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350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

April 2019

ART FILM FRIDAY: WOMAN IN GOLD

April 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

Join 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 Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated…

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ART FILM FRIDAY: THE RAPE OF EUROPA

April 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

Join us for a special Art Film Friday in conjunction with our Muscarelle Explorations: Art Repatriation lecture 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 to play out as families of looted collectors recover major works of art, conservators repair battle damage, and nations fight over the fate of ill-gotten…

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September 2019

ART FILM FRIDAY: ANNE TRUITT and MUSEUM HOURS

September 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Contact: museum@wm.edu
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join us at Tucker Hall Theater 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 be showing Museum Hours (2013), which is a mesmerizing…

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October 2019

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS – ART FILM FRIDAY: BAUHAUS, THE FACE OF THE 20TH CENTURY

October 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

Presented as part of Muscarelle Explorations: Bauhaus at 100, this film memoir recounts the beginning of the Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar with contributions from former students and historians, a strong selection of artworks as well as archival footage including interviews with the founder Walter Gropius. Exceptional visuals add to the beauty of a well-narrated documentary about the 1919 founding and principles of this seminal school. The film concludes that although the Bauhaus did not last that long, its influence has been profound. Run time is 49 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screenings.

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COLLECTION AS A SURREALIST STATE OF MIND

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Kate Conley, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Professor of French & Francophone Studies, William & Mary
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join us at Tucker Hall Theater for a lecture by Kate Conley, Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences, for her lecture entitled Collection as a Surrealist State of Mind.  She will discuss how surrealist artists and poets in France and England filled their living spaces with objects from around the world that had symbolic value to them. Over the course of the movement, which spanned the twentieth century, collection became a surrealist state of mind. The things they collected mirrored and refracted back to them aspects of their own experience of being alive in a material world. This talk will…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: DESIGNING WOMEN OF THE BAUHAUS

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Elizabeth Otto, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow, 2019 - 2010, The Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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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…

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November 2019

ART FILM FRIDAY: NATIVE ART NOW!

November 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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NATIVE ART NOW! examines the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years, presenting personal perspectives from internationally acclaimed Native modern artists. Installations, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, glass and fabric art by indigenous artists Rick Bartow, Meryl McMaster, Jim Denomie, Holly Wilson and numerous others from the United States and Canada are featured in the program. This documentary was produced by PBS in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.  Run time: 57 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening.

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BAUHAUS

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

In this lecture, David Brashear will explore the intersection of the Bauhaus idea and architecture examining the iconic campus buildings at Weimar and Dessau, and also the incorporation of architecture into the curriculum and practice of Bauhaus. Housing concept explorations by Bauhaus architects will be investigated, highlighting the important contributions of giants like Mies van der Rohe. Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff. Non-Members: $5 Sign up here!

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ART FILM FRIDAY: BAUHAUS SPIRIT

November 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

Presented as part of Muscarelle Explorations: Bauhaus at 100, this film describes the fascinating story of the Bauhaus as a statement, but also the failure and renewal of a social utopia.  It tells of artists, scientists and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges, also relate to the Bauhaus. Bauhaus history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era that stretches from the early 20th century to the modern day.  Run time: 90 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screenings.

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BREAD AND WINE IN PICASSO’S BLUE PERIOD

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Charles Palermo, Professor of Art History, William & Mary
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Please join us at Tucker Hall Theater for a lecture by Professor Charles Palermo entitled Bread and Wine in Picasso’s Blue Period.  He will discuss some strange and previously mostly unnoticed features of important paintings and prints of Pablo Picasso’s so-called Blue Period. Certain curious features of these works, which were made between about 1902 and 1904, have never been subjected to very close scrutiny, but their ambiguous relation to Christian themes has long been noted. Palermo will consider the way the people in the pictures — and especially their strange poses — relate to those religious themes and will…

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January 2020

ART FILM FRIDAY @ THE W&M GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Presented as part of the William & Mary Global Film Festival, Barry Avrich’s documentary Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World lifts the curtain on the provocative contemporary art scene, a glamorous and cutthroat game of genius versus commerce. Go behind the scenes to discover how art is created, exhibited, and sold around the globe. Featuring insider accounts from the most influential and powerful players in the industry, audiences will hear from renowned artists such as Julian Schnabel and Marina Abramovic, experts from prominent museums like MoMA and art fairs like Art Basel, insiders at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and leading gallerists.…

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February 2023

Pointing: Phil Chang’s Four over One and Tacita Dean’s Floh

February 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join us for an illustrated lecture by Charles Palermo, professor of art history at William & Mary. Contemporary art theory takes very seriously the idea that an artist can make anything art by choosing it. Photographic theory takes similarly seriously the idea that a photographer makes the world into a picture by pointing a camera at it. This lecture aims to complicate these ideas by discussing work by two contemporary photographers, Tacita Dean and Phil Chang. This lecture will take place in Tucker Hall Auditorium (127A). Reserved parking for attendees will be available on James Blair Drive. Street parking is…

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March 2023

The Invention of the Museum as Public Institution in the 18th and 19th Centuries

March 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Join us for the first lecture in our spring Selected Topics in Architecture series, which will focus on museum design through the ages. David Brashear, Director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, will present "The Invention of the Museum as Public Institution in the 18th and 19th Centuries." The concept of the modern museum was born in the Enlightenment that swept across Europe in the 18th century. The idea of a public museum gained traction in France in the 1770s, and designs by Étienne-Louis Boullée and Jean-Nicholas-Louis Durand paved the way for the remaking of the Louvre as a public…

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April 2023

Introducing Abstract Expressionism: The American Movement

April 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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David Brashear, Director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, will set the stage for our spring Muscarelle Explorations series, Modern Masters at the Margins. As the United States worked its way through the Great Depression, an artistic energy was developed in New York, in part driven by the WPA's public art program. A group of artists, working both uptown and downtown, began to move away from representational art and focus their efforts on new approaches to abstraction. Some were more established, and some were relative newcomers. Some were older, and some were younger. Many were men, but some were women…

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The Life and Work of Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner: A Biographer’s View

April 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Art historian and scholar Gail Levin will join us for the third talk in our spring Muscarelle Explorations series, Modern Masters at the Margins. Lee Krasner once said, “I think my painting is so autobiographical, if anyone can take the trouble to read it.” Her friend and biographer, art historian Gail Levin, who first interviewed the artist when she was a twenty-two year-old graduate student, guides us on an illustrated journey from Krasner’s birth in 1908 Brooklyn to her love of nature on the Eastern End of New York’s Long Island. Levin will not only give art historical analysis, but…

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May 2023

Turning the Feather Around: The Life and Work of George Morrison

May 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Dr. Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, Curator of Native American Art at the Muscarelle, will present the final talk in our spring Muscarelle Explorations series, Modern Masters at the Margins, with a talk about artist George Morrison. Born and raised near the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in Minnesota, George Morrison (Ojibwe) had a long and distinguished career as an Abstract Expressionist painter and sculptor. This presentation will follow Morrison's life story and his foray into the inner circle of some of the most prominent American expressionists of the day, including Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, and his return to Minnesota during the…

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September 2023

The Origins of the Muscarelle Collection

September 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This semester, our Muscarelle Explorations lecture series will dive into the people, the art and the stories that have defined the Muscarelle over the past 40 years. The earliest advocate for a campus museum was William & Mary Chancellor Professor Emeritus Miles Chappell, who surveyed what was called the “College Art Collection” in the early 1970s. Chappell’s project revealed that over nearly 300 years, the university had amassed a sizeable collection of art, and there was a clear need for a museum to preserve and protect the works. Join us for a casual conversation between Muscarelle Director David Brashear and…

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Gene Davis and “The Long Sixties”

September 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This semester, our Muscarelle Explorations lecture series will dive into the people, the art and the stories that have defined the Muscarelle over the past 40 years. One of the most iconic elements of the Muscarelle Museum of Art is the large installation of colorful illuminated tubes on its front facade. The work, entitled Sun Sonata, features color arrangements designed by artist Gene Davis, a central figure of the Washington Color School, a movement epitomized by color field painting and centered in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the artist and the movement in this lecture by Jack Rasmussen of the American University…

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October 2023

Forward Vision: The Future of the Muscarelle Museum of Art

October 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This semester, our Muscarelle Explorations lecture series will dive into the people, the art and the stories that have defined the Muscarelle over the past 40 years — and into the future. One of the great privileges of being the Director of an art museum is the opportunity to guide the expansion of the permanent collection and chart its direction. The Muscarelle is currently focused on expanding the representation in our collection, with a special emphasis on adding works by women and artists of color. Join Director David Brashear as he surveys the progress the Muscarelle team is making toward…

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Deconstructing a Myth; Offering a New Perspective

October 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This semester, our Muscarelle Explorations lecture series will dive into the people, the art and the stories that have defined the Muscarelle over the past 40 years. In the 1930s, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller donated what is possibly the most famous work in the Museum's collection, White Flower, by Georgia O'Keeffe. She hoped her gift would be seen "not only as an aesthetic gesture but also as an inspiration to the young women who are students at William & Mary." Barbara Buhler Lynes, the preeminent scholar on O'Keeffe, will visit campus to discuss the life and work of the artist. Since 1946, the…

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February 2024

The Fullness of Fragments: Clive Knights Lecture & Reception

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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In spring 2024, the Muscarelle is partnering with the Department of Art & Art History to bring the exhibition Nascent Themes from a Conversation of Fragments; Recent Collages by Clive Knights, to the W&M campus. The exhibition examines the roles of creativity and cognition through the collage work of English artist and architect Clive Knights. Join us for a lecture by Knights in Tucker Hall Theatre, followed by a reception and viewing of the exhibition in the Daily Grind. By way of introduction to a life in collage, illustrated with work created across several decades, the presentation will articulate Knights's…

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Michelangelo: Divine Architect

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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The Muscarelle's spring Selected Topics in Architecture lecture series will focus on the flourishing Renaissance period, when architectural innovation resulted in some of the world's most breathtaking and magnificent structures. Join us for our first lecture, given by Adriano Marinazzo, Curator of Special Projects at the Muscarelle. Michelangelo is the author of one of the most famous frescoes in the world (The Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel) and one of the most admired statues (the David). Yet the great artist is also regarded as one of the most influential architects in history. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the foremost architect…

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