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Kick off the holidays with visit to Muscarelle’s costume exhibition

  • Glenn Close: A Life in Costume
    Glenn Close: A Life in Costume
    W&M's Muscarelle Museum of Art will exhibit costumes from award-winning actress Glenn Close’s career, including her roles as Cruella De Vil in “101 Dalmatians,” Alex Forrest in “Fatal Attraction” and Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard" through Jan. 12.
    Photo by Stephen Salpukas

The fall academic semester is coming to an end, which means green wreaths and red bows can be found across campus. But inside at William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art, festive colors shine brightly at the special exhibition, Glenn Close: A Life in Costume

The exhibit features costumes from award-winning actress Glenn Close’s career, including her roles as Cruella De Vil in “101 Dalmatians,” Alex Forrest in “Fatal Attraction” and Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard.” Three costumes from when Close ’74 studied theatre at William & Mary were restored as part of the exhibition, bringing the number of costumes on display through Jan. 12 to 19.

Admission is free for William & Mary faculty, staff and students, as well as children under 12.  Tickets for the general public are $15. The museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon until 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Below are holiday events and activities not to miss at William & Mary this 2013-2014 season. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted:

Yule Log

One of the most treasured annual holiday traditions, students will gather for holiday music and a special Dr. Seuss reading before casting a holly sprig into the Yule log fire for good luck.
6 – 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, Wren Courtyard

The Alumni Association and W&M alumni chapters and regions will host 23 Yule Log Celebrations and holiday events across the country. For more information, contact Kelly Holdcraft at ksholdcraft@wm.edu or 757-221-1172.

Choral Winter Concert

This celebration of seasonal song with sing-a-long carols will feature the W&M Choir, Women’s Chorus and Botetourt Chamber Singers under the direction of conductors James Armstrong and Jamie Bartlett. Tickets are available online through the PBK Box Office or by calling 757-221-2674.
2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall


Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

Various cultural organizations will perform readings, skits and musical renditions representing the seven principles of Kwanzaa. The evening will end with a family-style dinner featuring Afro-Caribbean cuisine.
7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium


Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Student vocalists Haley Bauser, Kate Skochdopole, Sophia Mortensen, Andreas Moffett and Michael Wakefield will perform a lyric Opera presentation of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite No. 1. Tickets are available online through the PBK Box Office or by calling 757-221-2674.
8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall


Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

The Wind Ensemble will perform Leonard Bernstein's symphonic dances from West Side Story under the direction of Paul Bhasin. Tickets are available online through the PBK Box Office or by calling 757-221-2674.
4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall


Winter Graduates Reception

A reception and recognition ceremony will honor graduate and undergraduate students who have completed their degrees in December/January.
3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, Sadler Center, Chesapeake Rooms