Events

  • Upcoming Events @ The Muscarelle

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    Music in the Gallery

    November 5, 2017 | Christine Niehaus and Liam Farrell | 2 PM

    In honor of the Fiftieth Commemoration of the first residential African American students at W&M, pianists Christine Niehaus and Liam Farrell will present ragtime and jazz compositions, respectively, in the backdrop of the exhibition Building on the Legacy. Christine Niehaus has performed concerts in Russia, Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, and Slovenia. In the US, she has performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution, the White House and the Kennedy Center among many others. She was honored as “one of the 28 Leading Washington Women Performers” by The Washingtonian Magazine. Liam Farrell is a senior at the College majoring in Music and Government. Graduating in 2017 with plans on attending law school in 2018, Farrell is also the Director of the Wham Bam Big Band, a student-run jazz ensemble, a piano student of Harris Simon, and a member of the W&M Mock Trial Team.

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

    Music in the Gallery is presented by the Friends of the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

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    Commemoration and Remembering: Building on the Legacy

    November 16, 2017 | Dr. Michael L. Blakey | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM

    Dr. Michael Blakey is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor at the College of William & Mary in the Department of Anthropology and American Studies, and is founder and Director of the Institute for Historical Biology. His work examines the interface between human biology and culture, including the social history of theories that connect biology, "nature," social inequality, and behavior; the articulation between human biology, racial ideology, and public policy; the political economy of health in industrial society; the bioarchaeology of the African Diaspora; and the ethics and epistemology of publicly engaged research. Dr. Blakey served as the Scientific Director of the New York African Burial Ground Project from 1992-2004. The author of numerous publications and the recipient of many commendations and awards for his contributions to our collective understanding of the impact of racism on science and society, Dr. Blakey is currently the Director of the Remembering Slavery, Resistance and Freedom Project.

    A reception will follow the lecture.

    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.

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  • Past Events

African American Art at the Muscarelle: Building on the Legacy

October 19, 2017
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October 19, 2017 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM

Dr. John T. Spike will examine works from the permanent collection in conjunction with our current exhibition, Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition, in honor of the Fiftieth Commemoration of the first African American residential students at William & Mary, features more than thirty paintings, drawings, works on paper and sculptures by some of this country’s most renowned artists.

A reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

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

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Third Thursday Lecture Series

September 21, 2017
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Please join us for our Third Thursday Lecture Series!

21 September 2017 | Fred Eversley and his Contemporaries: Light, Space & Energy in Postwar Art | Dr. John T. Spike

19 October 2017 | African American Art at the Muscarelle: Building on the Legacy | Dr. John T. Spike

16 November 2017 | Commemoration and Remembering | Dr. Michael L. Blakey

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Fred Eversley and His Contemporaries: Light & Space & Energy in Post-War Art

September 21, 2017
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September 21, 2017 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM

Dr. John T. Spike will give an illustrated lecture focused on Fred Eversley’s fascinating career and his contemporaries in the Light and Space and Minimalism movements in the 1960s, especially Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Richard Diebenkorn. This lecture is given in conjunction with our current exhibition, Fred Eversley, 50 Years an Artist: Light & Space & Energy.

A reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

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

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The Ancient Art of Scholars’ Rocks

July 13, 2017
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July 13, 2017 | Kemin Hu | 6 PM Lecture in the Sheridan Gallery

During this lecture Kemin Hu, one of the foremost experts on Scholars’ rocks, will discuss the philosophy, types, and connoisseurship of these special stones, as well as their reception in the Western world. Kemin Hu gained appreciation of Scholars’ stones through her father, a noted connoisseur of Chinese antiquities. She has become a recognized authority on Scholars’ rocks through her long career as a dealer, collector and author, educating the world on these unique objects. Kemin Hu’s personal collection of Scholars’ stones is one of the finest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. It is the result of a lifetime of collection based on stringent, high-level criteria. Considering both the care taken to assemble this collection and the demand among collectors for high-quality stones in modern China, it would be impossible to duplicate it today. Kemin Hu is the author of several books on the subject, including Modern Chinese Scholars’ Rocks, Scholars’ Rocks in Ancient China: the Suyuan Stone Catalogue, The Spirit of Gongshi and The Romance of Scholars’ Stones and Spirit Stones: The Ancient Art of the Scholar’s Rocks.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Muscarelle Museum of Art and the William & Mary Confucius Institute held in conjunction with the current exhibition, The Bones of the Earth: Scholars’ Rocks and the Natural World in Chinese Culture, Selections from the Robert Turvene Collection.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Parking is available in the Jamestown and Phi Beta Kappa lot adjacent to the Museum.

For more information, please contact Abigail Bradford at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

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

Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue in the ‘Burg

May 7, 2017
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Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 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

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A Personal Tour to ‘The Art & Science of Connoisseurship’

April 20, 2017
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April 20, 2017 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM 

Now on view in the downstairs Sheridan Gallery, The Art & Science of Connoisseurship casts an expert eye at six recent acquisitions for the Muscarelle Museum of Art’s permanent collection. These paintings by an outstanding group of artists — Agnolo Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Peter Lely, Peter Paul Rubens and Paul Cèzanne — represent several centuries of achievement, ranging in date from 1529 to 1866. In his illustrated lecture, Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will be our guide through this fascinating show devoted to the pinnacles and pitfalls in the identification of these previously misattributed works of art. Dr. Spike will be filling in for our previously announced speaker, his friend Marco Grassi, renowned art restorer, who will speak at a future date.

A reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

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

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The Domestic Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright – Taliesin and the Evolution of the Work of E. Fay Jones | Selected Topics in Architecture

April 11, 2017
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Tuesday, April 11 | 6 PM

Ed Pease, Professor of Architecture, The College of William and Mary

Architect E. Fay Jones, FAIA (1921- 2004) was the rare apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright who went on to have a distinguished practice of his own, winning the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1990, and his Thorncrown Chapel was named 4th on the AIA’s list of most influential buildings of the 20th century. This lecture will examine the influence of Wright on Jones’ work, the evolution of his own architectural vocabulary that eventually took him beyond the strictures of Wright’s influence, and how the success and acclaim of Thorncrown Chapel presented him with unexpected challenges in the final years of his career.

Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.

Botticelli’s Friends and Rivals

March 16, 2017
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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 6 PM Lecture at Small Hall, Room 110 | Reception to follow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art

Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will present an illustrated lecture comparing the paintings of Botticelli to his famous Florentine contemporaries, including Leonardo da Vinci and the young Michelangelo.

For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

Small Hall, Room 110 (300 Ukrop Way; behind the Museum)

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The International Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright – Residential Architecture in Sydney in the 1950s and 1960s | Selected Topics in Architecture

March 14, 2017
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Tuesday, March 14 | 6 PM

David Brashear, Architectural Historian

Following World War II, architects in Australia redoubled their efforts to find an architecture that was expressive of what it meant to be Australian. Many architectural students traveled abroad to study and to see important modern architecture in person. Some architects looked to the International Style, but others embraced an aesthetic that was more regional and organic in its roots, and clearly derivative of Frank Lloyd Wright. This lecture will trace the work of several architects operating in the suburbs of Sydney and the impact of Wright on their residential work.

Presented by MCV Foundation and VCU Health.