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Publication Studio Sets Up Shop at the Williams College Museum of Art

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Publication Studio is an on-demand press that prints, binds, and publishes original work of all kinds. WCMA’s Rotunda, the site of the college’s original library, becomes its latest hub.

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WCMA’s Assyrian Relief on View at the MET

Assyrian Relief from WCMA

Among the first and oldest works of art in the Williams College Museum of Art’s collection, the two Assyrian bas-reliefs were created for the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II, ruler of the Assyrian Empire from 883–859 BCE. The bird-headed relief is now on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, from Chapin Library, on View with Magna Carta at the Clark

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The Clark has one of the four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta on view through Nov. 2. Alongside it are documents on loan from Williams, in the exhibit, “Radical Words: From Magna Carta to the Constitution.”

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Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA

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Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth is an eight voice ensemble committed to exploring the full potential of the human voice through study with masters from non-classical traditions all over the world. Wells is the Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence and Director of Choral/Vocal Activities and Lecturer in Music at Williams.

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Theatre professor Omar Sangare Joins Jury at 2014 Gdynia Film Festival

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The 39th Gdynia Film Festival is the largest film event in Poland. Between September 15th and 20th, audiences will have a chance to watch the best films in various sections of the competition, and enjoy the program that also includes screening of young cinema, retrospectives, independent cinema, lectures, and workshops, as well as outdoor screenings, concerts, and exhibitions.

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M. Jennifer Bloxam Named Herbert H. Lehman Professor of Music

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This appointment is in recognition of continued excellent service to students, to department, and to the college.

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Williams Dance Students Perform at Jacob’s Pillow

Williams students dance at the Pillow

CoDa, Kusika, Sankofa, and the Zambezi Marimba Band participate in the 2014 Inside/Out Performances.

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Miranda Lash ’06 Appointed Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum

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Lash has been Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art since 2008. She begins her new role in August.

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Professor Chavoya to Work on New Exhibition About Chicano artist Edmundo “Mundo” Meza as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Initiative.

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Williams professor C. Ondine Chavoya will be working with curator David Frantz on this retrospective exhibition. Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions, LA/LA aims to take a fresh look at vital and vibrant traditions in Latino and Latin America art.

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Dance Department Chair Sandra Burton Choreographs at the Opening of Jack Shainman’s New Gallery.

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The School opened recently with Soundsuits by Nick Cave and 13 dancers choreographed by Williams College’s dance chair Sandra Burton.

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