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Exhibitions On Now


November 3, 2023 - November 28, 2023
Andrews Gallery, Andrews Hall

The Art History Fall 2023 Curatorial Project presents "Face to Face: Across Spaces and Places" on view November 3 – 28, 2023 in Andrews Gallery. This exhibition examines representations of people, either as portraits or imagined images created by artists of their subjects. It includes self-portraits, identified portraits and unidentified studies of individuals, as well as images that are constructed and staged. It asks viewers to consider certain questions about the faces they see, such as: Who gets to construct images of themselves? Whose faces are you seeing and why? Whose faces are missing and why?

Within the exhibition are several sections that guide you to consider specific questions on the representation of women, Indigenous cultures, alongside other faces, and places.

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Muscarelle News

December 5, 2023

Voice of the Artist: Nell Painter

Join us for a special Voice of the Artist talk in collaboration with the Lemon Project and University Libraries. Leading American historian Nell Irvin Painter is the author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Creating Black Americans and The History of White People. In her 2018 book, Old in Art School, Painter recounts her journey from scholar to artist including her enrollment in the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. There, she became a student again in her 60s and continues as a working, professional artist in her 80s. Painter will discuss the struggles in making a late-life pivot and […]
December 4, 2023

The Art of Weaving Workshop

Immerse yourself in the art of weaving by joining us for a workshop with Kate Koconis, owner/creator of L.B.S. Studio, a small textile arts studio in Toano, Virginia. A docent from the Muscarelle will present works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection, highlighting the diverse ways that artists incorporate woven patterns, textures and materials into their work. Following the presentation, Kate will lead the group in a frame loom weaving workshop. Using a handheld frame loom, you will explore the essentials of weaving. You’ll learn about weaving basics, warp and weft, and a plain weave structure, along with a couple […]
December 1, 2023

Out of the Crate

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Muscarelle and enjoy live performances from a variety of student artists at Lodge One in Sadler Center. They’ll be performing songs that are inspired by the 40th Anniversary Collection: 40 works to depict the 40 fabulous years of our Museum. Come support your friends, enjoy free snacks and hot chocolate, listen to some new music, and have a chance to win Muscarelle swag, including an exclusive Out of the Crate t-shirt! This special event is free and open to the public and shines a spotlight on student music acts from across the W&M community. […]