The web-based project by art professor Laylah Ali ’91focuses on the legacy of white abolitionist John Brown.
Original and extraordinary, artist Zhan Wang’s artwork serves as inspiration.
Imagine this: You’re a student in your second semester at Williams, and you check out a Cézanne from the Williams College Museum of Art, the way you might check out Moby Dick from the library. Now you can.
A curious artifact at the Williams College Museum of Art regains its humanity and its place in history.
Imagine holding in your hands a piece of the rope used to hang the man who assassinated President James A. Garfield in 1882. Or a handwritten letter Ephraim Williams’ sister wrote after his death in 1755, describing her brother’s wounds in great detail and decrying the French and Indian War. In the Williams College Museum of
“Books possess a magical, elusive quality that we often overlook when we read as scholars,” says Rudi Yniguez ’16. “In a typical class, our time is spent screening sentences for symbolism or analyzing syntax, instead of allowing the natural rhythm of the book to pull or push us along as it’s intended to do.” So