Art events

Close Look: Animal Philosophy

Williams College Museum of Art

February 20, 2018 4:00 PM

Professor of Philosophy Joseph Cruz and Curator Kevin Murphy discuss humans’ philosophical, cognitive and artistic relationship to animals.

Jazz Performance: Improvisations

Williams College Museum of Art

February 22, 2018 6:00 PM

A series of Jazz performances, organized in collaboration with the Williams College Music Department, will respond to and resonate with Sam Gilliam’s work and process.

Close Look: The Axis Mundi

Williams College Museum of Art

March 6, 2018 4:00 PM

Professor Antonia Foias and students discuss the meaning of the axis mundi and its significance to The Seeds of Divinity.

Dance/Performance: Walking

Williams College Museum of Art

March 9, 2018 7:30 PM

Artist Maren Hassinger choreographs an installation of her recently acquired work, “Walking” (1978). Dancers will carry the work’s individual wire elements into the gallery, where they will remain on view.

Dance/Performance: Suspended Gestures

Williams College Museum of Art

March 10, 2018 1:30 PM

Artist-in-Residence in Dance Erica Dankmeyer re-stages Martha Graham’s iconic Celebration (1934) in conversation with Sam Gilliam’s Situation VI-Pisces 4 (1972).

Jazz Performance: Charlie Parker

Williams College Museum of Art

March 12, 2018 5:00 PM

Celebrating Sam Gilliam’s love of Charlie Parker’s music, Kris Allen and Avery G. Sharpe perform original arrangements of Parker’s music.

Close Look: Mapping Stories

Williams College Museum of Art

April 3, 2018 4:00 PM

Professor of Geoscience José Constantine and Artist Lordy Rodriguez discuss Rodriguez’s conceptual maps that visualize global relationships, history, and culture.

Close Look: Sartre’s Situations

Williams College Museum of Art

April 10, 2018 4:00 PM

Explore the philosophical connections to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Situations in Sam Gilliam’s work with assistant curator Horace Ballard.

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