Events

Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

March 13, 2018
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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.

2018 William & Mary Global Film Festival Reception

February 17, 2018
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February 17 | Global Film Festival Reception| 5-7 PM

The 11th Annual William & Mary Global Film Festival will take place February 15-18, 2018 with four days of films, special guests, workshops, and receptions. The festival will feature a diverse program of films and live events showcasing the work of international filmmakers, William & Mary faculty, and emerging student talent from around the globe. The Muscarelle is a proud sponsor of this event and we will be hosting a Saturday evening reception from 5-7 PM. Tickets are available here.

For more information about the Global Film Festival’s schedule and schedule and programs click here.

In The Light of Caravaggio

February 15, 2018
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February 15, 2018 | Dr. Dennis P. Weller | Curator of Northern European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM

We’re kicking off the Spring 2018 Third Thursday Lecture Series with an in depth lecture on our In the Light of Caravaggio exhibition given by Dr. Dennis P. Weller, who organized and curated the pioneering exhibition, Sinners & Saints, Darkness & Light: Caravaggio and His Dutch and Flemish Followers in 1998.

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.

Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series

February 7, 2018
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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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

January 14, 2018
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Free Admission on Final Day of Building on the Legacy Exhibition!

Please note that the Museum galleries will be closed for a ticketed event on Saturday, January 13.  However, as we re-open for the final day of the Building on the Legacy exhibition, we are delighted to offer FREE ADMISSION on Sunday, January 14, from 12 – 4 PM.  #WMArts #wm50Legacy #BuildingontheLegacy

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2017
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In observation of Thanksgiving, the Museum will be closed on Thursday. We will resume regular hours on Friday.

Commemoration and Remembering: Building on the Legacy

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

During Dr. Michael L. Blakey’s lecture, he will share research and insight from his groundbreaking work with the Remembering Slavery, Resistance and Freedom Project, and the New York African Burial Ground Project.

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 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.

The Third Thursday Lecture Series is presented by

Music in the Gallery

November 5, 2017
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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 museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

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

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.

The Third Thursday Lecture Series is presented by

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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