Upcoming Exhibitions

The Adjacent Possible

July 9, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art (Sheridan & Spigel Galleries) | August 27 – September 27, 2019

This exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Mead, Professor of Art and W. Taylor Reveley Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow, seeks to analyze how humans cogitate and process our experience when viewing works of art.  The title of the exhibition is a term borrowed from the scientist Stuart Kauffman who defines “the adjacent possible” as the limits of creative potential and how those boundaries grow and enlarge the more one explores them.  The Adjacent Possible  ponders an area of science called neuro-aesthetics and offers first-hand experiential interaction with contemporary abstract works from a distinguished group of living artists comprised of Michelle Benoit, Phil Chang, Stefan Chinov, Jaynie Crimmins, Sara Dochow, Diane Englander, Pamela Farrell, Karen Fitzgerald, Helen O’Leary, Lorraine Tady, Jo Volley, and Susan York.

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Faculty Show 14

July 8, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art (Sheridan & Spigel Galleries) | October 4 – October 27, 2019

Faculty Show 14  highlights the diverse talents of the William & Mary studio instructors in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography printmaking, sculpture and ceramics.  A long-standing collaboration between the Museum and the Department of Art & Art History, participating artists include David Campbell, Suzanne Demeo, Michael Draeger, Eliot Dudik, Michael Gaynes, Mike Jabbur, Brian Kreydatus, John Lee, Jayson Lowery, Elizabeth Mead, Edwin Pease, Kristin Peyton, and Nicole McCormick Santiago.        

1619 / 2019

July 7, 2019
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Muscarelle Museum of Art (Sheridan & Spigel Galleries) | November 6, 2019 – January 12, 2020

As a contemporary response to the 1619 commemoration in Virginia, 1619 / 2019  will feature art works from African American and Native American emergent and established artists in a variety of media.  This exhibition marks the four-hundred-year anniversary of the arrival of the first documented African slaves in Colonial Virginia that, while part of the greater narrative of slavery in the Americas, helped to set into motion the ongoing repercussions of this historical event.