Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque in the ‘Burg

April 27, 2016
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Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:30 – 4:00 PM

The Muscarelle Museum of Art invites you to the second annual Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque in the ‘Burg on Mother’s Day Weekend. The event will feature five kinds of BBQ and over twenty-five sauces prepared on site by Craig Reeves of The Catering Company, contemporary Bluegrass music by Drymill Road, and a selection of craft beer from The Virginia Beer Company–including a unique beer brewed exclusively for this event! Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbeque is open to the entire Williamsburg community. Don’t miss a great way to take a break from finals and celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend! Purchase tickets here.

Adults – $35
Children 12 and under – $15

Wine & Run Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health

April 3, 2016
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2-7 PM

Join us on May 7th for the 6th Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health. The event will be held on the lawn of the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia, 603 Jamestown Road on the campus of The College of William & Mary. Tickets are selling fast! Purchase your tickets here. Catalog now available online.

Don’t miss the premier social event in Williamsburg. This year’s weekend honors Charles & Ali Banks and Terroir Life. Fine and rare wine and extraordinary travel excursions all at auction exclusively through this event! Featuring a wine reception with fabulous fare from regional chefs, hat contest, Derby race raffle, wine raffle and giant screen telecast of the Kentucky Derby. Proceeds benefit the Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation a 501(c)3 organization. For additional information about this event, click HERE.

Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts

November 5, 2015
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The 2013 blockbuster exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum, Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, has returned to the United States for two encore presentations at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee and the Phoenix Art Museum.  Curated by Dr. John T. Spike, the exhibition consists of twenty-six drawings by the Renaissance master and represents another remarkable collaboration between the Casa Buonarroti, the Muscarelle Museum of Art and the Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi in Rome.

As curated by Dr. Spike, the exhibition highlights a range of works, from rough sketches to presentation drawings produced over a span of 60 years drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Casa Buonarroti, Michelangelo’s ancestral home in Florence, Italy.   The unifying theme is the age-old contrast of the sacred and profane as understood by Michelangelo.  In this second edition, Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane offers two beautiful drawings not seen in the 2013 exhibition, including a profile study of a young man’s face and an anatomical study of the torso of Christ.

Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane will remain on view at the Frist until January 6, 2016.  The exhibition was brought to the Frist to celebrate the Center’s fifteenth anniversary.  After closing at the Frist, the exhibition will continue to the Phoenix Art Museum where it will be on view from January 17, 2016 until March 27, 2016.

The Muscarelle has published a Second Edition of its catalogue, Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, to accompany this exhibition. The Second Edition features additional essays by Dr. John T. Spike as well as other key contributors.

For more information or to visit the exhibition at the Frist, visit their website here.

For more information or to visit the exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum, visit their website here.

Leonardo App Wins SEMC Award

October 10, 2015
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We are proud to announce that the Decoding Da Vinci app which allowed visitors to flip through an interactive Codex on the Flight of Birds during Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty has received an honorable mention award in the Applications category of the inaugural SEMC Technology Competition.

The SEMC Technology Competition began this year to recognize and reward excellence in the use of technology by southeastern museums. The competition encourages innovation, effective design, accessibility, creativity and pride of work, and recognition of institutional identity.

If you missed Decoding Da Vinci, it is not too late to enjoy the app.  Click here to visit it in your browser!

Leo App


New Website Launched!

October 17, 2014
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We’ve built a new site over the past few months and are excited to share it! Visitors can now access and search selected works from our online Collections database and we’ve reorganized and redesigned our site for ease of use and efficiency.