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Friday, March 25, 2016

Williams College Museum of Art

Williams College Museum of Art
Yesterday was a perfect, sunny day for a drive over the Petersburgh Pass to Williamstown.  The usual timing for sandwiches at Papa Charlie's Deli and then a walk over to the Williams College Museum of Art.  I subscribe to the Destination Williamstown feed, which had alerted me to a new exhibit I knew we'd enjoy -- Not Theories, but Revelations: The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer." That exhibit was terrific.  They asked that no photos be taken of it, but were okay with photographing the rest of the exhibits.

This museum is a hidden jewel.  No admission is charged, although donations are always welcome. It's not too small and not too big -- just right when you're getting the March stir-crazies.

Both Sides Now exhibit

As always, click on an image to enlarge it.

From the WCMA permanet holdings:

Her Past Record - ca. 1900, John George Brown

The Head and Right Hand of Michelangelo and a Subsidiary Study of  the Right Hand of Aristotle: Studies for the Apotheosis of Homer - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, ca. 1826-27

Bust of Abraham Lincoln - Sarah Fisher Ames, ca. 1864-66

It is my understanding that Republican Abraham Lincoln was not considered a bully, narcissist, misogynist, con artist, phony or fraud. His opponents never called him "Lying Abe Lincoln," and he never tweeted photos of his opponent's wife's GQ magazine spreads.


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