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

December 8, 2022

Muscarelle Reads | The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty

Please join us for a virtual book club on The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty by Michael Findlay. David Brashear, Muscarelle Director, and Gary Ryan, Director & CEO of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art will dicuss our featured book. Recently updated, the book offers a lively and authoritative look at the financial and emotional value of art throughout history. The author draws on a half-century in the business and a passion for great art to question and redefine what we mean by value,” addressing developments in this conversation since the book was first published in 2012: the rise […]
November 19, 2022

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 […]
October 25, 2022

Developing the Market for African-American Art

Black Art In America is not only a multifaceted arts company and gallery, but also a cultural hub for all things that exemplify Black art. In this lecture, Najee Dorsey, Co-founder and CEO of Black Art in America, will speak about the journey of Black Art In America to grow the market for art by African-American artists through a community first media and marketing strategy, and discuss the overall market, the importance of galleries, the process of finding and cultivating talent, and the value of collecting original art.
December 2, 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

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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.
November 30, 2021

Roberto Jamora’s Asian Centennial Print Unveiling

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.
November 17, 2021

Artist Talk: Diego Romero

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.
November 16, 2021

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 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.
September 28, 2021

Asian Centennial Artist Talk with Roberto Jamora

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Speaker: Roberto Jamora Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu Free with registration Muscarelle Museum of Art

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Roberto Jamora is a Filipino-American Richmond-based artist and educator. He holds an MFA from Purchase College, State University of New York, and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. The Asian Centennial committee chose Jamora to be the inaugural Asian Centennial Distinguished Fine Arts Fellow at William & Mary. During this talk, Jamora will present his vision for artistically expressing the Asian Pacific Middle Eastern experience and history at William & Mary. His recent work includes The Sound of Fate Knocking at the Door 2, which the Muscarelle Museum of Art acquired in honor of the Asian Centennial. The painting is part of a series called An Inventory of Traces. Jamora says that the purpose of the series is to “commit important events in my life to memory via painting. I mine color from memory, photos, interviews, and artifacts from my family.” This Muscarelle Explorations: The Voice of the Artist lecture 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.
December 10, 2020

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: Microscopes & Death Threats

Join us for a special lecture with Thiago Piwowarczyk, Founder and Owner of New York Art Forensics, a firm dedicated to full-service art consulting for the purposes of authentication, attribution and conservation. This lecture will focus on how art authentication investigations can be scientifically challenging, but sometimes, the challenge lies elsewhere. From historical research to exposing scams, join us as we examine some past cases tackled by New York Art Forensics. Members, W&M Students, Faculty and Staff: Free Non-Members: $10