April 6, 2020


January 28, 2020


Rising: The American Indian Movement and the Third Space of Sovereignty was originally scheduled to run from April 17 through August 2, 2020. In light of current conditions the Dr. Danielle Moretti-Langholtz and her nine Anthropology and Native Studies students enrolled in the spring 2020 Native American Sovereignty  senior seminar re-imagined the exhibition in an exciting and engaging virtual medium. A careful look around campus and Williamsburg will show you that students and fellow citizens are engaged in a “common read” by the Native author, Tommy Orange (Cheyenne, Arapaho). The 2019 novel by Orange is called There, There, and introduces […]
January 24, 2020


March 13, 2019
WILLIE COLE | American, born 1955 | Five Beauties Rising, 2012 | Intaglio and relief, ed. 7/9 | © Willie Cole and Highpoint Editions | Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment (Image credit line: Image Courtesy of Highpoint Editions and the Artist | Photo credit: David Kern) | 2017.003,1-5


VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE is proud to present Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection comprised of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by renowned artists. Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African American students in residence at William & Mary, Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection was part of a yearlong program of special events during the 2017-2018 academic year, which spoke to themes of parity and desegregation. The original exhibition, held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art (September 2, 2017 – January 14, 2018), featured works that encompassed a variety of media, […]
September 6, 2018

Announcing the Inaugural Exhibition for VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the virtual exhibition “Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection” in recognition of the 100 Years of Women celebration at William & Mary. This panoramic virtual tour allows the user to view works from the Muscarelle collection alongside curatorial research expressly chosen to honor the contribution women have made in the arts. Women with Vision online launches the Museum’s digital initiatives project called VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE. For optimal viewing, we suggest using Google Chrome, Safari, or Opera web browsers. Press Release Available Here Miriam Schapiro | American, 1923 – 2015 | In […]
November 10, 2016

Hark Upon a History

Hark Upon a History: The 1929 Journey to England, curated by Sydney Stewart, ’16 and Michaela Wright, ’16, is a companion exhibition to Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America’s Indian School.  The exhibition tells the story of William & Mary President Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler and his journey to explore and shed light on the English heritage of the College. In the spring of 1929, President Chandler and school architect, Charles Morrison Robinson, set sail for England to investigate the history of the College and the origins of the Brafferton. For an in-depth look at the […]