Events

  • 11
    Mar
    2019

    MUSCARELLE READS

    Join us for our inaugural Book Club Muscarelle Reads on Monday, March 11 at 6:00 pm at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. Over the course of this series we will be reading books that are related to works of art and artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. In honor of 100 Years of Women at William & Mary, this semester we have selected Lee Krasner: A Biography by Gail Levin. Lee Krasner trained with Hans Hofmann at his New York studio, where she was exposed to the modernist innovations of pre-war Paris, including Picasso's Cubism and Matisse’s use of color and outline. Though her works are marked by these influences and incorporate other characteristic motifs— shallow space, reductive color, rhythmic gesture, geometric abstraction, and bio-morphic motifs— Krasner also frequently experimented with new styles. Krasner married Jackson Pollock in 1945 and continued her exploration in abstraction. In Gail Levin’s biography, she challenges previous portrayals of Krasner as living in the shadow of her husband, and shows that she was an independent and resourceful woman of uncompromising talent and prodigious energy.  
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch

    Please join Steve Prince at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a very special Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum with your lunch any time between 11:30 – 1:30 PM to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art through the artist himself. Each Brown Bag Lunch features something new, so be sure to stop by!  
    04
    May
    2019

    Save the Date for Wine & Run for the Roses Auction 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!  Further details and information regarding tickets will be available soon.
  • Muscarelle on the move!

    Please check back for details of upcoming lectures and events.  The galleries will close temporarily as we develop The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts and enter the next phase and future of the Muscarelle Museum of Art.  In the interim, Muscarelle Museum of Art programming will continue at select satellite locations.  Please check Muscarelle.org for updates and annex information.

    To learn more about this project, click here.

    You can learn more about the Muscarelle Museum of Art goals and priorities in the fact sheet, which can be downloaded here.

    Press Release available here.

  • Past Events

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

February 8, 2019
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Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, February 8 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a very special Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum with your lunch any time between 12 and 2:00 PM to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art through the artist himself. This installment of the series will feature a hands-on watercolor monotype workshop, a potter’s demonstration and a live musical performance!

 

DAY 4 OF W&M GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

February 3, 2019
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is a proud sponsor of the twelfth annual William & Mary Global Film Festival! For over a decade, the Festival has brought the William & Mary and Williamsburg communities together for an annual celebration of film and live performances. This year, the Festival will take place Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 3 with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions. Check out the full lineup of films and special events at filmfestival.wm.edu!

 

DAY 3 OF W&M GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

February 2, 2019
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is a proud sponsor of the twelfth annual William & Mary Global Film Festival! For over a decade, the Festival has brought the William & Mary and Williamsburg communities together for an annual celebration of film and live performances. This year, the Festival will take place Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 3 with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions. Check out the full lineup of films and special events at filmfestival.wm.edu!

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING: AN ART WORLD ODYSSEY

February 2, 2019
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is so pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the W&M Global Film Festival’s screening of The Price of Everything: An Art World Odyssey in cooperation with the 1693 Scholars and the William & Mary Department of Art and Art History! This film gives unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, and dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times – where everything can be bought and sold.

 

Join us at the Kimball Theatre (428 W Duke of Gloucester Street) for the screening on Saturday, February 2 at 8:00 PM (film run-time 98 mins). Tickets are available here.  This event will be hosted by Richard Lowry, Professor of English and Film and Media Studies and the Director of the film, Nathanial Kahn. There will be a Q&A after the film, so be sure to stay for that!

DAY 2 OF W&M GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

February 1, 2019
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is a proud sponsor of the twelfth annual William & Mary Global Film Festival! For over a decade, the Festival has brought the William & Mary and Williamsburg communities together for an annual celebration of film and live performances. This year, the Festival will take place Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 3 with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions. Check out the full lineup of films and special events at filmfestival.wm.edu!

ART FILM FRIDAY

February 1, 2019
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Join us for our first Art Film Friday of the Spring semester on February 1, 5:30 PM, at Tucker Theater (Tucker 127A)! We are proud to present the film !Women Art Revolution in cooperation with the W&M Global Film Festival as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of coeducation at William & Mary and in Virginia.   For more than forty years, filmmaker and visual artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected interviews with her contemporaries and shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details the tenacity and courage of pioneering artists such as Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Joyce Kozloff, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro and Nancy Spero among others. Emerging artists and an original score from Carrie Brownstein enhance !Women Art Revolution; a film that aptly touches on gender politics of the art world while striving to increase cultural awareness of the impact women artists make in our society.

The screening will include a short introduction by the student organizers. (Film run-time 83 mins).

 

DAY 1 OF W&M GLOBAL FILM FEST

January 31, 2019
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The Muscarelle Museum of Art is a proud sponsor of the twelfth annual William & Mary Global Film Festival! For over a decade, the Festival has brought the William & Mary and Williamsburg communities together for an annual celebration of film and live performances. This year, the Festival will take place Thursday, January 31 through Sunday, February 3 with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions. Check out the full lineup of films and special events at filmfestival.wm.edu!

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

January 18, 2019
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Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, January 18 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum with your lunch any time between 12 and 2:00 pm to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art dealing with provocative subject matter through the artist himself. Each Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch promises something new including an art installation, demonstration and a give-away!

 

ART FILM FRIDAY

December 14, 2018
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The Muscarelle presents our third installment of Art Film Friday, a free community event, on December 14, 5:30 pm, at Washington Hall Room 201. Please join us for the celebrated documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. Appreciated by Andy Warhol, the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that made him famous. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this cinematic biography, but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat’s own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man.

The screening will include a short introduction by the student organizers. (Film run-time 1hr, 33min). Washington Hall is located at 241 Jamestown Road on the campus of William & Mary.

MEET THE ARTIST BROWN BAG LUNCH

December 7, 2018
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Please join Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Friday, December 7 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a Meet the Artist Brown Bag Lunch. Stop by the Museum any time between 12 and 2:00 pm to learn about the methods and thought processes involved in creating works of art dealing with provocative subject matter through the artist himself.