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2011 Spring Newsletter

The department recognizes Professors Alan Wallach and Marlene Jack as they retire this spring after decades of service to the department. Also in our news, Associate Professor Elizabeth Mead was awarded the prestigious Alumni Teaching Award. Please read about these news items (and more) by following the links below. Check back in July for our Summer/Fall Newsletter which will feature stories about student achievements, alumni updates, and information on our next Alumni Homecoming Event. 


Alan Wallach
Professor Alan Wallach Retires

Alan Wallach has been Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and Professor of American Studies at the College of William and Mary since 1989. He will retire at the end of this school year. Be sure to read about Professor Wallach's numerous contributions to the field of Art History.

Marlene Jack, 'Green Oil Pot'

Professor Marlene Jack Retires

Professor of Ceramics, Marlene Jack, retires after 37 years at William and Mary. A retrospective of her work is on view at the Muscrelle Museum of Art from April 16 - June 19, 2011.

Birdie Boone, 'Can't Get Used to This Lifestyle' (detail)
NEW Alumni Portfolios online!

Alumni Alberta "Birdie" Boone '85, Bill Fisher '98, and Sara M. Taylor '98, have been featured on our new Alumni Portfolio page. Be sure to check out this page to see their work and to find out how you can be featured in the future.

Associate Professor Elizabeth Mead
Faculty Achievements

This fall Associate Professor of Sculpture, Elizabeth Mead was presented with the prestigous Alumni Fellowship Award. Read more...

Associate Professor Charles Palermo launches a new online quarterly journal called nonsite.org. Read more...

Jillian Gibson, 'Sunken Garden,' Lithograph
Senior Studio Graduates Strut Their Stuff

W&M Graduating Seniors; Jillian Gibson, Lindsey Grunow, Cyrano Moore, & Natalie Rogers put on a fabulous senior exhibition titled,
Organic | Structure. Check out their images here.


Kathy Rose ('10 A.Hist), George Rose, & Marge Brown ('54 Studio)

2010 Alumni Homecoming Event Photos

Once again our Alumni Homecoming Event was well attended. We're already looking forward to next year's event!

Jennifer Root, 'Break Out' silk-screen print
Call for Funding of Undergraduate Honors Research

We would like to provide each honors student with $300 for research-related expenses. The faculty of Art and Art History asks for your assistance in providing funding for this important endeavor.