“As a university museum two of our goals are to utilize
the museum as a laboratory for learning and to
collaborate with the faculty of The College.
This exhibition provides us the opportunity to do both.”
-Aaron De Groft, Director of the Muscarelle
Hello! My name is Laura Conte and I am a Registrar’s Fellow here at the Muscarelle. These are exciting times here at the Museum and I’m happy to report that there are only four weeks until the opening of the Faculty Show 12! This exhibition is a longstanding collaboration between the Museum and the fine arts department at the College.
The 2012 show will showcase the current studio works of fifteen faculty artists from the College of William and Mary Department of Art and Art history. Their works represent a broad range of media including installation works, paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, and prints. The show opens on October 27, 2012 and will run through January 6, 2013.
Students and members of the community will be provided opportunities to engage faculty members through several gallery talks that will take place during the month of November in a series called Faculty Fridays at Five, which are scheduled for November 2nd, November 16th and November 30th at 5:00 p.m. Faculty members will be on hand in the galleries to discuss their works.
I will be keeping you updated as the show’s arrival gets closer with personal interviews with the artists, interesting tidbits, photos and so much more.