We will be closed July 1 – 4, 2017  in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen at 10:00 AM on July 5th.We hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July!
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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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May 6 – August 13, 2017

This exhibition represents a celebration and first public showing of an outstanding collection of Chinese art recently donated to the Muscarelle Museum of Art.  The generous gift comprised of twenty-one superb works, covers an arc of almost two thousand years of the world’s greatest tradition of pottery-making, dating from circa 475-221 BC in clay and 400-201 BC in bronze spanning through 1279-1368 AD. 

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  • Hours
    Monday | CLOSED
    Tuesday - Friday | 10 AM - 5 PM
    Saturday & Sunday | 12 PM - 4 PM
    *CLOSED July 1 - 4, 2017
       
    Location
    The Muscarelle Museum of Art The College of William & Mary 603 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Admission
    Current Admission: $10.00* FREE to Members, W&M Students, Faculty & Staff, & Children under 12 * Varies based on exhibition
  • Now @ The Muscarelle

    We will be closed July 1 – 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.

    June 5, 2017
    We will be closed July 1 – 4, 2017  in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen at 10:00 AM on July 5th.We hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July!

    The Art and Science of Connoisseurship

    April 5, 2017

    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. 

    A Deed Well Done: Thomas Jefferson’s 1783 Honorary Degree

    December 1, 2016

    February – August 2017

    Thomas Jefferson’s Honorary Degree , from collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society, is the only diploma Jefferson received from his alma mater and confers upon him “gladly and eagerly of the degree of doctor in the civil law.”  This pocket exhibition focuses on Jefferson’s years at William & Mary and the mentors who helped shaped the mind of the third President of the United States.

  • Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle

    13
    Jul
    2017

    The Ancient Art of Scholars’ Rocks

    July 13, 2017 | Kemin Hu | 6 PM Lecture in the Sheridan Gallery

    During this lecture Kemin Hu, one of the foremost experts on Scholars’ rocks, will discuss the philosophy, types, and connoisseurship of these special stones, as well as their reception in the Western world. Kemin Hu gained appreciation of Scholars’ stones through her father, a noted connoisseur of Chinese antiquities. She has become a recognized authority on Scholars’ rocks through her long career as a dealer, collector and author, educating the world on these collectibles. Kemin Hu's personal collection of Scholars' stones is one of the finest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. It is the result of a lifetime of collection based on stringent, high-level criteria. Considering both the care taken to assemble this collection and the demand among collectors for high-quality stones in modern China, it would be impossible to duplicate it today. Kemin Hu is the author of several books on the subject, including Modern Chinese Scholars’ Rocks, Scholars’ Rocks in Ancient China: the Suyuan Stone Catalogue, The Spirit of Gongshi and The Romance of Scholars' Stones and Spirit Stones: The Ancient Art of the Scholar's Rocks.

    This lecture is co-sponsored by the Muscarelle Museum of Art and the William & Mary Confucius Institute held in conjunction with the current exhibition, The Bones of the Earth: Scholars’ Rocks and the Natural World in Chinese Culture, Selections from the Robert Turvene Collection.

    A reception will follow the lecture.

    Parking is available in the Jamestown and Phi Beta Kappa lot adjacent to the Museum.

    For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

    The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home.