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Yuchan Kim, Arts Editor

Yuchan Kim ’24 is a prospective art history major from Seoul, South Korea. He is a section editor for the arts section and has previously served as a staff writer for the arts section.

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Hamilton’s Wacissa and Alligator Creature in Remixing the Hall exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Williams College Museum of Art.)

WCMA displays purchased artworks requested by students in ‘Acquiring Art for the WCMA’ course

May 3, 2022
After writing a 20-page acquisition proposal, delivering a presentation to WCMA staff, and visiting galleries in New York to negotiate prices for the work, I was beyond excited when I learned that the two pieces my classmates and I persuaded the College Museum to purchase were installed in the upstairs galleries. 
The current display of 21 prints at Corridor ’62. (Yuchan Kim/Williams Record)

Corridor ’62 Gallery opens on campus

April 26, 2022
Corridor ’62 Gallery, intends to use the ’62 Center’s corridor to introduce the College and Town community to the work of artists from underrepresented backgrounds.
(Photo courtesy of Williams College Museum of Art.)

Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints presents a new facet of LeWitt

March 9, 2022

If there is one thing I know, it is that you either love Sol LeWitt or hate him. It is difficult to not have an opinion on LeWitt, who came into fame in the late 1960s and worked until he passed away in...

(Photo courtesy of Maki Yoshimura.)

One in Two Thousand: Maki Yoshimura ’22.5

March 9, 2022
This week, the computer (using a script in R) chose Maki Yoshimura ’22.5, who discussed her love for classical music, biology research, and “real sushi.”
Review: ‘Repro Japan’ examines Japan’s contributions to pop culture

Review: ‘Repro Japan’ examines Japan’s contributions to pop culture

November 2, 2021
The Repro Japan: Technologies of Popular Visual Culture exhibition, curated by Professor of Comparative and Japanese Literature Christopher Bolton, and open to the public at WCMA until Mar. 20, 2022, navigates the ongoing legacy of Japanese popular culture shaping the production, distribution, and consumption of visual culture across the world.
Sweaty Concepts, which draws from across WCMA’s collections, will remain open until Dec. 19. (Photo courtesy of Brad Wakoff.)

Review: WCMA asks itself questions via Sweaty Concepts exhibit

September 28, 2021
The Sweaty Concepts exhibition, open now until Dec. 19, shines a light on marginalized people, describing “experiences across gender identity, sexual orientation, race, and ability, that involve making a place for oneself where it does not already exist.”
The newly opened Poker Flats Gallery on 112 Water Street. (Photo courtesy of Poker Flats.)

Poker Flats Gallery on Water Street until Oct. 24, 2021

September 14, 2021
In the summer of 2021, Poker Flats stopped referring exclusively to the college-owned housing behind Mission Park, as Izzy Lee ’12 and Jared Quinton ’10 co-founded a pop-up art gallery entitled Poker Flats.
One of the most famous plates from Apocalypse, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (Yuchan Kim/The Williams Record)

A special time with Special Collections: Meeting Dürer’s ‘Apocalypse’

May 5, 2021
This past week, staff writer Yuchan Kim had the opportunity to take a look at Albrecht Dürer’s magnificent prints, along with many other astonishing pieces at the College’s Special Collections department.
Shirreff and her latest work, Still. (Yuchan Kim/The Williams Record)

Erin Shirreff provides insight into her Remainders Exhibition at the Clark

March 17, 2021
The proliferation of mobile devices and the internet ushered in a wind of change for the art world. Now visitors at art museums and galleries around the world can snapshot, record, and access artwork at their convenience. Canadian photographer and sculptor Erin Shirreff asks a question about this seemingly-effortless process that none of us commonly raise: What remains of art when it is translated through different mediums? 
Kamen and Hann’s source of inspiration was Joan Mitchell’s Sunflowers VI. (Yuchan Kim/The Williams Record)

Cures for Strange Times: WCMA hosts virtual workshops to offer peace

February 24, 2021
To help members of the College community overcome the fatigue of perpetual social distancing, the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) partnered with local wellness professionals to hold a month-long series of weekly virtual workshops called “Cures for Strange Times.”
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