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October 2020

THE WORLD IS A CARTOON PART I: Character Building

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will create popular cartoon and anime characters, and the fundamentals of making your own original creations. Students will learn basic figure drawing skills and how to create expressive characters that emerge from the page! The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to ages 10 and up. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 20 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Colette Loll, Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights
Virtual, VA United States

Join Colette Loll, the Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights, as she details the stories behind the headlines and describes the scoundrels that perpetrated the frauds that were featured in her groundbreaking exhibition Treasures on Trial. She will describe fake-busting techniques used to determine authenticity, and while focused on art and antiques, will also discuss objects from other collector categories such as fine wine, sports memorabilia, and most recently, her project with ancient texts. Members, W&M Students, Faculty and Staff: Free Non-Members: $10

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: Art and Craft Film Streaming

October 30 @ 12:00 am - November 12 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a virtual screening of Art and Craft! The film starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity--but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose. Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th century icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And, while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it…

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THE WORLD IS A CARTOON PART II: Story Telling

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will learn how to create comic strips with original characters. Students will employ basic story telling techniques to create a world for their characters to live in. The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to ages 10 and up. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 20 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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November 2020

CURATOR TALK: Looking out, at, in and back again

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art, W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, Department of Art & Art History, William & Mary
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a special discussion with Elizabeth Mead who curated the exhibition Looking out, at, in and back again. Mead will discuss the works from the Muscarelle collection included in the exhibition and how it serves as an interdisciplinary laboratory for the class Neuroaesthetics: The Artist and the Mind taught by her and Jennifer Stevens of the Department of Psychological Sciences as part of the W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Fellows program.

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LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS, OH MY!: Drawing Animals

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will learn how to create cute, cuddly, and ferocious animals step by step. The principles taught in this class will enable you to make beautiful portraits of your personal animal or animals from around the world! The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to ages 10 and up. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 20 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: Art and Craft Film Discussion

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jennifer Grausman and Sam Cullman, film directors and producers
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a virtual discussion and Q&A with Art and Craft documentary film directors and producers Jennifer Grausman and Sam Cullman moderated by art fraud specialist Colette Loll. This engaging documentary film follows the unique story of art forger Mark Landis and provides a window into how and why he created fraudulent works of art meant to deceive museums across the country. After screening the film, please submit your questions for the panel to museum@wm.edu no later than 12 PM on November 12 to be part of the discussion. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions live…

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MEMBER’S LECTURE: The Princely Court of Mantua

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Join Elaine Ruffolo for an unhindered gaze into court life in Mantua. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Italy gradually fragmented into numerous little territories with unique political systems. Debilitating violence all too often ensued as the leading families fought with fellow citizens for dominance of the city. A common outcome from the 13th century onwards was the imposition of autocratic rule by a single prince and by the 15th century, most of Italy was organized around princely courts. Mantua is deeply connected to the history of a particular family, which ruled and determined the town’s fate. The Gonzaga…

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December 2020

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS BOOK CLUB: Provenance

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Director & Carrie Cooper, Dean of William & Mary Libraries
Virtual, VA United States

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo Join David Brashear, Museum Director, and Carrie Cooper, Dean of University Libraries, William & Mary, for a lively virtual discussion on Provenance. While it reads like a well-plotted thriller, filled with unforgettable characters and told at a breakneck pace, this is most certainly not fiction. Join our discussion about this meticulously researched and captivating account of one of the greatest cons in the history of art forgery. Free with registration.

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: Microscopes & Death Threats

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Thiago Piwowarczyk, Founder and Owner of New York Art Forensics Art
Virtual, VA United States

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

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