The Museum is temporarily closed as we ready our galleries for new exhibitions. In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums and Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection will open on February 10th and remain on view through May 13, 2018.
Favorable review published in the Wall Street Journal highlighting the first-ever international loan exhibition of Botticelli’s works in the U.S. (curated and organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art).
The drawings were shipped with armed guards, the travel schedule kept secret, in frames equipped with their own precise micro-climates and sensors linked to computers in Italy. Once at their destination – a small museum on a Virginia college campus – more than a thousand students lined up on a cold night for their chance to spend time, up close, with Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.
After its extremely successful exhibition “Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings From the Casa Buonarroti” last year, the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., is turning its attention to another Renaissance giant.
Pelli Clarke Pelli of New Haven, Connecticut, has been selected as the architectural firm that will design a planned state-of-the-art facility called The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts, which will include an expanded Muscarelle Museum of Art.