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April 2016

First Tuesday Lecture Series: New Under the Sun, The Advent of Photography

April 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Brenton Hamilton, Photographer
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Join Brenton Hamilton for an illustrated lecture describing the heady atmosphere in France and England in 1839 for the announcement of something “New Under the Sun.” The advent of photography is a culture story, a technological advancement and full of astounding achievement. This evening we will outline this incredible story and look at the fascinating images of Talbot and Daguerre for analysis and the joy of discovery.

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Yoga in the Galleries

April 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Amy Thomson
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Muscarelle Museum of Art invites you to our third installation of 'Yoga in the Galleries!' Relax and unwind during a 90 minute yoga session amidst the Japanese woodblock prints of our "Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido" exhibition. This will be a slow flow/restorative style practice, complete with a guided meditation. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. We recommend dressing in layers as the galleries can be chilly. The practice will be lead by local yoga instructor Amy Thomson. Amy received her 200 hour yoga certification here in Williamsburg from Buddha Balance Yoga School. She also completed…

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Selected Topics in Architecture – The American Museums of I.M. Pei: Radical Geometry

April 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Starting with a commission in Syracuse in 1961, I.M. Pei embarked upon a sub-career of museum design. With his strong sense of geometric forms, and his attachment to the plasticity of concrete,Pei’s Everson Museum was a sculptural tour de force.  His next commission came for an addition to the Des Moines Art Center, and both of the facilities opened in quick succession in 1968 to great acclaim.  His performance on these projects earned him a commission from Cornell University for their new art museum.   Ultimately, this sequence of three museums served as the resume that earned him the commission for…

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Third Thursday Lecture Series – Collecting and Connoisseurship: A History of Japanese Woodblock Prints

April 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Libertson, W&M ’09, Trustee of the Muscarelle Museum, and president of the Ronin Gallery
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Japanese woodblock print has held the West under its spell for over a century and a half. Since Commodore Perry returned to the United States bearing the riches of Japanese culture Western tastes and sensibilities have never been the same. One by one the great painters of the day - Degas, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Whistler and Lautrec all succumbed to the seductive beauty of Japanese prints. By the early 20th century, European connoisseurs of art amassed legendary collections and, later, American art lovers began assembling the portfolios that made the United States the world's leading center for the…

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Art in Bloom

April 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members. This year the Muscarelle Museum of Art is hosting top floral designers and Williamsburg Garden Club members to create the “Art in Bloom” fine art and flower show. Tickets are required for this event and are available for purchase the…

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May 2016

Wine & Run for the Roses Wine Auction

May 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Join us for the 7th 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. 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…

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Selected Topics in Architecture: James Monroe and His Built Environment at Highland

May 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Sara Bon-Harper, Executive Director of James Monroe's Highland in Albemarle County, Virginia
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Narratives of James Monroe as a modest planter have been furthered by the appearance of his unassuming home, Highland, in Albemarle County, Virginia currently owned by William & Mary. Recent architectural and archaeological research reveals new truths about the house, planned and built with the aid of Monroe’s friend and mentor, Thomas Jefferson. This understanding of the property sheds new light on James Monroe and his social and political aspirations. In this lecture, Sara Bon-Harper will explore the property through new research, and discuss emerging narratives about the fifth U.S. President.  

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September 2016

First Tuesday Lecture Series: The Science Behind Sea Level Rise, Recurrent Flooding, and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

September 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Carl Hershner, Director, Center for Coastal Resources Management at VIMS
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Carl Hershner, Director, Center for Coastal Resources Management at VIMS will be speaking about the science behind sea level rise, recurrent flooding, and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: Indian Tributaries in Colonial Virginia

September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dylan Ruediger, Provost Dissertation Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Georgia State University
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Dylan Ruediger, Provost Dissertation Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Georgia State University will offer an illustrated lecture on the Indian tributaries and their relationship to colonial Virginia, with highlights pulled from the Building the Brafferton exhibition. Presented by EVB.

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The Tyler Legacy at William & Mary

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Karla Kraynak Bruno, BA, MA Ed., MSLIS
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Join Tyler biographer Karla Kraynak Bruno, BA, MA Ed, MSLIS, for an illustrated lecture concerning the impact of the Tyler family on the history of our beloved William & Mary. The focus will be on Lyon G. Tyler, son of the tenth US president, whose many achievements include the William & Mary's transition to a state institution in 1906 and welcoming the first class of women in 1918.A reception with descendants of this remarkable family will follow the lecture. For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757.221.2731.    

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October 2016

First Tuesday Lecture Series: Commonwealth’s Efforts to Address Sea Level Rise and Chesapeake Bay TMDL

October 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Elizabeth Andrews, Professor of the Practice and Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, and Peggy Sanner, Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Elizabeth Andrews, Professor of the Practice and Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, and Peggy Sanner, Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be speaking about the Commonwealth's current efforts to address sea level rise and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.  This First Tuesday lecture is part of a series in cooperation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the College of William & Mary Law School and the Muscarelle Museum of Art presenting the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists. Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: Representations of American Indians in British Art

October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Stephanie Pratt, Ph.D., Independent Scholar

Stephanie Pratt, PhD, Independent Scholar, specializing in representations of American Indians in British art will speak about the Parsons, Reynolds, and Verelst paintings, among others, included in the Building the Brafferton exhibition. Presented by EVB.

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November 2016

First Tuesday Lecture Series: Future Environmental Challenges Facing the Commonwealth

November 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: The Honorable Molly Ward, Secretary of Natural Resources
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Honorable Molly Ward, Secretary of Natural Resources will be speaking about the future environmental challenges facing the Commonwealth, including sea level rise, the Clean Power Plan and the Chesapeake Bay TDML.  This First Tuesday lecture is part of a series in cooperation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the William & Mary Law School and the Muscarelle Museum of Art presenting the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists. Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health.  

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Brafferton Indian School Symposium

November 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Interested in learning more about William & Mary’s Brafferton Indian School?  The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to host a day-long symposium, titled Reflections on Virginia’s Colonial Indian School: The Brafferton at the College of William & Mary, held in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America’s Indian School. The symposium will consist of scholarly presentations by William & Mary faculty and Colonial Williamsburg staff. Additionally, student posters will highlight ongoing research on the Brafferton Indian School. The symposium is free and open to faculty and students at the William…

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: Botticelli Preview Lecture

November 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. John T. Spike, Assistant Director and Chief Curator

Assistant Director and Chief Curator Dr. John T. Spike will preview the upcoming exhibition Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities. Through his lecture, Dr. Spike will illustrate and discuss the importance of the many highlights of the show, which will include the most paintings by Botticelli ever exhibited in America.  The theme of this historic show will be the transformation of Florentine Renaissance painting during the patronage of the Medici dynasty which led unexpectedly yet directly to the tumultuous Bonfire of the Vanities. Presented by EVB.

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February 2017

Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series: Classical Precedents and Creative Invenzione in Italian Renaissance Architecture

February 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Architectural Historian

The concept of rustication was formally introduced into the palette of Renaissance architecture by Sebastiano Serlio in 1537 through the publication of the first book of his architectural treatise.  Serlio’s inclusion of rustication was a reflection of both antique precedent and the work of a range of important Renaissance architects.  This lecture will explore the interrelated efforts of Serlio and the architectural production of Giulio Romano in Mantua and Jacopo Sansovino in Venice that collectively marked an inflection point in the use of rustication in architecture and served as guideposts to a broadened architectural framework that would be used by…

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Opening Night Reception for the W&M Global Film Festival

February 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Muscarelle on to celebrate the opening of the 2017 W&M Global Film Festival! The reception will be held in the gallery and guests are encouraged to explore our exhibit, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine while enjoying hors d'oeurvres and an open bar. After the reception there will be a shuttle service to the Kimball Theatre for those who are attending the opening night film. Tickets are $75-$125.  

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March 2017

Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series: The International Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright – Residential Architecture in Sydney in the 1950s and 1960s

March 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Architectural Historian
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Following World War II, architects in Australia redoubled their efforts to find an architecture that was expressive of what it meant to be Australian. Many architectural students traveled abroad to study and to see important modern architecture in person. Some architects looked to the International Style, but others embraced an aesthetic that was more regional and organic in its roots, and clearly derivative of Frank Lloyd Wright. This lecture will trace the work of several architects operating in the suburbs of Sydney and the impact of Wright on their residential work. Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.

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April 2017

Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series: The Domestic Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright – Taliesin and the Evolution of the Work of E. Fay Jones

April 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Ed Pease, Professor of Architecture, William & Mary
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Architect E. Fay Jones, FAIA (1921- 2004) was the rare apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright who went on to have a distinguished practice of his own, winning the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1990, and his Thorncrown Chapel was named 4th on the AIA's list of most influential buildings of the 20th century. This lecture will examine the influence of Wright on Jones' work, the evolution of his own architectural vocabulary that eventually took him beyond the strictures of Wright's influence, and how the success and acclaim of Thorncrown Chapel presented him with unexpected challenges in the final…

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How the Conservation of Two Florentine Sixteenth Century Panels Confirmed their Attribution

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Marco Grassi, painting conservator, collector, and dealer in New York
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Lecture by Marco Grassi, painting conservator, collector, and dealer in New York. Grassi graduated from Princeton and quickly amassed an impressive client list, which allowed him access to some of the great art treasures of the world. This makes him singularly qualified to identify and analyze the attribution of two Florentine sixteenth century panels. One of the panels, Apollo and Marsyas, by Agnolo Bronzino is featured in our current exhibition, The Art and Science of Connoisseurship. Grassi will present his research in an illustrated lecture. The Third Thursday Lecture Series is presented by EVB.

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: A Personal Tour to ‘The Art & Science of Connoisseurship’

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. John T. Spike, Assistant Director and Head Curator
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Now on view in the downstairs Sheridan Gallery, The Art & Science of Connoisseurship casts an expert eye at six recent acquisitions for the Muscarelle Museum of Art's permanent collection. These paintings by an outstanding group of artists — Agnolo Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Peter Lely, Peter Paul Rubens and Paul Cèzanne — represent several centuries of achievement, ranging in date from 1529 to 1866. In his illustrated lecture, Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will be our guide through this fascinating show devoted to the pinnacles and pitfalls in the identification of these previously misattributed works of art. Dr.…

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May 2017

Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day

May 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the seventh Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day Saturday! Laugh! Libate! Lift your paddle for a great cause! For more information and tickets, click HERE. Press Release Available Here   Sponsored by

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Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue in the ‘Burg

May 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Join the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a fun filled afternoon of great music, fine cuisine, and even better company at our third annual Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue festival! For more information and tickets, click HERE Sponsored by

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July 2017

The Ancient Art of Scholars’ Rocks

July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Kemin Hu, one of the foremost experts on Scholars’ rocks
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

During this lecture Kemin Hu, one of the foremost experts on Scholars’ rocks, will discuss the philosophy, types, and connoisseurship of these special stones, as well as their reception in the Western world. Kemin Hu gained appreciation of Scholars’ stones through her father, a noted connoisseur of Chinese antiquities. She has become a recognized authority on Scholars’ rocks through her long career as a dealer, collector and author, educating the world on these unique objects. Kemin Hu's personal collection of Scholars' stones is one of the finest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. It is the result…

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September 2017

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Fred Eversley and His Contemporaries – Light & Space & Energy in Post-War Art

September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. John T. Spike, Assistant Director and Head Curator
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Dr. John T. Spike will give an illustrated lecture focused on Fred Eversley's fascinating career and his contemporaries in the Light and Space and Minimalism movements in the 1960s, especially Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Richard Diebenkorn. This lecture is given in conjunction with our current exhibition, Fred Eversley, 50 Years an Artist: Light & Space & Energy. A reception will follow the lecture. For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757.221.2731. The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home. The Third Thursday Lecture Series is presented by

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October 2017

Third Thursday Lecture Series: African American Art at the Muscarelle – Building on the Legacy

October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. John T. Spike, Assistant Director and Head Curator
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Dr. John T. Spike will examine works from the permanent collection in conjunction with our current exhibition, Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition, in honor of the Fiftieth Commemoration of the first African American residential students at William & Mary, features more than thirty paintings, drawings, works on paper and sculptures by some of this country’s most renowned artists. A reception will follow the lecture. For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757.221.2731. The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home. The Third…

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November 2017

Music in the Gallery

November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Christine Niehaus and Liam Farrell, pianists
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

In honor of the Fiftieth Commemoration of the first residential African American students at W&M, pianists Christine Niehaus and Liam Farrell will present ragtime and jazz compositions, respectively, in the backdrop of the exhibition Building on the Legacy. Christine Niehaus has performed concerts in Russia, Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, and Slovenia. In the US, she has performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution, the White House and the Kennedy Center among many others. She was honored as “one of the 28 Leading Washington Women Performers” by The Washingtonian Magazine. Liam Farrell is…

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Third Thursday Lecture Series: Commemoration and Remembering – Building on the Legacy

November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Michael Blakey, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor at William & Mary in the Department of Anthropology and American Studies, and is founder and Director of the Institute for Historical Biology
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

During Dr. Michael L. Blakey's lecture, he will share research and insight from his groundbreaking work with the Remembering Slavery, Resistance and Freedom Project, and the New York African Burial Ground Project. Dr. Michael Blakey is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor at William & Mary in the Department of Anthropology and American Studies, and is founder and Director of the Institute for Historical Biology. His work examines the interface between human biology and culture, including the social history of theories that connect biology, "nature," social inequality, and behavior; the articulation between human biology, racial ideology, and public policy; the…

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February 2018

Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Quest for an American Architecture

February 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Frank Lloyd Wright departed Wisconsin and headed to Chicago at age 18, eager to immerse himself in the architectural fabric of the emerging and rapidly changing city.  In this session, part of our Selected Topics in Architecture series, David Brashear will trace Wright's early career, from his start with Lyman Silsbee and his subsequent employment at Adler and Sullivan, where he worked closely with and was influenced deeply by his “Lieber Meister” Louis Sullivan.  Both Wright and Sullivan believed that America should have an architecture of its own, and were strongly opposed to the importation of classical architectural themes from…

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In The Light of Caravaggio

February 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

February 15, 2018 | Dr. Dennis P. Weller | Curator of Northern European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM We're kicking off the Spring 2018 Third Thursday Lecture Series with an in depth lecture on our In the Light of Caravaggio exhibition given by Dr. Dennis P. Weller, who organized and curated the pioneering exhibition, Sinners & Saints, Darkness & Light: Caravaggio and His Dutch and Flemish Followers in 1998. For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731. The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining…

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WILLIAM & MARY GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL RECEPTION

February 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The 11th Annual William & Mary Global Film Festival will take place February 15-18, 2018 with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions. The festival will feature a diverse program of films and live events showcasing the work of international filmmakers, William & Mary faculty, and emerging student talent from around the globe. The Muscarelle is a proud sponsor of this event and we will be hosting a Saturday evening reception from 5-7 PM. Tickets are available here. For more information about the Global Film Festival's schedule and schedule and programs click here.

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March 2018

Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

March 14, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

March 13 | Edwin Pease | Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship | 6 PM   As part of our Selected Topics in Architecture series, Edwin Pease will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright's strong belief in architectural training through apprenticeship.  After time in Chicago, Wright returned to Wisconsin and set up a type of architectural “commune,” where students came to study not only architecture but other arts, including music.  The “students,” or fellows, also participated in an immersive lifestyle that included building out the premises of Taliesin and helping to provide for the necessities of day-to-day living.  After a sequence…

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Women With Vision

March 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

March 15, 2018 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM Dr. John T. Spike will examine works from the Muscarelle Museum of Art's permanent collection currently on view in the exhibition, Women With Vision. This exhibition is in conjunction with William & Mary’s 100 Years of Women celebration and features over thirty works by prominent women artists comprised of a variety of media, styles, and time periods expressing their vision. For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731. The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at…

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April 2018

Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

April 10 | David Brashear |  The Mid-Career Resurgence of Frank Lloyd Wright | 6 PM   In this session, part of our Selected Topics in Architecture, David Brashear will discuss Wright's hardships during the depths of the Depression; a time when the renowned architect was nearly written off as being irrelevant.  But his re-emergence as a powerful architectural force was announced to the world with his remarkable creation at Bear Run for Edgar Kaufmann – Fallingwater.  Hailed around the world as an incredible breakthrough, Fallingwater relaunched Wright’s career at the age of 69.  He would go on to do…

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The Future of the Muscarelle Museum of Art

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

April 19, 2018 | Dr. Aaron De Groft | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM Museum Director Aaron De Groft will discuss the future of the Muscarelle Museum of Art as part of the Martha Wren Briggs Visual Arts complex at William & Mary to enrich the experiences of the students and visitors and bring innovative programming to the community. In May 2017, the internationally renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli was announced as the designers.  By increasing the overall footprint of the Museum, visitors will have the opportunity to see more of the permanent collection as well as internationally…

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May 2018

Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day

May 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 2 PM – 7 PMThe Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the eighth Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day Saturday! Laugh! Libate! Lift your paddle for a great cause!

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Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbeque in the ‘Burg

May 7, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 1 PM – 5 PM The Muscarelle Museum of Art invites you to the annual Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque in the 'Burg.  The event will feature traditional southern BBQ from five states, live music, and beer as far as the eye can see. Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque is open to the entire Williamsburg community, so don't miss out! This event is a celebration of the 80th birthday of the Chamber and Tourism Alliance. For more information and tickets, click here.

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Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

May 9, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

May 8 | Edwin Pease | Broadacre City and Frank Lloyd Wright’s American Utopia | 6 PM   One of the fundamental questions considered by many of the greatest twentieth-century architects was how a modern, technology-infused society should arrange itself for living.  As part of our Selected Topics in Architecture series, Edwin Pease will discuss how many architects developed their own ideas for urbanism; with some even defining their own brand of utopia.  Wright had a deep disdain for cities, and a very strong belief in the rural fabric of America, not unlike that of Thomas Jefferson.  He longed for…

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September 2018

Announcing the Inaugural Exhibition for VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE

September 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the virtual exhibition "Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection" in recognition of the 100 Years of Women celebration at William & Mary. This panoramic virtual tour allows the user to view works from the Muscarelle collection alongside curatorial research expressly chosen to honor the contribution women have made in the arts. Women with Vision online launches the Museum’s digital initiatives project called VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE. For optimal viewing, we suggest using Google Chrome, Safari, or Opera web browsers. Press Release Available Here  

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November 2018

ART FILM FRIDAY

November 2, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Muscarelle presents our second installment of Art Film Friday, a free community event, on November 2nd, 5:30 pm, at Tucker Theater (Tucker 127A). Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao's China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder. Told through the artist's own words and those of family, friends and observers, the film examines why Cai engineers artworks that loom as far as the eye can see. The screening will include a short introduction by the student organizers. (Film run-time 1hr, 16min). Tucker Theater is…

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December 2018

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, December 7 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum any time between 12 and 2:00 pm to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art dealing with provocative subject matter through the artist himself.  

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ART FILM FRIDAY

December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Muscarelle presents our third installment of Art Film Friday, a free community event, on December 14, 5:30 pm, at Washington Hall Room 201. Please join us for the celebrated documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. Appreciated by Andy Warhol, the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that made him famous. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this cinematic biography, but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work…

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January 2019

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, January 18 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum with your lunch any time between 12 and 2:00 pm to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art dealing with provocative subject matter through the artist himself. Each Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch promises something new including an art installation, demonstration and a give-away!  

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February 2019

ART FILM FRIDAY

February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Join us for our first Art Film Friday of the Spring semester on February 1, 5:30 PM, at Tucker Theater (Tucker 127A)! We are proud to present the film !Women Art Revolution in cooperation with the W&M Global Film Festival as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of coeducation at William & Mary and in Virginia.   For more than forty years, filmmaker and visual artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected interviews with her contemporaries and shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. !Women Art Revolution deftly…

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THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING: AN ART WORLD ODYSSEY

February 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is so pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the W&M Global Film Festival's screening of The Price of Everything: An Art World Odyssey in cooperation with the 1693 Scholars and the William & Mary Department of Art and Art History! This film gives unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, and dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times - where everything can be bought and sold.   Join us at the Kimball Theatre (428 W Duke of Gloucester Street) for the…

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MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

February 8, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, February 8 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a very special Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum with your lunch any time between 12 and 2:00 PM to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art through the artist himself. This installment of the series will feature a hands-on watercolor monotype workshop, a potter's demonstration and a live musical performance!  

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VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE: BUILDING ON THE LEGACY

February 11, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE is proud to present Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection comprised of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by renowned artists.Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African American students in residence at William & Mary, Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection was part of a yearlong program of special events during the 2017-2018 academic year, which spoke to themes of parity and desegregation. The original exhibition, held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art (September 2, 2017 - January 14, 2018), featured works that encompassed a variety of media, styles,…

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March 2019

MUSCARELLE READS

March 12, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

March 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan GalleryJoin us for our inaugural Book Club! Over the course of this series we will be reading books that are related to works of art and artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. In honor of 100 Years of Women at William & Mary, this semester we have selected Lee Krasner: A Biography by Gail Levin. Lee Krasner trained with Hans Hofmann at his New York studio, where she was exposed to the modernist innovations of pre-war Paris, including Picasso's Cubism and Matisse’s use of color and outline. Though…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

March 13, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Problems with the Prescription: The Reality of Regional Modern Architecture in America in the 1920s and 1930s | March 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM, Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater | David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of ArtWith the International Style exhibition of 1932, the Museum of Modern Art plunged into the discourse regarding modern architecture.  In this lecture, we will reflect on the efforts of MoMA to “educate” American designers about international architectural trends, while simultaneously missing the rich flavors of modernism that were thriving regionally in the United States.   Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.  Non-Members: $5  Reserve…

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Special Hours through June 6

March 16, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

June 4 - 6, Tuesday - Thursday | 10 AM - 5 PM

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WATERCOLOR MONOPRINT WORKSHOP

March 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

March 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery | Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Muscarelle Museum of ArtJoin the Muscarelle’s Distinguished Artist in Residence Steve Prince in this intense hands-on workshop, where participants will be exposed to the limitless process of creating watercolor monoprints! Participants will create expressive watercolor templates on Yupo paper, cut and arrange the dried color materials on a acrylic substrate, and utilize water saturated archival paper to reconstitute the watercolors to create unique, multi-colored prints that are abstract or representational. All materials will be provided, all…

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MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

March 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

March 22, 2019 at 11:30 AM - 1: 30 PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery | Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Muscarelle Museum of ArtPlease join Steve Prince at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Come by the Museum with your lunch any time between 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art from the artist himself. Each Brown Bag Lunch features something new, so be sure to stop by.  This week features music from William & Mary's…

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ART FILM FRIDAY: MY ARCHITECT

March 30, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

March 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker TheaterPlease join us for the award-winning film My Architect: A Son’s Journey!  This remarkable documentary examines Louis Kahn's bold, modern buildings in loving detail.  Kahn was one of the most important architects of the twentieth century. His dramatic death in 1974 - alone and unidentified in the men's room of New York's Penn train station - revealed a triple life: in addition to this wife and daughter, Kahn left behind two illegitimate children, by different women with whom he had long-term relationships. As the architect's only son, director Nathaniel Kahn…

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April 2019

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

April 9, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Culture Interrupted: The Pursuit of Looted Art & Antiquities | April 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM | William & Mary Law School, Room 120 | L. Eden Burgess, Partner, Cultural Heritage Partners | Olga Symeonoglou, Associate, Cultural Heritage PartnersThe Third Reich left a long legacy of looted art to be restituted, as did other wars and conflicts. In her talk, L. Eden Burgess will discuss how claimants have used the courts to try to right those wrongs. This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients;…

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ART FILM FRIDAY: WOMAN IN GOLD

April 13, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

April 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker TheaterJoin us for a special Art Film Friday in conjunction with our Muscarelle Explorations: Art Repatriation lecture series! Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s voyage to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also known as The Woman in Gold).   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

April 16, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Screening of The Liberators | April 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg Regional Library TheatreJoin us for a special screening of The Liberators after the lecture by Thomas R. Kline and Jennifer Morris. A true detective story, The Liberators follows a dogged German art detective through the New York art world and military archives to the unlikeliest of destinations: a small town on the Texas prairie. The film raises intriguing questions as to the motivations of the art thief and the whereabouts of the items that, to this day, remain waiting to be discovered.   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the…

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RE-SCHEDULED: SCREENING OF “THE RAPE OF EUROPA”

April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

April 24, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker TheaterRe-scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM, please join us for a screening of The Rape of Europa in conjunction with our Muscarelle Explorations: Art Repatriation series! The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and World War II. In a journey through seven countries, the film takes viewers into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. Now, more than sixty years later, the legacy of this tragic history continues…

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May 2019

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

May 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Museums and Nazi-era Looted Art: An Ongoing Journey to Resolution | April 30, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre | Karen Daly, Registrar for Exhibitions & Coordinator of Provenance Research, Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsIssues of looted art and restitution, particularly of art misappropriated during the Nazi era, continue to be prevalent topics in art news coverage and remain important concerns for museums worldwide. Karen Daly will provide an overview of the issues, discussing the response of the American museum community, considering how recovery and restitution efforts have evolved to the present day, including an overview of VMFA’s experiences in resolving art restitution claims.   This series of…

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SAVE THE DATE FOR WINE & RUN FOR THE ROSES ON DERBY DAY

May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the ninth Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 2 - 7 PM.  Laugh, libate and lift your paddle for a great cause!  Proceeds benefit the Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation a 501(c)3 organization.  Purchase your ticket here!  

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MUSCARELLE ON THE MOVE: ARTIST UNDER GLASS

May 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

May 13 – 17 , 2019 | Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Stryker Center | Steve Prince, Director of Engagement & Distinguished Artist in Residence, Muscarelle Museum of Art As part of the exhibition Sankofa: Looking Back, Moving Forward (on view at the Stryker Center May 1 – June 12, 2019) Steve Prince will be in residence at the Stryker Center, ready to engage with visitors while he completes his latest drawing from the series, from May 13 – 17.   Free and open to the public.   

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WATERCOLOR MONOPRINT WORKSHOP

May 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

May 17, 2019 | 5:00 PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery | Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Muscarelle Museum of Art | SOLD OUT!Join the Muscarelle’s Distinguished Artist in Residence Steve Prince in this intense hands-on workshop, where participants will be exposed to the limitless process of creating watercolor monoprints! Participants will create expressive watercolor templates on Yupo paper, cut and arrange the dried color materials on a acrylic substrate, and utilize water saturated archival paper to reconstitute the watercolors to create unique, multi-colored prints that are abstract or representational. All materials will…

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WATERCOLOR MONOPRINT WORKSHOP

May 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$10 – $25

Join the Muscarelle’s Distinguished Artist in Residence Steve Prince in this intense hands-on workshop, where participants will be exposed to the limitless process of creating watercolor monoprints! Participants will create expressive watercolor templates on Yupo paper, cut and arrange the dried color materials on a acrylic substrate, and utilize water saturated archival paper to reconstitute the watercolors to create unique, multi-colored prints that are abstract or representational.   All materials will be provided, all skill levels are welcome; just bring your imagination! Member sign up begins April 26. Non-Member sign up begins May 3. Workshop fee:   Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $10…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

May 23, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Presenting Art: The Importance of the Vessel | May 23, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Integrated Science Center, Room 1221 | David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of ArtArt 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…

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June 2019

MEMBERS’ TRIP

June 28, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice | June 27, 2019 | 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM | National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.This year marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Robusti (known as "Tintoretto"), one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance. The National Gallery of Art, in cooperation with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Gallerie dell'Accademia, has assembled some of the Venetian master's greatest paintings for the first retrospective of the artist's works in North America. Featuring nearly 50 paintings, many of which have never left Venice where Tintoretto lived and worked for 75…

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July 2019

1619 / 2019

July 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle Museum of Art (Sheridan & Spigel Galleries) | November 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020This exhibition marks the 400 year-anniversary of the arrival of the first documented African slaves in Colonial Virginia that, while part of the greater narrative of slavery in the Americas, helped to set into motion the ongoing repercussions of this historical event.  As a contemporary response to the 1619 commemoration in Virginia, 1619 / 2019  will feature art works from African American and Native American emergent and established artists in a variety of media expressing a complexity of experience, addressing the past and present. Press…

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August 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

August 26, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

The Museum will be closed Saturday through Monday, August 31st through September, in observance of Labor Day.

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September 2019

GALLERY TALK

September 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

Speaker: Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary
Contact: museum@wm.edu

Join the exhibition curator Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary, for a walking tour of The Adjacent Possible from 12 to 1 PM.

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POSTPONED: GALLERY TALK

September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Due to the projected weather conditions associated with Hurricane Dorian, we are postponing this event until further notice. Check back soon for updates! Join exhibition curator Elizabeth Mead, William & Mary Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, for a walking tour of The Adjacent Possible in the Museum's Sheridan and Spigel galleries.  This exhibition provides first-hand experiential interaction with contemporary abstract works and explores creative potential.

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MEET THE ARTIST

September 11, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | September 11, 2019 | 1 - 3 PM Stop by Muscarelle @ Merchants Square (440A W Duke of Gloucester St above Williams-Sonoma) to engage with artist Steve Prince. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the process of artistic creation and make your own take-away memento!

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MUSEUM MEMBERS’ HOURS & DOCENT TOUR

September 13, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 12, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Enjoy Members' Hours for The Adjacent Possible today! These exclusive hours are open to Museum Members' and the W&M Community. Our knowledgeable Museum Docents will be on hand to give tours and answer questions.

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THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE: GALLERY TALK

September 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

Speaker: Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary
Contact: museum@wm.edu

Join the exhibition curator Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary, for a walking tour of The Adjacent Possible from 12 to 1 PM.

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DOCENT TOUR

September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 14, 2019 | 1 - 3 PM Take a tour of our current exhibition The Adjacent Possible with one of our knowledgeable docents! Docents will be available to give tours or answer questions about the exhibition from 1 until 3 PM.

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DOCENT TOUR

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 15, 2019 | 1 - 3 PM Take a tour of our current exhibition The Adjacent Possible with one of our knowledgeable docents! Docents will be available to give tours or answer questions about the exhibition from 1 until 3 PM.

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[RESCHEDULED] SCREENING OF ANNE TRUITT and MUSEUM HOURS

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Andrews Hall, Room 101 | September 17, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM Join us for a screening of two of Jem Cohen’s films.  Anne Truitt: Working (2009) provides a portrait of the artist Anne Truitt (1921 – 2004) through interviews with the artist and the filmmaker. Cohen says, “I was honored to know Anne Truitt, and doubly so when she allowed me to make a short record of her presence and thoughts. I felt as if she opened her hand and showed, in a profound but down to earth way, the compass by which she navigated.” We will also…

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MEET THE ARTIST

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | September 18, 2019 | 1 - 3 PM Stop by Muscarelle @ Merchants Square (440A W Duke of Gloucester St above Williams-Sonoma) to engage with artist Steve Prince. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the process of artistic creation and make your own take-away memento!

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MUSEUM MEMBERS’ HOURS & DOCENT TOUR

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 19, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Enjoy Members' Hours for The Adjacent Possible today! These exclusive hours are open to Museum Members' and the W&M Community. Our knowledgeable Museum Docents will be on hand to give tours and answer questions.

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LECTURE: ARTIST SUSAN YORK

September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Andrews Hall, Room 101 | September 20, 2019 | 4 – 5:30 PM Join us for a very special artist talk with Susan York, one of the participating artists in The Adjacent Possible. York will discuss the relationships and transitions between flat and dimensional forms in her work and how those forms are able to merge with a space to challenge our perception. The talk in Andrews Hall will be moderated by Charles Palermo, Professor of Art History. A reception will follow the talk at the Muscarelle Museum of Art from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

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CANCELLED- YOUTH WORKSHOP SERIES: CRAYON ETCHING

September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | September 21, 2019 | 10 AM - 12 PM In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create a multicolored, imaginative, expressive landscape image. The instructor will guide the youth through a creative exploration of wax-resist drawing while teaching about color, composition and design techniques. This workshop is open to youth with an active imagination and a desire to have fun while making art! Fee includes all materials and refreshments. Level: Elementary School Member sign up begins August 31. Non-Member sign up begins September 7 | Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students…

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DOCENT TOUR

September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 21, 2019 | 1 - 3 PM Take a tour of our current exhibition The Adjacent Possible with one of our knowledgeable docents! Docents will be available to give tours or answer questions about the exhibition from 1 until 3 PM.

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DOCENT TOUR

September 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle Museum of Art | September 22, 2019 | 1 - 3 PM Take a tour of our current exhibition The Adjacent Possible with one of our knowledgeable docents! Docents will be available to give tours or answer questions about the exhibition from 1 until 3 PM.

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PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Muscarelle @ Merchants Square | September 23-24, 2019 | 5 - 7:30 PM In this two-day hands-on workshop, participants will learn techniques in creating a representational drawing of the human head. The instructor will offer lectures demonstrations and individual instruction to enhance the learner experience. We will work from a model and will cover proportion, feature structure, tonal development of light and shadow, use of materials and studio practice. This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels interested in improving their ability in traditional charcoal drawing. Fee includes materials, model fee and refreshments. Please note that the workshop…

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MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: CHRISTOPHER DELAURENTI

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Christopher DeLaurenti, Senior Lecturer teaching Sound Design, Music, and Writing as well as Film and Audio Production in the Department of Music, William & Mary
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

On Thursday, September 26th, beginning at 6:00 PM, please join us at the for a special musical performance by sound artist Christopher DeLaurenti at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. DeLaurenti performs with vintage electronic devices and activated objects in tandem with commercial and customized sound software. You will hear gossamer electromagnetic fields, lyrical system noise, unusual acoustic phenomena, and location recordings culled from his 25-year archive among the abstract art works included in The Adjacent Possible exhibition.  DeLaurenti has performed internationally and appears on over 50 solo, collaborative and compilation albums. Christopher holds an MFA from Bard College and is…

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THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE: GALLERY TALK

September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

Speaker: Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary
Contact: museum@wm.edu

Join the exhibition curator Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary, for a walking tour of The Adjacent Possible from 12 to 1 PM.

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October 2019

MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: Appalachian Music Ensemble with Director Tripp Johnson

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join us for a performance by The William & Mary Appalachian Music Ensemble against the backdrop of the always-exceptional studio faculty art exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. 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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ARTIST TALK

October 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Mike Jabbur, Elizabeth Mead, and Kristen Peyton
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Join us for a very special artist talk with Mike Jabbur, Elizabeth Mead, and Kristen Peyton about their work in Faculty Show 14. This will be the last week of the exhibition, so we will have special Monday hours on October 21 from 9 AM - 5 PM, so be sure to stop by!

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: MUSCARELLE READS

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

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November 2019

MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: Talon Silverhorn

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Talon Silverhorn
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

In recognition of National American Indian Heritage Month and in conjunction with the 1619 / 2019  exhibition, the Muscarelle is proud to present flautist Talon Silverhorn. An Eastern Shawnee educator and musician, Silverhorn will perform in the gallery space where the works of art represent contemporary reactions to migration, colonialism and pluralism.  Presented by The Friends of the Muscarelle Museum of Art (FMMA).

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December 2019

BAUHAUS IN AMERICA

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

After the closure of the Bauhaus by the Nazis in 1933 for its curriculum based on "degenerate" art, many of its artistic luminaries began to feel stymied by the pressures of an all-controlling government. As the suppression broadened, a number of Bauhaus leaders emigrated to the United States, bringing with them a breadth of modernist design principles. In this lecture, David Brashear will investigate the impact of Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Josef and Anni Albers, and László Moholy-Nagy as they made their presence known in America. Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff. Non-Members: $5…

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IT HAPPENED… 1619 AND BEYOND

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA United States

Join us for an evening of commemoration and celebration in response to our 1619 / 2019 exhibition.  Like the "Happenings" of the 1960s, this event will feature a variety of media, including dance, poetry and interactive arts looking at the past (what was), present (what is) and future (what will be).  This will be a time to reflect and respond using the dynamic forces of creation to explore history and its psychological manifestations on the present. The performance will be held in Andrews Hall, Room 101 from 6 - 7 PM and immediately after the performance, guests will process to…

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January 2020

BUILDING ON THE LEGACY: Book Signing Event

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jacquelyn Y. McLendon

Please join us for a book signing by Jacquelyn Y. McLendon on Wednesday, January 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Building on the Legacy: African Americans at William & Mary, An Illustrated History of 50 Years and Beyond will be available for purchase at the signing.  Building on the Legacy: African Americans at William & Mary combines fascinating stories and a wealth of exciting visuals to provide historical understanding of many victories over enormous odds. Featuring a glorious visual commemoration of 50 years of African American students in residence, it also reveals glimpses of the extraordinary impact of diversity and…

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February 2020

BUILDING THE BRAFFERTON: Book Signing Event

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Speaker: Danielle Moretti-Langholtz and Buck Woodard

Please join the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a special Charter Day weekend event! Curator of Native American Art Danielle Moretti-Langholtz and Guest Curator Buck Woodard will be at the Museum to sign copies of their newly published exhibition catalogue Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America's Indian School, which will be available for purchase.  This extraordinary new publication from the Muscarelle Museum of Art reframes the history of William & Mary's Brafferton Indian School with featured essays from Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, Buck Woodard, Ashley Atkins Spivey, Edward Chappell, Audrey Horning, Susan Kern, Mark Kostro, Alexandra Martin, Stephanie…

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DOCENT TOURS

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 7, 2020

Enjoy a free tour with our docents of our current exhibitions -- In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.

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PHOTOGRAPHING THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WAY

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Erika Fabian, Independent Photographer

A noted photographer and writer, Erika Fabian has published 23 books and nearly 200 photo-illustrated articles.  Her career includes many years of on-assignment travel and work for National Geographic Magazine. In this session, Fabian will explain the concept that professional photos are not taken but created. She will talk about “picture thinking,” the artistic and technical aspects of National Geographic-type of photography, and how this concept can be adapted in virtually any travel photo situation.

Members, W&M Students, Faculty and Staff: Free | Non-Members: $10

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MEMBERS’ HOURS

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 7, 2020

As a member of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, you receive free and exclusive access to the galleries for special Members' Hours on Thursdays from 5 - 7 PM. Come and see our current exhibitions In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.! Not a member? Join today and enjoy the benefits of membership!

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DOCENT TOURS

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 7, 2020

Enjoy a free tour with our docents of our current exhibitions -- In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.

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DOCENT TOURS

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 7, 2020

Enjoy a free tour with our docents of our current exhibitions -- In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.

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MEMBERS’ HOURS

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 7, 2020

As a member of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, you receive free and exclusive access to the galleries for special Members' Hours on Thursdays from 5 - 7 PM. Come and see our current exhibitions In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.! Not a member? Join today and enjoy the benefits of membership!

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DOCENT TOURS

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 7, 2020

Enjoy a free tour with our docents of our current exhibitions -- In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.

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DOCENT TOURS

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 7, 2020

Enjoy a free tour with our docents of our current exhibitions -- In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.

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MEMBERS’ HOURS

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 7, 2020

As a member of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, you receive free and exclusive access to the galleries for special Members' Hours on Thursdays from 5 - 7 PM. Come and see our current exhibitions In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography and American Vision: A Tribute to Carroll Owens, Jr.! Not a member? Join today and enjoy the benefits of membership!

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