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October 13, 2014

Michelangelo: Anatomy as Architecture, Drawings by the Master

One of the most famous artists in the history of the world, Michelangelo Buonarroti is known for his iconic works such as the Sistine Chapel and the sculpture David. Without a doubt, however, the rare and infrequently seen drawings of this Renaissance artist are among the most treasured in the world. Michelangelo: Anatomy as Architecture consists of drawings, archival pages, and engravings on loan from the finest collection of Michelangelo drawings and the ancestral home, the Casa Buonarroti in Florence, Italy. Combined with Old Master drawings from the collection of the Museum, the exhibition depicts and illustrates Michelangelo’s concept and […]
October 13, 2014

Deeply Superficial: Andy Warhol’s Voyeurism

Warhol, fascinated by contradictions, famously said, “I am a deeply superficial person.” The Muscarelle Museum of Art presents Deeply Superficial, on view from November 7, 2009 to January 17, 2010, an exhibition featuring over 100 of Warhol’s photographs, film and silkscreens of glamorous celebrities, socialites, and artists of the 60s and 70s, including Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper, Bob Dylan, and Salvador Dali. This cutting-edge, multi-media exhibition offers a fresh interpretation of the conceptual underpinnings and the ambiguous “voyeurism” of his portraits in film, photography, and silkscreen and offers a rare look through Warhol’s eyes at his world, and his artistic […]
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

SPANISH BAROQUE IN THE NEW WORLD: Sibyls from Zurbarán’s Studio

In the mid-17th century, Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664) and his circle increasingly produced paintings for a colonial market. The series of Twelve Sibyls, on view from August 4, 2009 through November 1, 2009, is a fascinating example of the paintings that were shipped overseas to decorate churches and public spaces in Lima, Quito, and other cities. Typically, such series had a direct print source. These Sibyls are based on a set of prints by the French painter Claude Vignon, engraved by Gilles Rousselet and Abraham Bosse in 1630. The differing levels of quality and the vibrant color scheme—unusual for Zurbarán—indicates […]
October 13, 2014

FACULTY SHOW ELEVEN

Works of the Studio Art faculty of The College of William & Mary will be featured at the Muscarelle Museum of Art from September 5, 2009 to October 25, 2009. This unique exhibition is a long-standing tradition at William & Mary, and a collaboration between the Art and Art History Department and the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The exhibition highlights the diverse talents of the William & Mary faculty. Studio Art faculty were invited to submit works on paper, sculpture, and canvases to fill the upstairs galleries of the Museum. Aaron De Groft, Director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, […]
October 13, 2014

TIFFANY GLASS: A RIOT OF COLOR

Tiffany Glass: “A Riot of Color” is the only exhibition in Hampton Roads 2009 Art of Glass festival that will be devoted to the Art Nouveau glass of Tiffany. The Muscarelle Museum of Art presents Tiffany Glass: “A Riot of Color,” an exhibition of the finest Tiffany glass on view from April 18, 2009 to July 12, 2009. The exhibition celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the “Art of Glass” in a program organized by the Chrysler Museum and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia in conjunction with the Virginia Arts Festival. While most of the participating institutions will display contemporary […]
October 13, 2014

Picturing Paradise: Cuadros by the Peruvian Women of Pamplona – Alta as Visions of Hope

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Museum and the Women’s Studies Program, the American Studies Program, and the Department of Art and Art History (Prof. Susan Webster) at The College of William & Mary. Support was provided by the Margaret Gove Foundation through the Women’s Studies Program.
October 13, 2014

The New Outcasts / Los Nuevos Olvidados Photographs by Octavio Kano-Galván

Photographer Octavio Kano-Galván’s initiation into art began when he was six years old at the Taller infantil de artes plásticas in Mexico City. He completed his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the Escuela de Artes Plásticos (UNAM) in conjunction with a degree in mechanical engineering. Soon after graduation, Octavio worked as a still-shot photographer in the motion picture industry while pursuing at the same time his artistic goals. He has had several one-man shows and group exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, India, and China. Originally from France, Sonia Feigenbaum Karsenti began her career as a cellist. She received […]
October 13, 2014

The Dutch Italianates: Seventeenth-Century Masterpieces from Dulwich Picture Gallery

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to be the first venue to kick off the national tour of The Dutch Italianates: Seventeenth-Century Masterpieces from Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, an exhibition presenting views of the Italian landscape of the seventeenth-century as seen through the eyes of some of the most accomplished Dutch artists of the Golden Age. The Dutch Italianates will be on view at the Muscarelle Museum from November 16, 2008 through March 22, 2009. The exhibition will feature a group of forty paintings from the collection formed for a king and will highlight the famed masters of the […]