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October 13, 2014

Seeing Colors: Secrets of the Impressionists

October 13, 2014

In Memory Still: A Kiowa Legacy

In Memory Still: A Kiowa Legacy in Art traces the enduring artistic tradition of American Indian artists, known as the Kiowa Five, from their roots in Plains culture to their lasting influence upon contemporary Native artwork. The exhibition features the renowned 1929 portfolio titled “Kiowa Indian Art,” that received critical acclaim in Europe and the United States. Under the mentorship of University of Oklahoma professor Oscar Jacobson, the Kiowa Five were among the first Native artists to be artistically trained in a university setting. Countering pressures to assimilate into mainstream society, these artists chose to depict aspects of traditional Kiowa […]
October 13, 2014

Losing Todd: A Mother’s Journey (SADLER CENTER EXHIBITION)

The Muscarelle Museum of Art solemnly hosts an exhibition of seventeen paintings capturing the journey of a mother coping with the loss of her child. On September 9, 2010, Jeanne Weaver’s son, 1Lt. Todd W. Weaver, W&M `08 was killed in action in Afghanistan. After the initial shock and sadness, when for four months she could not paint, Jeanne decided in January 2011, to pick up her brushes in honor and memory of Todd. Losing Todd: A Mother’s Journey will be on view in the Muscarelle Museum Annex at the William & Mary Sadler Center September 1 – October 23, […]
October 13, 2014

The Berlin Wall: Photographs for the Twentieth-Anniversary

February 4, 2011 – April 3, 2011
October 13, 2014

Marlene Jack: A Journey in Clay

April 15, 2011 – June 19, 2011
October 13, 2014

PURSUING PERFECTION HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MUSEUM COLLECTION & SELECTED LOANS

The Muscarelle Museum of Art first opened its doors in 1983, but The College of William & Mary began acquiring art centuries earlier, in 1732, when the Third Earl of Burlington donated to The College a portrait of English physicist Sir Robert Boyle. As the fine arts were beginning to take root in the New World, The College procured works by celebrated colonial and early American portraitists, such as Rembrandt Peale, Charles Bridges and John Wollaston. During the early decades of the 20th century, other genres of painting as well as sculptures and works on paper were introduced into the […]
October 13, 2014

Merging Souls Arts of Devotion in Latin America

Merging Souls: Arts of Devotion in Latin America illuminates the rich visual and material cultures of the southern regions of the Americas from the pre-Hispanic and colonial periods to the present day. Drawing together works from diverse peoples, regions, and modern nations, the exhibition testifies to the centrality of art in Latin American communities and the varied means by which the sacred is perceived and expressed. Merging Souls explores two forms of artistic synthesis: the merging of beliefs and practices and the merging of distinct cultural traditions. The first highlights the interplay of theology and practice – sacred ideals inspire […]
October 13, 2014

Triumph of the Human Spirit, Photographs of W. Eugene Smith and Aileen M. Smith

The profound art of American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith and his wife Aileen M. Smith is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. Unbearable Beauty: The Triumph of the Human Spirit consists of photographs from Smith’s “Minamata Series,” which brought to world attention the horrors of mercury poisoning. The exhibition opens April 24, 2010 and closes on June 20, 2010. William & Mary professor Elizabeth Mead curated the exhibition as part of a College-wide, global-inquiry group on the effects of mercury poisoning culminating in an international symposium at The College. The exhibition will include many […]
October 13, 2014

3rd Annual Developing World Gallery (Sadler Center)

The 3rd Annual Developing World Gallery exhibition co-curated by IRC CARES and the Muscarelle Museum of Art is currently on display in the Museum’s Annex at the Sadler Center. Featured in the exhibition are photographs taken by students while traveling or studying in developing countries. Out of over 800 photo submissions, sixty pictures were chosen for the exhibition. A silent auction was held during opening on April 1. All money raised went to support Practical Small Projects. The exhibition runs thru May 7.