Building Hope

Bright in color and sharp in structure, many of Jacob Lawrence’s works also have a dark edge. Some of the subjects in his paintings depicting black life are jagged across the canvases, seemingly sliding off the page into uncertain futures.... More »

The Williams College Music Department

At Williams, students experience a deeply communal and intensely personal relationship with music. More »

African Dance and Percussion at Williams

This course, taught by Sandra Burton and Tendai Muparutsa, deepens students' understanding of music and dance from Africa. More »

Unearthing the Future

Two ancient reliefs in the permanent collection of the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) may be among the few surviving relics of a palace reportedly destroyed by the Islamic State. More »


Living with an original artwork is something that few people experience. Now, Williams students have the chance to develop deep and memorable experiences with an artwork over an entire semester when they borrow a work from WCMA. More »

Summer Theatre Lab

Summer Theatre Lab students get to immerse themselves in theater making with seasoned professionals. More »

In the News

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    Zachary Wadsworth’s Battle-Flags
    Zachary Wadsworth, assistant professor of music, earned a rave review for his new composition "Battle-Flags," which was recently performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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    Jim Shepard on “The Book of Aron”
    English Professor Jim Shepard spoke to Aspen Public Radio recently about his novel "The Book of Aron."
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    Good Girls Revolt
    Art Professor and film director Liza Johnson '92 is part of the creative team behind an Amazon Prime pilot hoping to be picked up.
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