Clarence Otis ’77 didn’t become an art collector to try to correct the historical record, but he acknowledges that the art he and his wife Jacqui Bradley collect helps to tell a truer story about this country’s past and its politics. “When museums exhibit art that is not diverse, it is still political art,” he
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. Other pieces show people working, calm, contemplative and grounded. Radio Repairs (1946), part of Lawrence’s “Builders”
By Julia Munemo 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. The reliefs are carved into panels of gypsum that are each about 85 by 40 by 3 inches and weigh 1,500 pounds.
In the empty space of CenterStage at ’62 Center, an experiment of sorts is happening. Playwright Martyna Majok has brought her new play to the Williams College Summer Theatre Lab for some workshop sessions. Veteran actress Jessica Hecht, who is appearing in a production at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, sits at the head of a
LaFarge’s window honors the only Williams graduate who was also President of the U.S.
This past fall, performing artists Pablo Aran Gimeno and Jorge Puerta Armenta shared their expertise with Williams theatre and dance students.
The theatre department’s fall production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is just one example of the collaboration that takes place on stage, off stage, in the classroom, and around campus.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival started its 60th season with George Kaufman’s play, June Moon, starring none other than Williams alumnus David Turner ’97.
The new exhibition “Material Friction” at the Williams College Museum of Art explores the line between fine and folk art using rural New England works from 1680 to 1850. Folk art is art that has been created for everyday use by artists who haven’t learned their craft in an academic setting. The exhibition’s curator, Kevin Murphy,
By Julia Munemo Spend a week with theater professor Amy Holzapfel and you’re as likely to sit in on a tutorial about gender and sexuality in performance as you are to listen to her tell the director of an upcoming play what she thinks about its sightlines. Straddling the worlds between dramatic arts theory and practice,