Saturday, October 21, 2017

Openings & Events

A People’s History of Performance Art

Williams College Museum of Art

October 19 - October 21, 2017

This live series stages iconic photographs of performance artworks as tableaux vivants, turning actors into objects.


Clifford Owens: Your Head is Attached to Your Body

Williams College Museum of Art

October 21, 2017 2:00 PM - October 21, 2017 4:00 PM

This performance-based, “audience-sensitive” lecture by Clifford Owens will be radically different from the standard artist slide talk.

Family Programs


The Half-Life of Love


May 6, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Explores the melancholic experience of romantic encounter: the heady sensation of first looks, the affective ebb of time, and the traces of a lover’s absence.

Tanja Hollander: Are you really my friend?


February 18, 2017 - February 18, 2018

In 2011, Maine-based photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander set out to differentiate the actual from the virtual by photographing all of her 626 Facebook friends.

In the Abstract


May 6, 2017 - May 1, 2018

Merges the formal gestures and historical associations of abstract painting with recognizable imagery and everyday objects to point to social and political realities of today.