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April 2021


April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Sarah Balascio, Art Therapist, William & Mary Wellness Center
Virtual, VA United States

Sarah Balascio, a registered board certified art therapist and adjunct lecturer at William & Mary’s McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, will lead three virtual workshops to help participants explore feelings and work on relaxation. The focus will be on expressing ourselves through the arts in a supportive and mindful environment. All are welcome to attend and no experience is necessary – just a willingness to experiment! Participants will need paper and anything to color with- markers, colored pencils, pens, watercolor.

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MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: Appalachian Music Ensemble

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a televised performance by The William & Mary Appalachian Music Ensemble against the backdrop of the works from the Museum’s permanent collection.  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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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Reflecting Absence at the 9/11 Memorial

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Michael Arad, Architect
Virtual, VA United States

In 2004, Michael Arad won the design competition for the World Trade Center memorial. Arad, a young Israeli-American architect, studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and lived in New York when the Towers fell. His design, entitled Reflecting Absence, was selected out of over 5,000 entries and is a powerful example of commemorative and healing architecture. In this talk, Arad will give insights into his process and the healing nature of memorials. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students, Alumni: Free Non-Members: $10

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April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

The Gallery Players is a conductor-less chamber orchestra comprised of eleven William & Mary string players. Enjoy a virtual concert in collaboration with the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The music of Vivaldi, Dvorak, and Adolphus Hailstork will be featured on this program.

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May 2021

SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | The Architecture of Transportation in Washington D.C.

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual VA United States

Looking toward a growing National Capital, regional and Federal leaders came together in the second half of the 20th century to make major improvements in the local, national and international transportation systems serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Engaging accomplished designers and visionaries like Eero Saarinen for the creation of Dulles Airport, Harry Weese for the design of the Metro System, and César Pelli for a complete makeover of Reagan National Airport, the region was catapulted ahead of other American cities with an efficient and interconnected transportation system that used a wide and compelling modern vocabulary. This presentation will focus…

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June 2021

MUSCARELLE READS | Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art & Edwin Pease, Senior Lecturer of Art, Architect
Virtual, VA United States

SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson Our next installment of Muscarelle Reads will be Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Fury of Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson. Paul Hendrickson reveals another side of Frank Lloyd Wright in this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life. In showing us Wright’s facades along with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a fresh, deep, and more human understanding of the man. Join David Brashear and Edwin Pease…

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