April 21 – August 13, 2017

In Chinese philosophy and ancient legend, Scholars’ rocks were viewed as “the bones of the earth”. Since the Song dynasty (960–1279), these natural sculptures have been regarded as artifacts of the sacred relationship between man and nature and described in folklore as otherworldly.

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February 11 – August 13, 2017

The Art and Science of Connoisseurship explores the creative narrative behind six paintings attributed to Agnolo Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Peter Paul Rubens, Peter Lely, and Paul Cézanne. 

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Favorable review published in the Wall Street Journal highlighting the first-ever international loan exhibition of Botticelli’s works in the U.S. (curated and organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art).

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February 11 – May 14, 2017

Unpublished and on view for the first time, these letters are an important new resource for research and scholarship, providing viewers with a unique, inside glimpse of the man who served as President of the United States from 1817 to 1825. 

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  • Hours
    Monday | CLOSED
    Tuesday - Friday | 10 AM - 5 PM
    Saturday & Sunday | 12 PM - 4 PM
    The Muscarelle Museum of Art The College of William & Mary 603 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Current Admission: $5.00* FREE to Members, W&M Students, Faculty & Staff, & Children under 12 * Varies based on exhibition
  • Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle


    Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day

    Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2 PM - 7 PM
    The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the seventh Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day Saturday! Laugh! Libate! Lift your paddle for a great cause!

    Sponsored by


    Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue in the ‘Burg

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 PM - 5 PM
    Join the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a fun filled afternoon of great music, fine cuisine, and even better company at our third annual Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue festival!
    For more information and tickets, click HERE

    Sponsored by