February 10 – May 13, 2018

Coming in February 2018, the Muscarelle Museum of Art will present In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums.  This extraordinary exhibition will feature 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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  • Hours
    Monday | CLOSED Tuesday - Friday | 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday & Sunday | 12 PM - 4 PM   *Museum will be closed for exhibition change through 2/10/18.    
    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

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    Feb
    2018

    Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

    February 7 | David Brashear | Frank Lloyd Wright and the Quest for an American Architecture | 6 PM   Frank Lloyd Wright departed Wisconsin and headed to Chicago at age 18, eager to immerse himself in the architectural fabric of the emerging and rapidly changing city.  In this session, part of our Selected Topics in Architecture series, David Brashear will trace Wright's early career, from his start with Lyman Silsbee and his subsequent employment at Adler and Sullivan, where he worked closely with and was influenced deeply by his “Lieber Meister” Louis Sullivan.  Both Wright and Sullivan believed that America should have an architecture of its own, and were strongly opposed to the importation of classical architectural themes from Europe.  When Wright broke with Sullivan and set out on his own, he immediately focused on the development of new architectural motifs that he believed reflected the spirit of American democracy.  
    15
    Feb
    2018

    Check back for updates on our Spring 2018 Third Thursday Lecture Series!

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.