Open 12 – 5 PM, Tuesday - Sunday

Due to weather, the Members Opening Reception for Faculty Show 15 has been postponed to Friday, October 7, 6-8 PM.



603 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA


Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 12 - 5 PM

Exhibitions On Now


September 30, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery

Recent works of William & Mary’s studio art faculty, including visiting instructors and emeriti professors, will be featured in the exhibition Faculty Show 15 on view from September 30 through December 11, 2022.  This exhibition will highlight the diverse talents of the William & Mary studio instructors in a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.

MUSEUM EXPANSION: The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts

February 12, 2022 -
Spigel Gallery

Learn more about the upcoming Martha Wren Briggs Center for The Visual Arts, the new home for the Muscarelle Museum of Art, through our new exhibition detailing the project in the Spigel Gallery. The presentation includes images, drawings, floor plans, and a model—all designed to give visitors a detailed glimpse of our future!

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The Tiny Art Museum

You are one of the most sought-after global artists, and your name is as well-known as spaghetti. As we imagine the new Muscarelle Museum of Art, participants will create a miniature gallery and fill it with their own masterpieces. You will be encouraged to sculpt, draw, and paint your gallery space as the class creates the first show for the new museum! Youth Workshop (Ages 7-14) All Materials will be provided. $10 – $15 Reserve
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Special Members Lecture | The Artist in the Renaissance: The Dance with Patrons

For centuries, artists have made their way through the art market and navigated fame with the help of important patrons. Sometimes patrons have been in the form of institutions, and other times patrons have been individuals or families strongly interested in the work of a particular artist or artistic movement. Noted art historian Elaine Ruffolo will join us from Florence, Italy for this special, virtual lecture that maps the dependency that existed between artists and patrons during the Italian Renaissance. The investigation will include the training and production practices that helped to ensure the flow of art from workshop to […]