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Williams College Museum of Art

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15 Lawrence Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
(413) 597-2429 https://wcma.williams.edu/

April 2019

Highlights and Recent Acquisitions from the American and European Collections

April 1 @ 8:00 AM - June 5 @ 5:00 PM
Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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See new additions to WCMA’s American and European collections from the 16th to the 20th centuries mixed with favorites including Grant Wood’s Death on the Ridge Road, on view for the first time in over two years. Significant acquisitions installed for the first time include works by Edmonia Lewis, Marie Spartali-Stillman, and thirteen preliminary drawings by Paul Cadmus for WCMA’s painting Point O’View.

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James Van Der Zee: Collecting History

April 9 @ 10:00 AM - June 2 @ 5:00 PM
Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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This focused exhibition highlights WCMA’s recently-acquired portfolio of eighteen photographs by James Van Der Zee (1886-1983) during the first half of the 20th century. Born and raised in Lenox, Massachusetts, Van Der Zee established a thriving photography studio in Harlem by 1916, and served as the foremost chronicler of black life in New York City during the early 20th century. The photographs from Van Der Zee’s portfolio, as well as one photograph already in WCMA’s collection, are shown alongside three…

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Uncovering Williams

April 24 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Spring 2019 class, Uncovering Williams, will use this selection of four works from WCMA’s collection to interrogate the history of Williams College and its relationship to land, people, architecture, and artifacts. Students in the course, co-taught by Kevin Murphy, Senior Curator of American Art, and Dorothy Wang, Professor of American Studies and Faculty Affiliate in English, will examine the visual and material culture of Williams, including a portrait of Amos Lawrence—an early benefactor of the college—and 19th century landscapes…

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