Stryker Center | May 1 – June 12, 2019 | Monday through Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 1 – 5 PM (except for May 26)
Sankofa is an Adinkra symbol from Ghana, which translates as “to look into one’s past in order to move forward.” Sankofa: Looking Back, Moving Forward is composed of drawings and prints by artist Steve Prince.
APRIL 5 – MAY 31, 2019 MUSEUM HOURS Saturday – Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Friday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
MUSEUM MEMBERS ONLY SPECIAL EXHIBITION HOURS
Thursday | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
SPECIAL ADDITIONAL HOURS Saturday & Sunday | May 4 – 5 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday | May 11 – 12 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Monday | May 13 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Muscarelle on the Move Events
MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
Presenting Art: The Importance of the Vessel | May 23, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Integrated Science Center, Room 1221 | David Brashear, Interim Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art
Art Museums loom large on the cultural landscape, and when new ones are built, they are important opportunities to present the current state of architectural and design thinking. In this lecture, we will explore recently constructed museums in America, including smaller museums on college campuses and larger institutions that serve as flagship centers of civic engagement in urban settings. We will also check in on the current status of our own quest for a new museum at William & Mary.Member sign up begins May 2. Non-member sign up begins May 9.Free to Members, W&M Students, Faculty, and Staff.
Non-Members: $5Space is limited, so reserve your spot or purchase tickets here.
Favorable review published in the Wall Street Journal highlighting the first-ever international loan exhibition of Botticelli’s works in the U.S. (curated and organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art).
"A Venus painting by Italian master Sandro Botticelli will go on view in the United States for the first time as part of a touring exhibition featuring sixteen paintings from throughout his oeuvre." Read the full article on artnet here.
The drawings were shipped with armed guards, the travel schedule kept secret, in frames equipped with their own precise micro-climates and sensors linked to computers in Italy. Once at their destination – a small museum on a Virginia college campus – more than a thousand students lined up on a cold night for their chance to spend time, up close, with Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.
After its extremely successful exhibition “Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings From the Casa Buonarroti” last year, the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., is turning its attention to another Renaissance giant.
Michelangelo was a notorious miser. He drew on every scrap he found around his studio, only on rare occasions beginning a drawing on a fresh sheet (typically when the sheet was intended for a patron’s eyes).
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