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Muscarelle Museum of Art

February 2021

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Memorial to the Enslaved Discussion

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Panel
Virtual, VA United States

Learn more about William & Mary’s upcoming Memorial to the Enslaved through a discussion by the project’s key stakeholders. The final design, Hearth, by William Sendor, W&M ’11 was unveiled in 2020 and construction is slated to begin in 2021. Panelists include Jody Allen, Director of The Lemon Project; Chon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer; Susan Kern, Executive Director of Historic Campus; Ed Pease, architect and adjunct professor; Burt Pinnock, Principal, Chairman, Baskervill; and William Sendor, W&M ’11, designer. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: Free Non-Members: $10

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Art Therapy Workshop

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Sarah Balascio, Art Therapist, William & Mary Wellness Center
Virtual, VA United States

Sarah Balascio, a registered board certified art therapist and adjunct lecturer at William & Mary’s McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, will lead three virtual workshops to help participants explore feelings and work on relaxation. The focus will be on expressing ourselves through the arts in a supportive and mindful environment. All are welcome to attend and no experience is necessary – just a willingness to experiment!

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PRINTMAKING IN THE KITCHEN

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Participants will learn how to create relief Linoleum Cuts utilizing traditional carving tools in the comfort of your home!  The instructor will offer history of relief printing, and detailed demonstrations.  We will cover idea development, compositional skills, safe carving techniques, techniques of printing without a press, how to create an edition of prints, and studio practice!  This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels interested in improving their ability in drawing and printmaking.  Instructor will provide a materials list for students to follow along at home. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25  

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Piero della Francesca is acknowledged today as one of the foundational artists of the Renaissance and more than any other Italian fifteenth-century painter, Francesca was responsible for the development of Renaissance painting in Florence, and its crucial dissemination throughout Italy. Join Renaissance art historian, Elaine Ruffolo who will attempt to virtually capture Piero’s extraordinary career along his journey through Tuscany, Umbria and Urbino.

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THE BODY SERIES: Drawing Hands, Feet, Ears, and Noses

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Students will be exposed to tips, and processes for drawing difficult parts of the human body.  The instructor will guide the students step by step to creating successful drawings of the anatomy.  Students will be provided with a materials list to follow along at home. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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March 2021

SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | Pienza: Born of a Dream of Beauty

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Jane Zaloga, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

The small Tuscan town of Pienza is often considered the first ideally planned city of the Renaissance. It had been a small agricultural town, known as Corsignano, until its most famous son, Pope Pius II, decided it needed a reboot to properly reflect its status as birthplace of a pope. In this talk, Zaloga will look at the town’s idyllic location, crowning a gentle hill in the rolling Val d’Orcia, a landscape that was much beloved of the pope, and the exquisitely designed buildings, exploring what makes them beautiful and how their relationships with each other and with the people of…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Art Therapy Workshop

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Sarah Balascio, Art Therapist, William & Mary Wellness Center
Virtual, VA United States

Sarah Balascio, a registered board certified art therapist and adjunct lecturer at William & Mary’s McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, will lead three virtual workshops to help participants explore feelings and work on relaxation. The focus will be on expressing ourselves through the arts in a supportive and mindful environment. All are welcome to attend and no experience is necessary – just a willingness to experiment!

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Healing Spaces on the Camino de Santiago in Medieval and Contemporary Settings

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Kathleen Jenkins, Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, Co-Director, Institute for Pilgrimage Studies, William & Mary Jessica Streit, Assistant Professor of Islamic & Medieval Art, College of Charleston
Virtual, VA United States

Jessica Streit will begin the evening presentation with medieval Le Puy-en-Velay, a city that serves as the starting point for one of the four major routes to Santiago de Compostela. Her talk will feature two of the city's 12th-century pilgrimage monuments, showing how they engender feelings of arrival and a desire to keep moving for their audience of pilgrims. Kathleen Jenkins will then bring us to the 21st century. Drawing from her recent ethnography, Walking the Way Together: How Families Connect on the Camino de Santiago, Kathleen will present stories of families investing in pilgrimage as a practice for strengthening…

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MEMBERS LECTURE | Padua: Saints, Sinners and Giotto

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Padua can rightly claim its place among Italy’s most interesting and historic cities. Nicknamed La Dotta (the Learned), Padua is the intellectual center of the Veneto, once home to the great Roman historian Livy. Since 1221 it has been home to one of Europe’s most celebrated universities, which counts Petrarch, Dante and Galileo among its alumni. Artists including Giotto, Donatello and Mantegna, all left their artistic marks on this lively town. Padua attracts thousands of pilgrims every year as it is the resting place of Saint Anthony of Padua, and his exotic, seven domed mosque of a basilica is the city’s most striking landmark.…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Meditation Session

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Warren W. Buck, Adjunct Professor of Physics, William & Mary
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for the healing art of meditation with Warren W. Buck. Meditation is an evidence-based method for creating a sense of well-being. This guided meditation session will introduce the basic principles, techniques and benefits of focused breathing and mindfulness, followed by 30 minutes of meditative practice. Buck will close the meditation with a Q&A session to delve further into the experience.

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ROOM WITH A VIEW: Perspective Drawing of Rooms

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Students will learn how to create perspective drawings of the inside of your home.  The instructor will guide the students step by step in creating believable three-dimensional spaces! Students will be provided with a materials list to follow along at home. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Healing Wall Screening

March 29 - April 1

The Healing Wall (2015) documentary was created by Director Christopher Kosinski and a small group of students while attending Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana). Together, they researched and interviewed veterans including Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and other key players to tell the story of how 21-year-old college student Maya Lin’s unconventional design of landscape architecture led to the healing of a nation from the Vietnam War.  

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April 2021

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Healing Wall Discussion

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Panel
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a virtual discussion and Q&A moderated by David Brashear with The Healing Wall documentary film director Christopher Kosinski and Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, who was instrumental in the creation of the monument. The 2015 documentary tells the story of how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came into being and the powerful role it has in healing a nation.

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PORTRAIT OF LOVE: Art Date Night

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Tired of watching the same old movies on TV?  Want to spice up your evening with something fun and unique?  Share a glass of wine or sparkling cider and join Artist Steve Prince as he guides couples in making an intimate drawing of their spouse, partner, or child.  With basic materials the instructor will guide students on an artistic journey to making a beautiful portrait in charcoal and creating memories that will last a lifetime!  Students will be provided with a materials list to follow along at home. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | Making and Meaning of the “International Style”

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Jill Marie Lord, Lecturer, Architectural History, University of Virginia
Virtual, VA United States

In 1932 the Museum of Modern Art had its first architectural exhibition, organized by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson, Modern Architecture: International Exhibition.  After closing in New York, the exhibition toured across America for three years, spreading Hitchcock and Johnson’s conception of modernism throughout the United States.  The ideas presented in the show were both highly influential and controversial, as it excluded many examples of contemporary American architectural practice.  In this lecture Dr. Lord will explore the formal components of the International Style as described by Hitchcock and Johnson, critical responses to the exhibition, and the legacy of the International…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Art Therapy Workshop

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Sarah Balascio, Art Therapist, William & Mary Wellness Center
Virtual, VA United States

Sarah Balascio, a registered board certified art therapist and adjunct lecturer at William & Mary’s McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, will lead three virtual workshops to help participants explore feelings and work on relaxation. The focus will be on expressing ourselves through the arts in a supportive and mindful environment. All are welcome to attend and no experience is necessary – just a willingness to experiment!

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MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: Appalachian Music Ensemble

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a televised performance by The William & Mary Appalachian Music Ensemble against the backdrop of the works from the Museum’s permanent collection.  The ensemble players utilize a multitude of stringed instruments, including banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin as they explore the rich heritage of traditional Southern Appalachian tunes and songs.

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Reflecting Absence at the 9/11 Memorial

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Michael Arad, Architect
Virtual, VA United States

In 2004, Michael Arad won the design competition for the World Trade Center memorial. Arad, a young Israeli-American architect, studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and lived in New York when the Towers fell. His design, entitled Reflecting Absence, was selected out of over 5,000 entries and is a powerful example of commemorative and healing architecture. In this talk, Arad will give insights into his process and the healing nature of memorials. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: Free Non-Members: $10

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MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: The Gallery Players

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

The Gallery Players is a conductor-less chamber orchestra comprised of eleven William & Mary string players. Enjoy a virtual concert in collaboration with the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The music of Vivaldi, Dvorak, and Adolphus Hailstork will be featured on this program.

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WAYPOINT DINNER

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waypoint Seafood & Grill, 1480 Quarterpath Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join the Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation for our rescheduled special multi-course menu by Chef Hans Schadler paired with wines on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Waypoint Seafood & Grill! Tickets: $225 Visit mmawineauction.com for more information and to purchase tickets!     Special thanks to Joe Montgomery and The Optimal Service Group of Wells Fargo Advisors for sponsoring this special evening.

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May 2021

10TH ANNIVERSARY WINE & RUN FOR THE ROSES WINE AUCTION

May 1 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Laugh! Libate! Lift your paddle for a great cause! The Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled… so, since they are moving, we are too! Based on Governor Northam’s most recent announcement of Phase 3 guidelines for the State of Virginia, large gatherings are capped at 250 attendees for the foreseeable future.  With this rule in place, combined with social distancing and mask guidelines, we are postponing our 10th Anniversary Wine & Run for the Roses auction to Saturday, May 1, 2021, at The Williamsburg Lodge. All sponsorships, tables and tickets will be transferred over to next year.  The safety and well being of our guests is of utmost…

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SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | The Architecture of Transportation in Washington D.C.

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual VA United States
Free

Looking toward a growing National Capital, regional and Federal leaders came together in the second half of the 20th century to make major improvements in the local, national and international transportation systems serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Engaging accomplished designers and visionaries like Eero Saarinen for the creation of Dulles Airport, Harry Weese for the design of the Metro System, and César Pelli for a complete makeover of Reagan National Airport, the region was catapulted ahead of other American cities with an efficient and interconnected transportation system that used a wide and compelling modern vocabulary. This presentation will focus…

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