The Director of Engagement is responsible for the development, planning, managing and representation of the outreach and educational programs of the Museum working collaboratively with various departments of the College, students and greater community.

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The galleries are closed temporarily as we develop The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts. Press Release available here.

 

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  • Muscarelle on the Move Events

    14
    Dec
    2018

    ART FILM FRIDAY

    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.

    01
    Feb
    2019

    ART FILM FRIDAY

    Join us for our first Art Film Friday of the Spring semester on February 1, 5:30 PM, at Andrews Hall (Andrews 101)! We are proud to present the film !Women Art Revolution 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).
  • 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.