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October 30, 2019

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: DESIGNING WOMEN OF THE BAUHAUS

A century after its founding, scholars and the art-and-design interested public associate the Bauhaus with modernist architecture, avant-garde design and abstract painting by artists such as Kandinsky, Klee, or Moholy-Nagy. Until recently, mainstream accounts of the school have most often failed to acknowledge the significance of Bauhaus women’s work either on its own or in relation to its impact on the institution. In this talk, Elizabeth Otto, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2019 – 2020, The Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, will focus on the vibrant artistic contributions made by female Bauhäusler throughout the fourteen-year existence of this early 20th century movement. read more

October 25, 2019

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: MUSCARELLE READS

Join us for our second installment of MUSCARELLE READS. This semester, we are reading Gropius: The Man Who Built Bauhaus in conjunction with our MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: 100 Years of Bauhaus series. Fiona MacCarthy presents a fascinating reexamination of the urges that drove European and American modernism through the life of Walter Gropius, the founder of Bauhaus.

May 24, 2019

PRESENTING ART: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VESSEL

David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art

Art Museums loom large on the cultural landscape, and when new ones are built, they are important opportunities to present the current state of architectural and design thinking.  In this lecture, we will explore recently constructed museums in America, including smaller museums on college campuses and larger institutions that serve as flagship centers of civic engagement in urban settings.  We will also check in on the current status of our own quest for a new museum at William & Mary.

Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff. read more