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"The Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art offers exemplary preparation for careers in the academy, museums, and associated fields in the history of art. Its goal—through course work, internships, and travel—is to forge intellectuals committed to debate, inquiry, and scholarship about art. No matter their later training and career choices, graduates typically credit their two years in Williamstown as a defining scholarly and professional experience."

Notice of a show at MoMA that Hillary Reder MA '14 worked on--congratulations Hillary!
06/01/2018
Fantastical Cityscapes of Cardboard and Glue at MoMA

Notice of a show at MoMA that Hillary Reder MA '14 worked on--congratulations Hillary!

The visionary Congolese artist speaks of both beauty and the harsh realities of life in his Jetsonian cardboard cityscapes.

News of Diana, MA '09
05/29/2018
Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi to Curate Prospect.5 in New Orleans

News of Diana, MA '09

Prospect New Orleans, the city’s contemporary arts triennial, has announced that Naima J. Keith, the deputy director and chief curator of the California African American Museum, and Diana Nawi, a Los Angeles–based independent curator, will cocurate Prospect.5, which is slated to open in the fall...

An article about the work that Betsy Athens (M.A. '05) undertook at her previous position.
04/27/2018
Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

An article about the work that Betsy Athens (M.A. '05) undertook at her previous position.

Would you think differently about a work of art if you knew it depicted a slave owner? New labels installed at the Worcester Art Museum are drawing attention to the connections between art, slavery, and wealth in early America.

News concerning Erin, M.A. 2008
02/01/2018
Worcester Art Museum

News concerning Erin, M.A. 2008

We are thrilled to announce that Erin R. Corrales-Diaz will be joining WAM as our new assistant curator of American Art! Erin comes to Worcester from Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she is both curator of the The Johnson Collection and visiting scholar at Wofford and Converse Colleges.

Thanks, Ellery, for posting this!
10/07/2016
Lions Have An Albany Hudson-Fulton Celebration Past

Thanks, Ellery, for posting this!

The town of Williamstown, Massachusetts is currently restoring some artifacts from a pretty much forgotten celebration of two important events in New York State history. In the fall of 1909, variou…

Exciting news about Brett M.A. '02.
09/28/2016
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Exciting news about Brett M.A. '02.

We're thrilled to announce that Brett Abbott will be joining us as Director of Collections and Exhibitions this October! Abbott comes to us from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, where he advanced photography acquisitions, fostered major gift fundraising efforts, and organized a number of notable exhibitions during his five-year tenure.

Learn more about Abbott: http://www.artsatl.com/breaking-news-brett-abbott-leaving-high-museum-director-collections-exhibitions-amon-carter-museum-american-art/

Great news concerning David, M.A. 2004--lucky NYC and SMART Whitney Museum of American Art!
09/16/2016
Curator From Menil Joins the Whitney

Great news concerning David, M.A. 2004--lucky NYC and SMART Whitney Museum of American Art!

David Breslin will become the museum’s director of the collection. Cecily Brown has a new gallery. And Billie Jean King is donating personal items.

A strong interview with Dorothy Moss M.A. 99.
09/13/2016
Q&A: Dorothy Moss

A strong interview with Dorothy Moss M.A. 99.

Dorothy Moss is the Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and Director of the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. She serves as one of the curators of the ongoing “Portraiture Now” series and is currently developing an exhibition on Sylvia Plath. M...

Notice of exhibitions at the Bennington Museum, where Jamie Franklin M.A. 05 is curator and Robert Wolterstorff M.A. 85 ...
09/07/2016

Notice of exhibitions at the Bennington Museum, where Jamie Franklin M.A. 05 is curator and Robert Wolterstorff M.A. 85 is director. They're wonderful exhibitions. . . .

If you’re in the southwest corner of Vermont over the long holiday weekend, make sure to stop by the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont to see its current Milton Avery & photographer Duane Michals solo exhibitions; Marguerite Serkin reviews each in our September/October 2016 issue — an excerpt from which you can read here: http://zine.artscopemagazine.com/2016/08/michals-and-avery-at-bennington/

03/23/2016
www.studiomuseum.org

Kudos to Carolyn Halpin-Healy MA '86 and ARTS AND MINDS!!

https://www.studiomuseum.org/sites/default/files/artsandminds_release_031816.pdf

01/27/2016
Hear from the Curator

Katie Hanson MA '03 at the MFA, Boston

http://www.mfa.org/node/493286

Katie Hanson, assistant curator, paintings, Art of Europe, explains how this small-scale exhibition provides an extraordinary opportunity to look at Picasso’s creative process.

Allison Pappas MA '11http://artthisweek.com/?p=3497
11/18/2015
Art This Week-Roman Vishniac Rediscovered |

Allison Pappas MA '11

http://artthisweek.com/?p=3497

At the Dallas Museum of ArtRoman Vishniac Rediscovered Curator Allison Pappas interview Episode 264-November 12, 2015 This week, we visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and our interviewer, K. Yoland, speaks with curator, Allison Pappas, about the exhibition, Roman Vishniac Rediscovered. You can v…

By Dina Deitsch MA '04
10/16/2015
Two for One: robbinschilds in conversation with Dina Deitsch - Art Journal Open

By Dina Deitsch MA '04

By Dina Deitsch In the final installment of her three-part interview series, curator Dina Deitsch speaks with robbinschilds about site, collaboration, and the process of creating Constructions I–IV, which was commissioned for the 2011 exhibition Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Conte…

Yao Wu (MA '07) -- another MA alum heading to the Pioneer Valley. Congratulations on your new position, Yao!http://www.s...
09/21/2015
Yao Wu Named New Curator of Asian Art at Smith College Museum of Art « - Smith College Grécourt...

Yao Wu (MA '07) -- another MA alum heading to the Pioneer Valley. Congratulations on your new position, Yao!

http://www.smith.edu/news/yao-wu-new-curator-asian-art/

Yao Wu Named New Curator of Asian Art at Smith College Museum of Art Yao Wu is the SCMA's new curator of Asian art. Published September 18, 2015 Yao Wu, a specialist in East Asia with a focus on modern and contemporary Chinese art, has been appointed as the inaugural Jane Chace Carroll Curator of As…

Congrats to Stephanie Schumann Mitchell (MA '08) on her new position as Executive Director of Houston's Lawndale Art Cen...
09/16/2015
Lawndale Has a New Director! | Glasstire Texas

Congrats to Stephanie Schumann Mitchell (MA '08) on her new position as Executive Director of Houston's Lawndale Art Center. http://glasstire.com/2015/09/15/lawndale-has-a-new-director/

The Board of Directors of Houston’s Lawndale Art Center announced the appointment of Stephanie Schumann Mitchell as Executive Director. Before relocating to Houston with her husband, Mitchell co-directed the first on-line art fair, VIP Art Fair, and directed the curatorial program at Leo Koenig, Inc…

David (M.A. '92) returns to the (approximate) neighborhood. Congratulations, David!
05/29/2015
Mead Art Museum Names New Director | Amherst College

David (M.A. '92) returns to the (approximate) neighborhood. Congratulations, David!

David E. Little, curator and head of the Department of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), will assume the helm of the Mead on Aug. 31.

05/21/2015

Smithsonian American Art Museum posted the fellowship awards for the coming year. Four of the nine pre-doctoral fellowships have gone to folks holding Williams M.A. degrees. Congratulations to Layla Bermeo, Ruthie Dibble, and Erica DiBenedetto (all '09) and Ashley Lazevnick ('12). Way to go!!!!

05/21/2015

It's been a fine spring for the completion of Ph.D.s--hey, you all--and you know who I mean--how about posting a picture here, so the Facebook fans of this page can see how some folks choose to carry on and triumph? Congratulations to all!

Jennie--M.A. '01--in the news. . . .
05/21/2015

Jennie--M.A. '01--in the news. . . .

In this Unframed post, "A Curatorial Scavenger Hunt: In Search of Art and Technology" associate curator Jennie King describes her search for artworks and archival documents remaining from the museum’s groundbreaking Art and Technology Program of 1967–1971. http://bit.ly/1Afi9PL

[Andy Warhol standing next to a prototype for his Art and Technology piece "Rain Machine," 1969. Artwork executed in collaboration with Cowles Communication under the auspices of the Art and Technology program at LACMA, 1967-1971.]

04/30/2015

First review of Diana Linden's (M.A. '87) newest book, which is on Ben Shahn's murals--out from Wayne State University Press: "Each generation of art historians brings something new to the discipline; their publications reinvigorate old subjects with innovative insights. This is the case with Diana Linden's book on Ben Shahn. Linden has mined the historical record with skill and ingenuity and applied the latest theoretical perspectives on artistic practice, race, organized labor, immigration, the radical Left, and Jewish life in America in the first decades of the twentieth century to produce the most compelling analysis to date of Shahn's New Deal murals of the 1930s. Those who read this book will come away with a fuller understanding of what it meant to be a Jew, an immigrant, and an artist in the United States at a time when all three were the focus of intense public debate. The generous color reproductions also allow us to appreciate the strengths of Linden's close reading of Shahn's impressive and complex art."
– Frances K. Pohl, Dr. Mary Ann Vanderzyl Reynolds ’56 Professorship in the Humanities and Professor of Art History, Pomona College

News of Erin, M.A. '08
04/25/2015

News of Erin, M.A. '08

Following a nationwide search, TJC is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Corrales-Diaz as curator. A native of Washington state, Erin Corrales-Diaz is a PhD candidate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; she will defend her dissertation, “Remembering the Veteran: Disability, Trauma, and the Civil War, 1861-1915,” this summer. She holds a master’s degree in art history from Williams College and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington. Her list of professional and academic achievements is lengthy and stellar, and includes fellowships at Winterthur Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Library of Congress, the Shelburne Museum, and the Huntington Library. A past recipient of a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, Corrales-Diaz is currently completing her year as a distinguished Marilyn Yarborough Teaching Fellow at Kenyon College. In addition to her curatorial duties, Corrales-Diaz will also serve as the Johnson Collection Visiting Scholar at both Wofford College and Converse College. She will teach one class at each institution per academic year. These courses will focus on art of the American South, as well as more specific subjects within that topic.

From Jim Ganz M.A. '88
04/17/2015
Jewel City

From Jim Ganz M.A. '88

Timed with the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) of 1915, Jewel City presents a large and representative selection of artworks from the fair, emphasizing the variety of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints that greeted attendees. It is unique in its focus on…

The triumphant return of the library we love, just in time for the arrival of a new class!
08/20/2013

The triumphant return of the library we love, just in time for the arrival of a new class!

Update. Rush to September. Clark collection travels from the Loading Dock through the Tunnels...

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