a televised performance by The William & Mary Appalachian Music Ensemble against the backdrop of the works from the Museum’s permanent collection.  The ensemble players utilize a multitude of stringed instruments, including banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin as they explore the rich heritage of traditional Southern Appalachian tunes and songs.

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