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
Re-scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM, please join us for a screening of The Rape of Europa in conjunction with our Muscarelle Explorations: Art Repatriation series!
VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE is proud to present Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection comprised of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by renowned artists.
Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African American students in residence at William & Mary, Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection was part of a yearlong program of special events during the 2017-2018 academic year, which spoke to themes of parity and desegregation.
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).
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.
In 2002, David Brashear sent his first memo about the future of the Muscarelle Museum facility. After 17 years, Brashear, now the museum’s interim director, is leading the next step in that direction.
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).