Events

The Tyler Legacy at William & Mary | Karla Kraynak Bruno | Special Lecture and Reception

September 22, 2016
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September 22, 2016 | 6 PM

Join Tyler biographer Karla Kraynak Bruno, B.A., M.A. Ed., M.S.L.I.S., for an illustrated lecture concerning the impact of the Tyler family on the history of our beloved College. The focus will be on Lyon G. Tyler, son of the tenth U.S. president, whose many achievements include the College’s transition to a state institution in 1906 and welcoming the first class of women in 1918.

A reception with descendants of this remarkable family will follow the lecture. For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

 

 

Indian Tributaries in Colonial Virginia | Dylan Ruediger | Third Thursday Lecture Series

September 15, 2016
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September 15, 2016 | 6 PM

Dylan Ruediger, Provost Dissertation Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Georgia State University will offer an illustrated lecture on the Indian tributaries and their relationship to colonial Virginia, with highlights pulled from the Building the Brafferton exhibition.

Presented by EVB.

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James Monroe and His Built Environment at Highland | Sara Bon-Harper | Midway Wednesday Lecture Series | Selected Topics in Architecture

May 11, 2016
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May 11, 2016  |  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. In this lecture, Sara Bon-Harper will explore the property through new research, and discuss emerging narratives about the fifth U.S. President.

 

Bluegrass, Beer & Barbeque in the ‘Burg

May 8, 2016
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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

Wine & Run Presented by MCV Foundation & VCU Health

May 7, 2016
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2-7 PM

Join us for the 7th 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.

Art in Bloom

April 26, 2016
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10AM – 5PM

Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members. This year the Muscarelle Museum of Art is hosting top floral designers and Williamsburg Garden Club members to create the “Art in Bloom” fine art and flower show. Tickets are required for this event and are available for purchase the day of the event or in advance here.

Collecting and Connoisseurship: A History of Japanese Woodblock Prints | David Libertson, W&M ’09 | Third Thursday Lecture Series Presented by EVB

April 21, 2016
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6 PM

The Japanese woodblock print has held the West under its spell for over a century and a half. Since Commodore Perry returned to the United States bearing the riches of Japanese culture Western tastes and sensibilities have never been the same. One by one the great painters of the day – Degas, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Whistler and Lautrec all succumbed to the seductive beauty of Japanese prints. By the early 20th century, European connoisseurs of art amassed legendary collections and, later, American art lovers began assembling the portfolios that made the United States the world’s leading center for the collection of Japanese art.

David T. Libertson (W&M ’09, Trustee of the Muscarelle Museum, and president of the Ronin Gallery – the largest collection of Japanese Prints in the USA) will delve into the history of collecting Ukiyo-e.  His lecture will include a survey of Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock print connoisseurship and collecting, as well as how to evaluate a print and differentiate a fake from the real thing.

The American Museums of I.M. Pei: Radical Geometry | David Brashear | Midway Wednesday Lecture Series | Selected Topics in Architecture

April 13, 2016
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6 PM

Starting with a commission in Syracuse in 1961, I.M. Pei embarked upon a sub-career of museum design. With his strong sense of geometric forms, and his attachment to the plasticity of concrete,Pei’s Everson Museum was a sculptural tour de force.  His next commission came for an addition to the Des Moines Art Center, and both of the facilities opened in quick succession in 1968 to great acclaim.  His performance on these projects earned him a commission from Cornell University for their new art museum.   Ultimately, this sequence of three museums served as the resume that earned him the commission for the expansion of the National Gallery in Washington – and the resulting East Wing.  In this session, we will explore the importance of geometry and form in Pei’s work, and the variety of materials he used to complete these world-renowned projects.

Yoga in the Galleries

April 10, 2016
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6:30 PM

The Muscarelle Museum of Art invites you to our third installation of ‘Yoga in the Galleries!’ Relax and unwind during a 90 minute yoga session amidst the Japanese woodblock prints of our “Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido” exhibition. This will be a slow flow/restorative style practice, complete with a guided meditation. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. We recommend dressing in layers as the galleries can be chilly.

The practice will be lead by local yoga instructor Amy Thomson. Amy received her 200 hour yoga certification here in Williamsburg from Buddha Balance Yoga School. She also completed her BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota.

Yoga in the Galleries is complimentary for William & Mary students, faculty, and staff with presentation of your W&M ID. The event is also complimentary for all Muscarelle members, and $10 for the general public to benefit the Museum.

RSVP Here