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Muscarelle Museum of Art

November 2021

Red Power, Indigenous Voices and New Directions in Native American Art

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, Curator of Native American Art
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery, Muscarelle Museum, 603 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, Curator of Native American Art
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery

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Join us for a trip to the late 1960s and the 1970s, a time when the best-selling book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee took the nation by storm, Andy Warhol and Pop Art redefined the art market, Bob Dylan's music topped the charts, and the American Indian Movement was born. This period and movement shaped many of the artists featured in our current exhibition Shared Ideologies. Exhibition curator Danielle Moretti-Langholtz will provide context and explain how they impacted Native American art in this engaging lecture.

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Artist Talk: Cara Romero

November 16 @ 6:00 pm
Speaker: Cara Romero
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Sadler Center, Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, 23185
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November 16 @ 6:00 pm
Speaker: Cara Romero
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Sadler Center, Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr. Williamsburg

The Muscarelle is thrilled to welcome Chemehuevi artist Cara Romero to campus. Romero will dive into her artistic process and recent projects. Romero is a technically brilliant photographer and marries that skill with her ability to convey an indigenous perspective on issues of Native representation and identity. Romero says "I am deeply committed to making work that addresses Native American social issues and changes the way people perceive us in contemporary society. My style offers viewers sometimes serious and sometimes playful social commentary on pressing social issues." Romero's works are widely sought by museums and the Muscarelle is lucky to have three of her photographs, TV Indians, Oil Boom, and Water Memory. All three are on view in Shared Ideologies.

Muscarelle Explorations: The Voice of the Artist is made possible by our partner, The Williamsburg Landing.

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Artist Talk: Diego Romero

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Diego Romero
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
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Andrews Hall, Room 101, 605 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Diego Romero
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Andrews Hall, Room 101

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Diego Romero is a Cochiti Pueblo potter and printmaker based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Romero’s artistic mission is to transcend his Native American heritage by combining traditional materials, techniques, and forms of ancient Mimbres, Anasazi, and Greek pottery with comic book inspired imagery, to talk about contemporary issues. His lively and thought-provoking work has reached across the United States and Europe and resides in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Muscarelle plans to acquire a work by Romero to commemorate his visit.

Muscarelle Explorations: The Voice of the Artist is made possible by our partner, The Williamsburg Landing.

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Pastel Portraits

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty and Students: $10 , Non-Members: $25
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery, Muscarelle Museum, 603 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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November 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty and Students: $10 , Non-Members: $25
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery
$10 – $25

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In this exciting class, students will draw from a live model to create beautiful color pastel portraits. Steve Prince will cover portrait drawing techniques dealing with structure, proportion, basic color applications, and layering.

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Roberto Jamora’s Asian Centennial Print Unveiling

November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Virtual, VA United States

November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Virtual

Take a journey with Roberto Jamora while he creates a commemorative print for the Asian Centennial. This work will encapsulate his artistic vision regarding the Asian Pacific Middle Eastern experience at William & Mary. The resulting print will become part of the Muscarelle Museum of Art's collection and copies will be available for purchase.

This Muscarelle Explorations: The Voice of the Artist event is co-sponsored by the Asian Centennial Committee and the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

This series is made possible by our partner, The Williamsburg Landing.

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December 2021

Muscarelle Reads: We Flew over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold

December 2 @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Virtual, VA United States

December 2 @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Virtual

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Our next installment of Muscarelle Reads will be Faith Ringgold's We Flew over the Bridge, which chronicles the fascinating story of her life. Ringgold is one of the country's preeminent African American artists and an award-winning children's book author. Ringgold's artworks--startling "story quilts," politically charged paintings, and more--hang in the Studio Museum in Harlem. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, as well as the Muscarelle Museum of Art. Ringgold's path to success has not been easy. In this gorgeously illustrated memoir, she looks back and shares the story of her struggles, growth, and triumphs. Ringgold recollects how she had to surmount a wall of prejudices as she worked to refine her artistic vision and raise a family. At the same time, the story she tells is one of warm family memories and sustaining friendships, community involvement, and hope for the future.

Muscarelle Explorations: The Voice of the Artist is made possible by our partner, The Williamsburg Landing.

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Music in the Galleries: Appalachian Music Ensemble

December 6 @ 7:00 pm
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery, Muscarelle Museum, 603 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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December 6 @ 7:00 pm
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery

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Join us for a performance by The William & Mary Appalachian Music Ensemble sponsored by the Friends of the Muscarelle Museum of Art against the backdrop of the Shared Ideologies exhibition. The ensemble players utilize a multitude of stringed instruments, including banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, to explore the rich heritage of traditional Southern Appalachian tunes and songs.

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Muscarelle Museum of Art Building Expansion Presentation

December 7 @ 6:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art & Bill Butler, Design Principal-in-Charge, Pelli Clarke Pelli
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery, Muscarelle Museum, 603 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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December 7 @ 6:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art & Bill Butler, Design Principal-in-Charge, Pelli Clarke Pelli
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery

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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is embarking on a $35 million renovation and expansion. Join Muscarelle Director David Brashear & Design Principal William Butler for an overview of the project and a preview of the architectural plans for the Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts.

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Members’ Lecture- Ravenna: The Twilight of the Roman Empire

December 11 @ 2:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free to Muscarelle Members with registration
Virtual, VA United States + Google Map

December 11 @ 2:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free to Muscarelle Members with registration
Virtual

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For a brief, dazzling moment, Ravenna was an unlikely refuge for a world falling apart. The city’s history, enshrined in superb Byzantine mosaics, reflects the twilight of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages. As the capital of the Western Roman Empire in its last days, then of the occidental provinces of the Byzantine Empire, it offered a refuge of luxury and splendor, a return to antique civilization rising above the relentless seas of barbarism.

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