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Welcome to the ART DEPARTMENT!

To Declare a Major in Art History, Art Studio, or Art History & Studio, first choose a faculty advisor and make an appointment to discuss your courses for next semester. Next, fill out the departmental Major Declaration Form appropriate to your route to the major, Art History, Art Studio, or Art History & Studio before you meet with your advisor. With your advisor’s approval then fill out the Registrar’s Declare Major Form.

Making and Studying Art Go Hand in Hand

The Williams art department is unparalleled among liberal arts colleges for its size and course offerings, its remarkable local resources, and the long history and strength of its major program. Occupying two buildings and sharing premises with the Williams College Museum of Art, the art department is one of the largest at the college. The department offers much more than a rich array of courses in studio art and art history. Art professors engage with students in diverse spaces, from the classroom and the studio to museums in Williamstown and beyond. Students benefit from an array of opportunities—critiques, lectures, exhibitions, travel, and internships—as they progress through the program.

Majors take the helm when it comes to events in the art department.  Students nominated to participate in the 1960’s Scholars Program invite outside speakers to campus, creating some of the most anticipated and exciting arts programming at the College from the ground up. Students exhibit their own work throughout the year in the Wilde Gallery in the W. L. S. Spencer Studio Art Building and at the annual Senior Studio Art Exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art. Opportunities to present research projects in a public setting, to study alongside graduate students, and to interact with renowned scholars in residence at the Clark further broaden the experiential scope of majoring in art at Williams.

1960s Scholars presents Keller Easterling
Thurs. Feb 15th 7-8:30pm
Lawrence Hall L231
Keller Easterling is an architect, writer, and the Enid Storm Dwyer Professor of Architecture at Yale. Her books include, Medium Design (Verso 2021), Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999). Easterling is also the co-author (with Richard Prelinger) of Call it Home, a laserdisc/DVD history of US suburbia from 1934-1960. Easterling lectures and exhibits internationally. Her research and writing was included in the 2014 and 2018 Venice Biennales. Easterling was a 2019 United States Artist in Architecture and Design.
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1960s Scholars presents Keller Easterling
Thurs. Feb 15th 7-8:30pm
Lawrence Hall L231
Keller Easterling is an architect, writer, and the Enid Storm Dwyer Professor of Architecture at Yale. Her books include, Medium Design (Verso 2021), Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999). Easterling is also the co-author (with Richard Prelinger) of Call it Home, a laserdisc/DVD history of US suburbia from 1934-1960. Easterling lectures and exhibits internationally. Her research and writing was included in the 2014 and 2018 Venice Biennales. Easterling was a 2019 United States Artist in Architecture and Design.
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The Forgotten Music of Pakistan: Screening and Discussion, Jawad Sharif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lodMNJ14swg

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The Forgotten Music of Pakistan: Screening and Discussion, Jawad Sharif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lodMNJ14swg

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Williams College Art Department Lecture Series:
Elle Pérez
Feb 8th, 7-8:30pm
Lawrence Hall, Room 231

Elle Pérez is an artist from the Bronx, New York, who lives and works in New York City. Pérez primarily works in photography and moving image, depicting intimate moments, emotional exchanges, and visceral details within their portraits, landscapes, and films.

Their work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally, and has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions at MASS MoCA (2023); the Baltimore Museum of Art (2022); the Carnegie Museum of Art (2021); Public Art Fund (2019); and MoMA PS1 (2018). They were included in the 59th International Venice Biennale (2022), the Whitney Biennial (2019), and have been featured in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2022), Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2022), Renaissance Society, Chicago (2020); Barbican Centre, London (2020); and the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2019).

Pérez’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among others.

In 2023, Pérez was the Abigail Cohen Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.

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Williams College Art Department Lecture Series:
Elle Pérez
Feb 8th, 7-8:30pm
Lawrence Hall, Room 231

Elle Pérez is an artist from the Bronx, New York, who lives and works in New York City. Pérez primarily works in photography and moving image, depicting intimate moments, emotional exchanges, and visceral details within their portraits, landscapes, and films.

Their work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally, and has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions at MASS MoCA (2023); the Baltimore Museum of Art (2022); the Carnegie Museum of Art (2021); Public Art Fund (2019); and MoMA PS1 (2018). They were included in the 59th International Venice Biennale (2022), the Whitney Biennial (2019), and have been featured in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2022), Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2022), Renaissance Society, Chicago (2020); Barbican Centre, London (2020); and the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2019).

Pérez’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, among others.

In 2023, Pérez was the Abigail Cohen Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.

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We're off to a great start with our studio Winter Study courses!
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We`re off to a great start with our studio Winter Study courses!
#williamscollegeart #williamsartdept #williamscollege #artstudents #artatwilliams #winterstudy2024
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