Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfire of the Vanities

The restless genius of Sandro Botticelli (Florence, 1445-1510) is explored in depth in the most important Botticelli exhibition ever seen in the United States, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine; a major international loan exhibition organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Va., in partnership with Italy’s Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi

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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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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. This is the first exhibition to examine the history of the Brafferton within the wider trans-Atlantic networks of trade, politics of church and state, and Great Britain’s colonial enterprise in North America. 

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    The Muscarelle Museum of Art The College of William & Mary 603 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Current Admission: $10.00* FREE to Members, W&M Students, Faculty & Staff, & Children under 12 * Varies based on exhibition
  • Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle


    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.Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health.vcumcv_logo 

    Brafferton Indian School Symposium

    November 3, 2016  |  Session 1:  9 AM to Noon, Session 2:  2 PM to 5 PM Interested in learning more about William & Mary’s Brafferton Indian School?  The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to host a day-long symposium, titled Reflections on Virginia’s Colonial Indian School: The Brafferton at the College of William & Mary, held in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America’s Indian School. The symposium will consist of scholarly presentations by William & Mary faculty and Colonial Williamsburg staff.  Additionally, student posters will highlight ongoing research on the Brafferton Indian School. The symposium is free and open to faculty and students at the College, as well as the general public.  For more information, please contact Sydney Stewart at    Click here for Brafferton Symposium Schedule.
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