Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary

The Muscarelle Museum of Art located at Lamberson Hall on the campus of The College of William & Mary is a culturally-rich art institution, serving as a dynamic resource for our community, a working laboratory for The College, and a platform for visiting exhibitions and the museum’s own collection. Through staff commitment, college faculty expertise, college student service, and community collaboration, the Museum is proud to bring to life many opportunities and experiences. The collection has grown to more than 4,000 works of art from many cultures and historical eras. The strength of the collection is the holdings in English and American portraits of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that have national importance. Also included are a survey collection of European and American prints and drawings from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries, Japanese prints, African art, Asian ceramics, and a noteworthy collection of Abstract Expressionist paintings, drawings, and watercolors.

The Museum collection is supplemented and enhanced by numerous special exhibitions that bring works of art from public and private collections worldwide. These exhibitions provide opportunities for the viewing and study of material not otherwise available in this area. The Museum collaborates on special thematic exhibitions with academic departments at The College and with other cultural institutions and organizations. Numerous educational opportunities are offered throughout the year in conjunction with the Museum collection and loan exhibitions, including lectures, gallery talks, demonstrations, seminars, and symposia. The Muscarelle Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Department of Arts & Sciences of the College, is entering the next phase of its future. Plans are underway to build a new arts complex to enrich the experiences of the students and visitors and bring great new programming for the community. This will increase the space of the Museum, allowing it to bring even more of the permanent collection out of storage and to take advantage of more traveling exhibition opportunities. The new complex will also create more performance space for the music, theater and dance departments, and increase the laboratory and studio space for the art and art history departments.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: paintings, Photography, printmaking and sculptures

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