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W&M revamps approach to updating arts facilities

Upgrades to facilities will be completed in multiple stages over several years, said Vice President of Administration Anna Martin. Theatre and music departments to be addressed first.

Student, professors receive PBK awards

On Feb. 28, the Alpha of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa presented awards recognizing the accomplishments of Allison Oldham '13 and Professors Robert Leventhal and Barbara Watkinson.

Classical Studies adds new archaeology track

One of the College’s original departments and oldest disciplines is adding something new. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Department of Classical Studies will add a majors track in Classical Archaeology to its current tracks in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization.

Intelligent Design

Are you looking for a new wardrobe? An eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing terrarium? Or a new way to spice up your dorm room? All of these questions can be answered at by resident blogger Grace Bonney '03.

Mead: The art is in the fire

Students learn the centuries-old tradition of casting bronze as a form of artistic expression.

Muscarelle: Where Science Meets Art

Science and art – two seemingly different disciplines – intersected recently at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, yielding an educational and interactive fieldtrip for some 800 local elementary school children.

Susan Verdi Webster - Photo by Stephen Salpukas
Professor wins two prestigious fellowships in one month

It’s been quite a celebratory month for Susan Verdi Webster, the Jane Williams Mahoney Professor of Art History and American Studies at the College of William & Mary. Hard on the heels of her prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in early April, Webster has been chosen for a second fellowship – from the National Humanities Center (NHC).

Art Professor Celebrates 37 Year Career with Exhibition

An exhibition celebrating the 37-year career of Marlene Jack, William & Mary professor of ceramics, opens Saturday, April 16, at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, June 19.

Susan V. Webster
W&M professor wins prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Susan Verdi Webster, the Jane Williams Mahoney Professor of Art History and American Studies at the College of William & Mary, has been awarded the 2011 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts Research.

Alan Wallach
Saying Goodbye

Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History, Alan Wallach, Retires

Professor of Dance, Joan Galaver
Dance & Art Crofessors Collaborate

Professor of Sculpture, Elizabeth Mead and Professor of Dance Joan Gavaler collaborated to create “Symbol,” a modern-dance piece depicting a ritual cycle that embodies loss and regeneration.

Hindu Temple, Richmond VA
Art of India Trip to Hindu Temple & VMFA

Visiting Assistant Professor Melissa Kerin along with students from her Art of India course visited the Hindu Center in Richmond to observe Hindu rituals. They also visited the VMFA where they discussed the sensitive issue of the acquisition and display of Indian religious objects.

Elizabeth Mead
Mead given Alumni Fellowship Award

The 2010 winners of the annual Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William and Mary Alumni House on Sept. 16. Among this year’s winners of the Alumni Fellowship awards was Associate Professor of Art, Elizabeth Mead.

Adding a New Dimension

2-D artist Ryan Lewis '10 experiments with ceramic techniques and forms, starting with simple cylinders and moving on to more complex shapes.

Susan Webster
Professor Wins Fellowships, Grant, and Prize

Susan Verdi Webster, the Jane Williams Mahoney Professor of Art and Art History and American Studies, was awarded the Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Senior Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians and a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society to conduct research in Ecuador for her book on Andean builders in colonial Quito. Click on heading to read more.

Creating Art

Video: Anna Wagner '10 makes a charcoal study of Jacob.

Amanda Wagstaff '10 wins Charter Day Art Contest

With just three semesters to go at the College Wagstaff took the plunge and became an art major, a decision which, less than a year later, is already paying off. Her watercolor painting of Barrett Hall was recently selected as the winner of William & Mary's annual Charter Day art contest.

Future Shock: A startling experience

Direct from Japan (and the mercury sGIG)'s Future Shock, a whirling look into the fast-food culture infecting Japan.

The Museum is a Lab

So how do you put your best face forward when the audience is constantly changing?