Williams College Museum of Art

Williamstown, MA




Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Prendergast in Italy (7/30/09)

Prendergast in Italy; Gallery guide text for the exhibition by Nancy Mowll Mathews (7/30/09)

Warhola Becomes Warhol - Andy Warhol: Early Work (2/20/07)

Charles Prendergast: Beauties...of a Quiet Kind; article by Nancy Mowll Mathews (4/3/06)


Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film, 1880-1910 (4/21/05)

Mostly Photography and Signs and Signals (1/15/04)

Libby Barker Gardner: Artifacts (6/24/03)

Celebrating 75 Years-American Dreams: American Art to 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art (6/21/01)

The Last Take-Out: Paper Works by William B. Schade (7/13/00)


The Art of Leisure: Maurice and Charles Prendergast in the Williams College Museum of Art (6/16/00)

Kitchen Fit: New Paintings by John Recco (5/19/00)

Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project (2/22/00) - (rev. 3/31/00)

William Wegman: Drawing, Video, Painting, Photography (6/17/99) and revised 7/2/99)

American Naive Paintings from the National Gallery of Art (1997)

Maurice Prendergast: The State of the Estate (1997)


About the Museum

Karl Weston, the museum's founder and first director, established the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) in 1926 to provide Williams College students with the opportunity for firsthand observation of fine works of art. The museum has a national reputation as one of the finest college art museums in the country with 12,000 objects in the permanent collection. (left: original 1846 rotunda, now the Faison Gallery, sculpture: Robert Morris, Hearing, 1972, © 1986 Steve Rosenthal)

Williams College is located in the center of Williamstown, along Route 2 (Main Street), next to the junction of Routes 2 and 7 in the northwest corner of Massachusetts. We are about one hour's drive from the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstates 91, 90, and 87. Driving time from Boston or New York City is about three hours; from Albany, NY, about one hour; and a good two hours from Bradley International Airport outside of Hartford, CT.

For hours and admission fees please see the Museum's website.(right: the atrium with WALLWORKS installation by William Ramage, 1988, photo by Nicholas Whitman)


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