February 10 – May 13, 2018

In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums features important Caravaggesque paintings from the renowned collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, North Carolina Museum of Art, Speed Museum, Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, and Chrysler Museum of Art including recent acquisitions to the collection of the Muscarelle. 

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February 10 – May 13, 2018

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Women With Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection in conjunction with William & Mary’s 100 Years of Women celebration.

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  • Hours
    Monday | CLOSED Tuesday - Friday | 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday & Sunday | 12 PM - 4 PM      
    Location
    The Muscarelle Museum of Art The College of William & Mary 603 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185
    Admission
    Current Admission: $10.00*
    FREE to Members, W&M Students, Faculty & Staff, & Children under 12 * Varies based on exhibition
  • Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle

    13
    Mar
    2018

    Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

    March 13 | Edwin Pease | Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship | 6 PM   As part of our Selected Topics in Architecture series, Edwin Pease will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright's strong belief in architectural training through apprenticeship.  After time in Chicago, Wright returned to Wisconsin and set up a type of architectural “commune,” where students came to study not only architecture but other arts, including music.  The “students,” or fellows, also participated in an immersive lifestyle that included building out the premises of Taliesin and helping to provide for the necessities of day-to-day living.  After a sequence of tragedies fell upon Taliesin in Wisconsin, Wright permanently moved the enterprise to Taliesin West on the outskirts of Phoenix.  In many ways, Wright’s perspective on architectural education mirrored that of educational paradigms that came before him, like the atelier system of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
    15
    Mar
    2018

    Women With Vision

    March 15, 2018 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM

    Dr. John T. Spike will examine works from the Muscarelle Museum of Art's permanent collection currently on view in the exhibition, Women With Vision. This exhibition is in conjunction with William & Mary’s 100 Years of Women celebration and features over thirty works by prominent women artists comprised of a variety of media styles and time periods expressing their vision.

    For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at [email protected] or 757-221-2731.

    The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home.

    10
    Apr
    2018

    Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

    April 10 | David Brashear |  The Mid-Career Resurgence of Frank Lloyd Wright | 6 PM   In this session, part of our Selected Topics in Architecture, David Brashear will discuss Wright's hardships during the depths of the Depression; a time when the renowned architect was nearly written off as being irrelevant.  But his re-emergence as a powerful architectural force was announced to the world with his remarkable creation at Bear Run for Edgar Kaufmann – Fallingwater.  Hailed around the world as an incredible breakthrough, Fallingwater relaunched Wright’s career at the age of 69.  He would go on to do some of the most important work of his career following the Kaufmann house, including the Herbert Jacob House, the Herbert Johnson House, the Johnson Wax Building, the Price Tower, and the Guggenheim Museum, among many, many other works.  Wright’s last decades constituted the most productive period of his life, and he worked until his death in 1959 at the age of 92.
    19
    Apr
    2018

    The Future of the Muscarelle Museum of Art

    April 19, 2018 | Dr. Aaron De Groft | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM

    The Muscarelle Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Department of Arts & Sciences of the College, is entering the next phase of its future. Dr. Aaron De Groft, the Director of the Museum will present the plans to build a new arts complex to enrich the experiences of the students and visitors and bring innovative programming for the community. This will increase the space of the Museum, allowing it to bring even more of the permanent collection out of storage and to continue to take advantage of internationally important traveling exhibition opportunities. In May 2017, the internationally renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli was announced as the designers for the new arts complex.

    For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at [email protected] or 757-221-2731.

    The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home.

    05
    May
    2018

    Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 2 PM – 7 PM
    The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the eigth Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day Saturday! Laugh! Libate! Lift your paddle for a great cause!  For more information and tickets, click here.
    06
    May
    2018

    Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue in the ‘Burg

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 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.
    08
    May
    2018

    Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

    May 8 | Edwin Pease | Broadacre City and Frank Lloyd Wright’s American Utopia | 6 PM   One of the fundamental questions considered by many of the greatest twentieth-century architects was how a modern, technology-infused society should arrange itself for living.  As part of our Selected Topics in Architecture series, Edwin Pease will discuss how many architects developed their own ideas for urbanism; with some even defining their own brand of utopia.  Wright had a deep disdain for cities, and a very strong belief in the rural fabric of America, not unlike that of Thomas Jefferson.  He longed for American democracy to play itself out on our country’s vast landscape, seeking a way for life and land to be intertwined.  Wright’s utopia was described physically in his Broadacre City project, which included a model of a four square mile section of America.  He spoke extensively on his project, which incorporated many of his most important architectural paradigms and legacies that became the cornerstones of American residential development.