6:00PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art - Sheridan Gallery

21st Century Diplomacy: Ballet, Ballots and Bullets
September 2, 2014 | Kathryn H. Floyd

A panel discussion focused on the current exhibition 21st Century Diplomacy: Ballet, Ballots and Bullets will be held at the Muscarelle Museum of Art on September 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm to kick-off the First Tuesday lecture series.  The international images, on view through September 28, share the photographer’s experience in witnessing narratives that help shape political, financial and humanitarian decisions worldwide.  The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Harvey Langholtz, Department of Psychology at College of William & Mary with introductory remarks from Ana Rold, Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the Diplomatic Courier.  On the panel will be international photojournalist Sebastian Rich and guest curator and William & Mary adjunct professor, Kathryn Floyd.  Carleigh Snead (W&M ’15) will round out the panel to present her experiences as a student photographer.

Press Release Available Here

News From Underground: Archaeological Discoveries in the Wren Yard
October 07, 2014 | Dr. Susan Kern

Join Dr. Susan Kern, Executive Director of the Historic William & Mary Campus, on a walk through time in her illustrated talk on the archaeology of the Wren yard over the past few years including very new discoveries and explore questions such as brew house…or laundry.

Toshi Yoshida and William & Mary: A Collaboration Across Borders
November 04, 2014 | Dr. Hiroshi Kitamura

Join Professor Kitamura as he discusses the extraordinary life and works of influential Japenese printmaker Toshi Yoshida. Kitamura will discuss the
influential role that Yoshida played in the sosaku-hanga movement and how this works in this exhibition served as a valuable educational experience for the students in his special fall seminar.

Presented by Virginia Company Bank

6:00PM | Muscarelle Museum of Art - Sheridan Gallery

Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and their Competing Ideas of Beauty
September 18, 2014 | Dr. John T. Spike.

Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were two of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Despite their similarities, these two renowned artists held strikingly different views of the idea of beauty. Join Dr. John T. Spike as he contrasts the heavenly beauty of Michelangelo, as seen at the Muscarelle in Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane with Leonardo’s view of beauty derived from nature.

Members' Reception
October 16, 2014

The October Third Thursday lecture will be replaced by the members’ opening of Tree to Mountain: The Woodblock Prints of Toshi Yoshida.

Matilda of Canossa, and the Origins of the Renaissance
November 20, 2014| Michèle K. Spike

Michéle K. Spike, renowned scholar of Matilda of Canossa (1046-1115) and Curator of the forthcoming Matilda of Canossa exhibition opeing February
2015 will deliver a riveting lecture on the life and extraordinary accomplishments of Matilda whose rebellion against the German legal system laid the foundation for the Italian Renaissance.


The Friends of the Muscarelle are pleased to present Music in the Galleries on select Sunday afternoons during traveling exhibitions.

Americana Music Scene
September 28, 2014 | 2:30PM

Concert featuring the Doubletakes and the Christopher Wren.

Holiday Celebration
December 21, 2014 | 2:30PM

This event will be a family-oriented concert featuring the Williamsburg Youth Chorale, Trebel Singers from Third Grace through High School and a singing Santa.

Sounds of the Renaissance
March 22, 2015 | TBA

Children's Tea Party, The Wizard of Arts (OZ)
April 19, 2015 | TBA


The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Wine & Run for the Roses Wine Auction, which it will host on May 3, 2014.  This event will begin with a silent auction and reception of the finest Virginia wines, showcasing a range of labels from across the Commonwealth.  The reception will be immediately followed by a live auction, featuring unique wines and exclusive lots only available through the Museum. Over 300 attendees are expected to take part in this exciting event, all proceeds of which will directly benefit the Museum — thus continuing to ensure the availability of world-class museum programs for the William & Mary and Hampton Roads communities, both now and in the future.


Docent led-tours are available every Saturday & Sunday at 1PM



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Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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