Category: Arts

Energy, speed, intimacy score win for ‘The Wolves’

Not for a single scene does The Wolves lessen its speed and lucidity. The second you enter CenterStage at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, the tempo is high.…

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April Fool’s photojournalism proves no joke in Weimar Germany

What do an annual prank holiday of ambiguous origins, the evolution of photojournalism and mass media in relation to conceptions of modernity and constructs of the ‘New Woman’ in interwar…

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‘No Agenda’ features works by visiting faculty that integrate the historic Town Hall space they occupy.

The art exhibition in the Williamstown Town Hall is titled No Agenda; however, the pieces exhibited and their presence in the historic building exude some political charge, if not an…

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Film explores the wild with Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall captivates in Brett Morgen’s newest film, Jane. Morgen resurrects over 100 hours of footage from the National Geographic archives, seamlessly stitching together documentary footage and present-day interviews with…

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Sawyer becomes gallery space for social change

On Nov. 8, parts of Sawyer Library were transformed into exhibition spaces. Students from a studio arts class offered this fall, “Social Commentary and Experimental Printmaking,” displayed seven art projects…

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Book of Job retold as ‘J.B.’ with circus sideshow performance

Last weekend, Cap & Bells performed Archibald MacLeish’s J.B. in the Adams Memorial Theatre. Based on the biblical Book of Job, J.B. follows its general storyline, while placing itself in…

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‘Loving Vincent’ extends cinematography with paint

In Loving Vincent, the first fully painted animated feature film, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman mesmerize with endless series of frames of oil paintings turned into animation. Loving Vincent…

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Virtual reality transcends technology, creations

“Well, that was enough sensory overload for today,” an elderly woman said to her husband as the couple exited The Chalkroom, a virtual reality experience that is part of Laurie…

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‘The Impressionist Line’ draws unexpected connections

What comes to mind when you hear “Impressionist”? If your answer has to do with vibrant oil paintings covered in thick brushstrokes – works like Monet’s The Water Lilies –…

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Exploring Indigeneity in the Arctic

On Oct. 31, the Clark Art Institute hosted a talk in its lecture series in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. This recent talk, entitled “Arctic Ink,” was presented by Christopher Heuer.…

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