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September 2020

JEAN DUFY | French, 1888 - 1964 | At the Races (detail), 1957 - 1958 | Oil on canvas | Gift of Mrs. Rose A. Guy in honor of William & Mary President Thomas A. Graves, Jr. | 1984.027

ONLINE WINE & RUN FOR THE ROSES AUCTION

September 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - September 20, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Contact: cindy@mmawineauction.com
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for an online auction with exciting lifestyle lots that include smaller social gatherings, dinners and travel, beginning Sunday, September 13 at Noon until Sunday, September 20 at 10 pm. More details soon. Sponsored by

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STEPS TO BETTER PORTRAIT DRAWING

September 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - September 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Join the Muscarelle’s Director of Engagement Steve Prince in this two-day virtual workshop. All materials will be provided, all skill levels are welcome; just bring your imagination! In this two-day virtual workshop, participants will learn a conceptual formula for creating successful portraits in charcoal. Students will learn proportion and shading techniques of the human head. The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to teens and adults. Workshop fee: Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, and Students $25 | Non-Members $40 | Please note that space is limited to 25…

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October 2020

RECENT RESEARCH ON HISTORIC CAMPUS: Water, Water Everywhere c. 1710

October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Susan Kern, Executive Director of the Historic Campus
Virtual, VA United States + Google Map

Join Susan Kern, Executive Director of Historic Campus, as she discusses a surprising discovery found at the Wren Building in summer 2019. Managing water was a challenge in the 18th century too. In the summer of 2019, paving repair inadvertently exposed a vaulted brick drain in the Wren Courtyard, which prompted a flurry of unexpected archaeology and preservation planning to document and protect this massive early 18th century engineering project just under our feet.

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An Occasion for the Arts

October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Virtual VA United States

WELCOME TO VIRTUAL AOFTA '20! Because we believe so strongly in the value of art, the talent of our artists, and in the Williamsburg community itself, and because we just can't imagine an October without An Occasion for the Arts, we're taking the Occasion experience VIRTUAL for 2020! KICKOFF WEEKEND October 3rd & 4th It's all kicking off on our traditional first weekend of October, the 3rd and 4th, with an exciting 2-day live streaming event featuring some of your favorite local musicians, artist studio tours, workshops with Steve Prince of the Muscarelle Museum of Art and much more! And it's…

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PICTURE ME!

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

In this exciting virtual workshop presented as part of An Occasion for the Arts, Steve Prince will teach participants how to draw the human face with easy step by step instructions. Prince will also cover basic shading techniques, which will allow participants to draw with more accuracy! All you will need to participate is an internet connection, a pencil/pen, and paper! Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 30 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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AOFTA CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS

October 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Enjoy two free virtual children's workshops with Steve Prince on Sunday October 4 at 12 PM and 2:30 PM! Join us on An Occasion for the Arts live presented by Wells Fargo Advisors: https://aofta.org/workshops/ In these workshops, 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!

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PERSPECTIVE DRAWING MADE EASY

October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

In this workshop participants will learn the secrets to creating images with dynamic depth and dimension utilizing linear perspective with Director of Engagement Steve Prince. Students will explore one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective and learn how to draw simple to complex structures. The instructor will issue a supply list for all participants to purchase and follow along in the virtual classroom. This class is open to teens and adults. Members, W&M Faculty, Staff, and Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Only 25 spots, so be sure to grab your ticket now!

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FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE “SELFIE”: Portraiture through the Ages

October 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Join Art Historian Elaine Ruffolo for a virtual presentation through the history of portraiture. What profile picture do you have on your social media account? How do you want to be portrayed, regarded, and remembered? Portraiture is a very old art form going back to ancient Egypt, where it flourished from about 5,000 years ago. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted, or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone. Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. They can be literal representations of a person or they can represent a person symbolically. But…

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NEW FORMS: The Chicago Tribune Tower Architectural Competition of 1922

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary
Virtual, VA United States

When they launched the design competition for their new headquarters in 1922, the publishers of the Chicago Tribune were seeking to build “the world’s most beautiful office building.”  Prizes totaling $100,000 were offered to entrants, and 263 designers from 23 countries submitted entries.  The competition was a watershed moment in the evolution of skyscraper architecture, and the diversity of the entries underscored the broad palette available to architects as they struggled with appropriate forms for tall buildings.  In this lecture, David Brashear will examine the importance of the competition and some of the noteworthy submissions.

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THE WORLD IS A CARTOON PART I: Character Building

October 24, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 12:00 am - November 12, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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February 2021

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | History for the Future: Campus Memorials

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Panel
Virtual, VA United States

Universities have been addressing their histories of racial injustices in a variety of ways. William & Mary and the University of Virginia have designed memorials to enslaved workers, and the one at the University of Virginia has been constructed. William & Mary’s Jody Allen and the University of Virginia’s Louis Nelson '90 will explore the process and meaning of these projects in a panel moderated by Sara Bon-Harper.

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Memorial to the Enslaved Discussion

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Panel
Virtual, VA United States

Learn more about William & Mary’s upcoming Memorial to the Enslaved through a discussion by the project’s key stakeholders. The final design, Hearth, by William Sendor, W&M ’11 was unveiled in 2020 and construction is slated to begin in 2021. Panelists include Jody Allen, Director of The Lemon Project; Chon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer; Susan Kern, Executive Director of Historic Campus; Ed Pease, architect and adjunct professor; Burt Pinnock, Principal, Chairman, Baskervill; and William Sendor, W&M ’11, designer. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students, Alumni: Free Non-Members: $10

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Art Therapy Workshop

February 12 @ 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!

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PRINTMAKING IN THE KITCHEN

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Participants will learn how to create relief linoleum cuts utilizing traditional carving tools in the comfort of your home!  The instructor will offer history of relief printing, and detailed demonstrations.  We will cover idea development, compositional skills, safe carving techniques, techniques of printing without a press, how to create an edition of prints, and studio practice!  This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels interested in improving their ability in drawing and printmaking.  Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25 Materials List  

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Piero della Francesca is acknowledged today as one of the foundational artists of the Renaissance and more than any other Italian fifteenth-century painter, Francesca was responsible for the development of Renaissance painting in Florence, and its crucial dissemination throughout Italy. Join Renaissance art historian, Elaine Ruffolo who will attempt to virtually capture Piero’s extraordinary career along his journey through Tuscany, Umbria and Urbino.

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THE BODY SERIES: Drawing Hands, Feet, Ears, and Noses

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Students will be exposed to tips, and processes for drawing difficult parts of the human body.  The instructor will guide the students step by step to creating successful drawings of the anatomy. Materials List Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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March 2021

SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | Pienza: Born of a Dream of Beauty

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Jane Zaloga, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

The small Tuscan town of Pienza is often considered the first ideally planned city of the Renaissance. It had been a small agricultural town, known as Corsignano, until its most famous son, Pope Pius II, decided it needed a reboot to properly reflect its status as birthplace of a pope. In this talk, Zaloga will look at the town’s idyllic location, crowning a gentle hill in the rolling Val d’Orcia, a landscape that was much beloved of the pope, and the exquisitely designed buildings, exploring what makes them beautiful and how their relationships with each other and with the people of…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Art Therapy Workshop

March 12 @ 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! Materials list: blank paper, a black marker and something to add color (colored pencils, markers, crayons, or watercolor).

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Healing Spaces on the Camino de Santiago in Medieval and Contemporary Settings

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Kathleen Jenkins, Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, Co-Director, Institute for Pilgrimage Studies, William & Mary Jessica Streit, Assistant Professor of Islamic & Medieval Art, College of Charleston
Virtual, VA United States

Jessica Streit will begin the evening presentation with medieval Le Puy-en-Velay, a city that serves as the starting point for one of the four major routes to Santiago de Compostela. Her talk will feature two of the city's 12th-century pilgrimage monuments, showing how they engender feelings of arrival and a desire to keep moving for their audience of pilgrims. Kathleen Jenkins will then bring us to the 21st century. Drawing from her recent ethnography, Walking the Way Together: How Families Connect on the Camino de Santiago, Kathleen will present stories of families investing in pilgrimage as a practice for strengthening…

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MEMBERS LECTURE | Padua: Saints, Sinners and Giotto

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Elaine Ruffolo, Art Historian
Virtual, VA United States

Padua can rightly claim its place among Italy’s most interesting and historic cities. Nicknamed La Dotta (the Learned), Padua is the intellectual center of the Veneto, once home to the great Roman historian Livy. Since 1221 it has been home to one of Europe’s most celebrated universities, which counts Petrarch, Dante and Galileo among its alumni. Artists including Giotto, Donatello and Mantegna, all left their artistic marks on this lively town. Padua attracts thousands of pilgrims every year as it is the resting place of Saint Anthony of Padua, and his exotic, seven domed mosque of a basilica is the city’s most striking landmark.…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Meditation Session

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Warren W. Buck, Adjunct Professor of Physics, William & Mary
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for the healing art of meditation with Warren W. Buck. Meditation is an evidence-based method for creating a sense of well-being. This guided meditation session will introduce the basic principles, techniques and benefits of focused breathing and mindfulness, followed by 30 minutes of meditative practice. Buck will close the meditation with a Q&A session to delve further into the experience.

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ROOM WITH A VIEW: Perspective Drawing of Rooms

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Students will learn how to create perspective drawings of the inside of your home.  The instructor will guide the students step by step in creating believable three-dimensional spaces! Material List Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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April 2021

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Healing Wall Discussion

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Panel
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a virtual discussion and Q&A moderated by David Brashear with The Healing Wall documentary film director Christopher Kosinski and Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, who was instrumental in the creation of the monument. The 2015 documentary tells the story of how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came into being and the powerful role it has in healing a nation.

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PORTRAIT OF LOVE: Art Date Night

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Steve Prince, Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States

Tired of watching the same old movies on TV?  Want to spice up your evening with something fun and unique?  Share a glass of wine or sparkling cider and join Artist Steve Prince as he guides couples in making a drawing of their spouse, partner, or child.  With basic materials the instructor will guide students on an artistic journey to making a beautiful portrait in charcoal and creating memories that will last a lifetime! Materials List Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students: $10 Non-Members: $25

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ONE TRIBE ONE DAY| Come Grow with the Muscarelle

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: David Brashear, Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Virtual, VA United States + Google Map

Save the Date for April 13 - One Tribe One Day! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 13 for One Tribe One Day, William & Mary’s eighth annual giving day. The Muscarelle Museum is competing to win the Gerdelman Challenge for the Most Improved unit on campus, with a chance to win a $15,000 grant.  This is an opportunity to show how much the Muscarelle means to us and the impact it has on our lives and at William & Mary. As part of our One Tribe One Day celebration, please join David Brashear at noon for Come Grow with…

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SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | Making and Meaning of the “International Style”

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Jill Marie Lord, Lecturer, Architectural History, University of Virginia
Virtual, VA United States

In 1932 the Museum of Modern Art had its first architectural exhibition, organized by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson, Modern Architecture: International Exhibition.  After closing in New York, the exhibition toured across America for three years, spreading Hitchcock and Johnson’s conception of modernism throughout the United States.  The ideas presented in the show were both highly influential and controversial, as it excluded many examples of contemporary American architectural practice.  In this lecture Dr. Lord will explore the formal components of the International Style as described by Hitchcock and Johnson, critical responses to the exhibition, and the legacy of the International…

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MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Art Therapy Workshop

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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MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: The Gallery Players

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
Free

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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