Events

  • Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle

    05
    Apr
    2017

    Muscarelle After Dark

    Wednesdays evenings through April 5, the Muscarelle is open until 9:00 pm!  Come for a relaxing evening with original paintings by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli!
    11
    Apr
    2017

    The Domestic Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright – Taliesin and the Evolution of the Work of E. Fay Jones | Selected Topics in Architecture

    Tuesday, April 11 | 6 PM

    Ed Pease, Professor of Architecture, The College of William and Mary

    The Domestic Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright – Taliesin and the Evolution of the Work of E. Fay Jones | Selected Topics in Architecture

    Architect E. Fay Jones, FAIA (1921- 2004) was the rare apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright who went on to have a distinguished practice of his own, winning the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1990, and his Thorncrown Chapel was named 4th on the AIA's list of most influential buildings of the 20th century. This lecture will examine the influence of Wright on Jones' work, the evolution of his own architectural vocabulary that eventually took him beyond the strictures of Wright's influence, and how the success and acclaim of Thorncrown Chapel presented him with unexpected challenges in the final years of his career.

    Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.

    20
    Apr
    2017

    How the Conservation of Two Florentine Sixteenth Century Panels Confirmed their Attribution

    Thursday, April 20 | 6 PMLecture by Marco Grassi, painting conservator, collector, and dealer in New York. Grassi graduated from Princeton and quickly amassed an impressive client list, which allowed him access to some of the great art treasures of the world. This makes him singularly qualified to identify and analyze the attribution of two Florentine sixteenth century panels. One of the panels, Apollo and Marsyas, by Agnolo Bronzino is featured in our current exhibition, The Art and Science of Connoisseurship. Grassi will present his research in an illustrated lecture. The Third Thursday Lecture Series is presented by
    06
    May
    2017

    Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day

    Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2 PM - 7 PM
    The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the seventh Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day Saturday! Laugh! Libate! Lift your paddle for a great cause!
     

    Sponsored by

    07
    May
    2017

    Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue in the ‘Burg

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1 PM - 5 PM
    Join the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a fun filled afternoon of great music, fine cuisine, and even better company at our third annual Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue festival!
    For more information and tickets, click HERE

    Sponsored by

  • Past Events

Botticelli’s Friends and Rivals

March 16, 2017
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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 6 PM Lecture at Small Hall, Room 110 | Reception to follow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art

Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will present an illustrated lecture comparing the paintings of Botticelli to his famous Florentine contemporaries, including Leonardo da Vinci and the young Michelangelo.

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

Small Hall, Room 110 (300 Ukrop Way; behind the Museum)

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The International Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright – Residential Architecture in Sydney in the 1950s and 1960s | Selected Topics in Architecture

March 14, 2017
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Tuesday, March 14 | 6 PM

David Brashear, Architectural Historian

The International Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright – Residential Architecture in Sydney in the 1950s and 1960s

Following World War II, architects in Australia redoubled their efforts to find an architecture that was expressive of what it meant to be Australian. Many architectural students traveled abroad to study and to see important modern architecture in person. Some architects looked to the International Style, but others embraced an aesthetic that was more regional and organic in its roots, and clearly derivative of Frank Lloyd Wright. This lecture will trace the work of several architects operating in the suburbs of Sydney and the impact of Wright on their residential work.

Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.

Opening Night Reception for the W&M Global Film Festival

February 23, 2017
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Join the Muscarelle on February 23 at 5 PM as we celebrate the opening of the 2017 W&M Global Film Festival! The reception will be held in the gallery and guests are encouraged to explore our exhibit, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine while enjoying hors d’oeurvres and an open bar. After the reception there will be a shuttle service to the Kimball Theatre for those who are attending the opening night film. Tickets are $75-$125.
 

The Restless Genius of Botticelli (1445-1510) | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series

February 16, 2017
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February 16, 2017 | 6 PM Lecture at Andrews Hall, Room 101 | Reception to follow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art

In this illustrated lecture, Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will guide the audience through the historic exhibition, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities on view at the Muscarelle Museum of Art through April 5.

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

Andrews Hall, Room 101 (605 Jamestown Road; next door to Museum)

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Classical Precedents and Creative Invenzione in Italian Renaissance Architecture | Selected Topics in Architecture

February 13, 2017
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Monday, February 13 | 6 PM

David Brashear, Architectural Historian

Classical Precedents and Creative Invenzione in Italian Renaissance Architecture

The concept of rustication was formally introduced into the palette of Renaissance architecture by Sebastiano Serlio in 1537 through the publication of the first book of his architectural treatise. Serlio’s inclusion of rustication was a reflection of both antique precedent and the work of a range of important Renaissance architects. This lecture will explore the interrelated efforts of Serlio and the architectural production of Giulio Romano in Mantua and Jacopo Sansovino in Venice that collectively marked an inflection point in the use of rustication in architecture and served as guideposts to a broadened architectural framework that would be used by others as the Italian Renaissance continued to press ahead.

Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.

Botticelli Preview Lecture

November 17, 2016
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November 17, 2016  | Dr. John T. Spike |  Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM  |

Assistant Director and Chief Curator Dr. John T. Spike will preview the upcoming exhibition Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities. Through his lecture, Dr. Spike will illustrate and discuss the importance of the many highlights of the show, which will include the most paintings by Botticelli ever exhibited in America.  The theme of this historic show will be the transformation of Florentine Renaissance painting during the patronage of the Medici dynasty which led unexpectedly yet directly to the tumultuous Bonfire of the Vanities.  Presented by EVB.

 

 

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Brafferton Indian School Symposium

November 3, 2016
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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 sastewart@wm.edu.    Click here for Brafferton Symposium Schedule.

Future Environmental Challenges Facing the Commonwealth | The Honorable Molly Ward | First Tuesday Lecture Series

November 1, 2016
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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.

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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
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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.

Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.

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