VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE is proud to present Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection comprised of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by renowned artists.

Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African American students in residence at William & MaryBuilding on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection was part of a yearlong program of special events during the 2017-2018 academic year, which spoke to themes of parity and desegregation.

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The Director of Engagement is responsible for the development, planning, managing and representation of the outreach and educational programs of the Museum working collaboratively with various departments of the College, students and greater community.

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  • Muscarelle on the Move Events

    29
    Mar
    2019

    ART FILM FRIDAY: MY ARCHITECT

    March 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater
    Please join us for the award-winning film My Architect: A Son’s Journey!  This remarkable documentary examines Louis Kahn's bold, modern buildings in loving detail.  Kahn was one of the most important architects of the twentieth century. His dramatic death in 1974 - alone and unidentified in the men's room of New York's Penn train station - revealed a triple life: in addition to this wife and daughter, Kahn left behind two illegitimate children, by different women with whom he had long-term relationships. As the architect's only son, director Nathaniel Kahn sought out old acquaintances and relatives of his father making My Architect a startlingly emotional human-interest story. Kahn explores his father's life with a spirit of generosity and a wonderful sense of objectivity, taking him around America and to Israel, India and finally Bangladesh, to create a profound portrait of a man, an artist, his buildings and his secret lives.   A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening (Run time: 110 minutes).  
    08
    Apr
    2019

    MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

    Culture Interrupted: The Pursuit of Looted Art & Antiquities | April 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM | William & Mary Law School, Room 120 | L. Eden Burgess, Partner, Cultural Heritage Partners | Olga Symeonoglu, Associate, Cultural Heritage Partners
    The Third Reich left a long legacy of looted art to be restituted, as did other wars and conflicts. In her talk, L. Eden Burgess will discuss how claimants have used the courts to try to right those wrongs.   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.   Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.   Reserve your spot here!   Non-Members: $5. Sign up begins March 25.       
    12
    Apr
    2019

    ART FILM FRIDAY: WOMAN IN GOLD

    April 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater
    Join us for a special Art Film Friday in conjunction with our Muscarelle Explorations: Art Repatriation lecture series! Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s voyage to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also known as The Woman in Gold).   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.   Run time: 109 minutes; a brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening.  
    15
    Apr
    2019

    MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

    Museum Ethics & Governance Issues: Basics and Beyond | April 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre | Thomas R. Kline, Partner, Cultural Heritage Partners & President, Lawyer's Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation | Jennifer Morris, Associate, Cultural Heritage Partners
    Thomas R. Kline and Jennifer Morris advise clients on art, museum, and cultural heritage matters. Their experience in the areas of Nazi seizures, wartime looting, forced sales, and thefts has allowed them to resolve a wide variety of disputes on behalf of families, museums, auction houses, and foreign governments. Kline and Morris will discuss museum ethics and governance issues that affect both private and public collections. Through a series of case studies, they will address museums’ responsibilities in acquiring and selling artworks; complying with local, state, and federal laws, as well as intentional conventions; and resolving ownership disputes.   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.   Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.   Reserve your spot here!   Non-Members: $5. Sign up begins March 25.     
    15
    Apr
    2019

    MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

    Screening of The Liberators | April 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre
    Join us for a special screening of The Liberators after the lecture by Thomas R. Kline and Jennifer Morris. A true detective story, The Liberators follows a dogged German art detective through the New York art world and military archives to the unlikeliest of destinations: a small town on the Texas prairie. The film raises intriguing questions as to the motivations of the art thief and the whereabouts of the items that, to this day, remain waiting to be discovered.   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.   Run time: 61 minutes.  
    19
    Apr
    2019

    ART FILM FRIDAY: THE RAPE OF EUROPA

    April 19, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater
    Join us for a special Art Film Friday in conjunction with our Muscarelle Explorations: Art Repatriation lecture series! The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and World War II. In a journey through seven countries, the film takes viewers into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. Now, more than sixty years later, the legacy of this tragic history continues to play out as families of looted collectors recover major works of art, conservators repair battle damage, and nations fight over the fate of ill-gotten spoils of war.   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Run time: 117 minutes; a brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening.  
    30
    Apr
    2019

    MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: ART REPATRIATION

    Museums and Nazi-era Looted Art: An Ongoing Journey to Resolution | April 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Williamsburg Regional Library, Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre | Karen Daly, Registrar for Exhibitions & Coordinator of Provenance Research, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    Issues of looted art and restitution, particularly of art misappropriated during the Nazi era, continue to be prevalent topics in art news coverage and remain important concerns for museums worldwide. Karen Daly will provide an overview of the issues, discussing the response of the American museum community, considering how recovery and restitution efforts have evolved to the present day, including an overview of VMFA’s experiences in resolving art restitution claims.   This series of programs is presented in cooperation with the following: William & Mary Art and Cultural Heritage Law Society; Cultural Heritage Partners, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving cultural heritage clients; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.   Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.   Reserve your spot here!   Non-Members: $5. Sign up begins March 25.   
    04
    May
    2019

    SAVE THE DATE FOR WINE & RUN FOR THE ROSES ON DERBY DAY

    The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present the ninth Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Auction on Derby Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 2 - 7 PM.  Laugh, libate and lift your paddle for a great cause!   Purchase your ticket here!