May 8, 12:30PM - 4PM

The Muscarelle Museum of Art invites you to the second annual Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque in the 'Burg on Mother's Day Weekend! Purchase tickets here.

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April 16 – August 21, 2016

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to announce the North American premiere of Museumscopes: Photography by Massimo Pacifico,  a colorful exhibition on the surprising theme that laughter, tears, sleeping and dancing happen every day – even in museums. 

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Join us on May 7th on the lawn of the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, 603 Jamestown Road on the campus of The College of William & Mary. Tickets are selling fast! Purchase your tickets here.  Catalog now available online.
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Our signature series, Curators at Work, returns for its sixth installment on April 16.
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The Fall-Winter 15 Newsletter is now available in digital form at Issuu
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    Monday | Closed Tuesday - Friday | 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday – Sunday | Noon – 4 PM The Muscarelle will be closed to the public on April 26th for Art in Bloom.
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    Current Admission: $10.00* FREE to Members, W&M Students, Faculty & Staff, & Children under 12 * Varies based on exhibition
  • Current Exhibitions @ The Muscarelle

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    Museumscopes: Photography by Massimo Pacifico

    April 14, 2016

    April 16 – August 21, 2016

    The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to announce the North American premiere of Museumscopes: Photography by Massimo Pacifico,  a colorful exhibition on the surprising theme that laughter, tears, sleeping and dancing happen every day – even in museums. 

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    Curators at Work VI

    March 4, 2016
    Our signature series, Curators at Work, returns for its sixth installment on April 16.
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    Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido

    February 4, 2015

    February 6, 2016 — August 21, 2016

    Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido  explores the most traveled road in old Japan with fresh eyes. This exhibition presents five distinct complete sets of Hiroshige’s The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road never before displayed together.

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    Norman Rockwell and the Boy Scouts

    January 8, 2015

    February 6, 2016 – August 21, 2016

    The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of Norman Rockwell and the Boy Scouts on Feb. 6, 2016.

    On loan from the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas, are nine paintings by Rockwell (1894-1978), famed for his nostalgic and patriotic depictions of 20th-century American life.

  • Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle

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    Norman Rockwell & The Boy Scouts | Jennifer Landry | First Tuesday Lecture Series Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health

    6 PM Jennifer Landry, the Curator of the National Scouting Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, will discuss the largest international collection of Norman Rockwell Boy Scouts paintings, which is on display in the Scouting Museum. Rockwell blossomed as an artist when serving as art editor for Boys’ Life magazine. Rockwell maintained his lifelong connection with the Scouts, painting images for their annual calendar even after becoming an international sensation for The Saturday Evening Post.
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    Wine & Run Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health

    Print 2-7 PM Join us for the 6th Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health. The event will be held on the lawn of the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia, 603 Jamestown Road on the campus of The College of William & Mary. Tickets are selling fast! Purchase your tickets here. Don't miss the premier social event in Williamsburg. This year's weekend honors Charles & Ali Banks and Terroir Life. Fine and rare wine and extraordinary travel excursions all at auction exclusively through this event! Featuring a wine reception with fabulous fare from regional chefs, hat contest, Derby race raffle, wine raffle and giant screen telecast of the Kentucky Derby. Proceeds benefit the Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation a 501(c)3 organization. For additional information about this event, click HEREThe catalog is also now available online.
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    Bluegrass, Beer & Barbeque in the ‘Burg

    12:30PM - 4PM The Muscarelle Museum of Art invites you to the second annual Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque in the 'Burg on Mother's Day Weekend. The event will feature five kinds of BBQ and over twenty-five sauces prepared on site by Craig Reeves of The Catering Company, contemporary Bluegrass music by Drymill Road, and a selection of craft beer from The Virginia Beer Company--including a unique beer brewed exclusively for this event! Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbeque is open to the entire Williamsburg community. Don't miss a great way to take a break from finals and celebrate Mother's Day Weekend! Purchase tickets here. Adults - $35 Children 12 and under - $15
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    James Monroe and His Built Environment at Highland | Sara Bon-Harper | Midway Wednesday Lecture Series | Selected Topics in Architecture

    6 PM Narratives of James Monroe as a modest planter have been furthered by the appearance of his unassuming home, Highland, in Albemarle County, Virginia currently owned by the College of William & Mary. Recent architectural and archaeological research reveals new truths about the house, planned and built with the aid of Monroe’s friend and mentor, Thomas Jefferson. This understanding of the property sheds new light on James Monroe and his social and political aspirations. This session will explore the property through new research, and discuss emerging narratives about the fifth U.S. President.  
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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

    6 PM 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 at the museum on Saturday, Sept. 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. Admission is $10 during this exhibition. Admission is free to museum members; William & Mary students, faculty and staff, and children under the age of 12.  
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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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