OPENING SOON!  September 10, 2016 through January 8, 2017

Constructed in 1723, the Brafferton Indian School remains a strong visual symbol on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

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OPENING SOON!  September 10 through December 2, 2016

Hosted every three years by museums across the U.S., the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) holds a juried competition for the best in contemporary marine art. 

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  • Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle

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    The Science Behind Sea Level Rise, Recurrent Flooding, and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL | Carl Hershner | First Tuesday Lecture Series

    September 6, 2016 | 6 PM  Carl Hershner, Director, Center for Coastal Resources Management at VIMS will be speaking about the science behind sea level rise, recurrent flooding, and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.
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    The Muscarelle Museum of Art Announces Exhibition Devoted to History of the Brafferton, Indian School on the Historic Campus of William & Mary

    The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to announce an exhibition devoted to the history of the Brafferton on the campus of William & Mary. Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America’s Indian School will open on Saturday, September 10, 2016.Constructed in 1723, the Brafferton remains a strong visual symbol on the campus. The Brafferton is the second oldest building at William & Mary, constructed southeast of the Wren Building to house the Indian School of the College. New research on the Brafferton connects Indian students from the Pamunkey, Cherokee, Nottoway, and Wyandot tribes to wider narratives of a shared past.This is the first exhibition to examine the history of the Brafferton within the wider networks of trade, politics of church and state, and Great Britain’s colonial enterprise in North America.  Included in this exhibition are historical paintings, engravings, archival documents and contemporary Native American Art, assembled to explore the founding, funding and legacy of one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the nation.“This exhibition is much more than an assemblage of art. While our focus is primarily the 18th century, the Brafferton’s history is remarkable and it resonates with a number of contemporary elements,” said Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, Ph.D., director of the American Indian Resource Center at William & Mary and adjunct curator of Native American Art at the Muscarelle. Moretti-Langholtz and her co-curator for the Brafferton exhibition, Buck Woodard, PH.D., manager of the American Indian Initiative at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, are drawing on more than ten years of research on both sides of the Atlantic in curating this exhibition. Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America’s Indian School will run through Jan. 8, 2017. 
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    Indian Tributaries in Colonial Virginia | Dylan Ruediger | Third Thursday Lecture Series

    September 15, 2016 | 6 PM Dylan Ruediger, Provost Dissertation Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Georgia State University will offer an illustrated lecture on the Indian tributaries and their relationship to colonial Virginia, with highlights pulled from the Building the Brafferton exhibition. 
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    Commonwealth’s Efforts to Address Sea Level Rise and Chesapeake Bay TMDL | Elizabeth Andrews and Peggy Sanner | First Tuesday Lecture Series

    October 4, 2016 | 6 PM Elizabeth Andrews, Professor of the Practice and Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, and Peggy Sanner, Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be speaking about the Commonwealth's current efforts to address sea level rise and the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.  This First Tuesday lecture is part of a series in cooperation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the College of William & Mary Law School and the Muscarelle Museum of Art presenting the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists.
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    Representations of American Indians in British Art | Stephanie Pratt | Third Thursday Lecture Series

    October 20, 2016 | 6 PM  Stephanie Pratt, Ph.D., Independent Scholar, specializing in representations of American Indians in British art will speak about the Parsons, Reynolds, and Verelst paintings, among others, included in the Building the Brafferton exhibition.
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    Future Environmental Challenges Facing the Commonwealth | The Honorable Molly Ward | First Tuesday Lecture Series

    November 1, 2016 | 6 PM The Honorable Molly Ward, Secretary of Natural Resources will be speaking about the future environmental challenges facing the Commonwealth, including sea level rise, the Clean Power Plan and the Chesapeake Bay TDML.  This First Tuesday lecture is part of a series in cooperation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at the College of William & Mary Law School and the Muscarelle Museum of Art presenting the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists
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    Fall – Winter 15 Newsletter Now Available Online

    November 11, 2015
    The Fall-Winter 15 Newsletter is now available in digital form at Issuu
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    Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    November 5, 2015
    Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane will be on view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee from October 30, 2015 until January 6, 2016.
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    Leonardo App Wins SEMC Award

    October 10, 2015
    Decoding Da Vinci , an app which allowed visitors to flip through an english-language interactive Codex on the Flight of Birds during Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty has received an honorable mention award in the Applications category of the inaugural SEMC Technology Competition.
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    The Art Newspaper

    May 14, 2015
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    New Website Launched!

    October 17, 2014

    We’ve built a new site over the past few months and are excited to share it! Visitors can now access and search selected works from our online Collections database and we’ve reorganized and redesigned our site for ease of use and efficiency.

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