Purchase advanced tickets for the exhibition here! Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, this unprecedented selection of more than twenty-five masterpiece drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo from Italian museums is the first exhibition to explore Leonardo’s philosophy of beauty as contrasted with his rival Michelangelo.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art, in its first collaboration with the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary is pleased to present Matilda of Canossa and the Origins of the Renaissance.
Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle
Music for an Italian Countess the Muscarelle Museum of Art
The Friends of the Muscarelle Museum of Art present Music for an Italian Countess on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Museum. Two Rivers Duo, violinist, Susannah Livingston and cellist, Sarah Glosson will delight the audience with music from the time of Matilda of Canossa. Muscarelle exhibits on the life of Matilda, as well as the extraordinary drawings of Leonardo daVinci are on display. The concert, which follows the 2:00 pm docent led tours, is free to members and included in the admission fee for all others.
Selected Topics in Architecture: Modern Design and Its Debt to the Bauhaus
Isabelle Hyman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, New York University
Begun in Weimar, Germany after the end of World War I as a new school for the teaching of crafts, the Bauhaus played a critical role in replacing traditional design and decoration with a new language of form and materials. In this session, we will investigate the early Bauhaus and its workshops, and the dramatic impact it had on the appearance of 20th century art, interior decoration, and architecture.
April 7, 2015 at 6:00PM
Third Thursday Lecture | Friends, Romans, and George Wythe | April 16, 2015
Linda Tesar, Head of Technical Services, William & Mary School of Law Wolf Law Library
George Wythe was not only America’s first law professor, but also one of the most revered founding fathers in the American revolution. An esteemed teacher and mentor of Thomas Jefferson, and delegate to the Second Continental Congress, Wythe’s teachings and intellect played a pivotal role in shaping a young United States. Matilda of Canossa & The Origins of the Renaissance highlights the importance of Matilda’s revival of the study of Roman Law in the founding of the United States. Through careful examination of Wythe’s library and published case reports, Linda Tesar will explore the link between Wythe’s twin devotions to the law and Roman classics to see if he was indeed the first lecturer on Roman Law in America.
Third Thursday lectures are at 6 PM and followed by a reception sponsored by EVB.
Wine & Run for the Roses
The Muscarelle Museum of Art Presents the 5th AnnualWine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day
Saturday | May 2, 2015 | 2 PM
Laugh! Libate! Lift your paddle for a great cause!
Proceeds benefit the Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.
For more information visit : http://501auctions.com/wrftrwineauction
Selected Topics in Architecture: Time Out of Line: the Artist and the Architectural Model
Carolyn Yerkes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
In this session, we will explore the historical episodes when architectural models were the subject of art works. What role did models play in Renaissance architecture, and what can these models tell us about the process of design? Prints, paintings, and drawings of models invite us to tackle these issues, by bringing to the fore a new corpus of images. Drawings of models also present problems of representation: when and how did artists begin to survey architectural models, and why did they consider them a suitable subject for portraiture? Answers to these questions help us to drill deeper into problems of artistic process during the Renaissance.
May 5, 2015 at 6:00PM
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.
The drawings were shipped with armed guards, the travel schedule kept secret, in frames equipped with their own precise micro-climates and sensors linked to computers in Italy. Once at their destination – a small museum on a Virginia college campus – more than a thousand students lined up on a cold night for their chance to spend time, up close, with Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.
After its extremely successful exhibition “Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings From the Casa Buonarroti” last year, the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., is turning its attention to another Renaissance giant.