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Showing Results for: Dec 21, 2014 to Jan 20, 2015
“Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America”
A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery.
The 100-year-old term “fraktur” initially described colorful and fancifully designed watercolors and illuminated manuscripts, usually recording births, baptisms, marriages and, in some instances, deaths, before the advent of centralized vital recordkeeping. For formal documents, the German-language scriveners favored an elaborate alphabet with letters that had a broken — or fractured — appearance.06/29/2013 - 06/30/2015
A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
This wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry.
Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early southern style.
The exhibition was made possible by Carolyn and Michael McNamara.02/14/2014 - 12/31/2015
China of the Most Fashionable Sort Exhibition
China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America will open March 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of eighteenth-century colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it indicated wealth and status. This exhibit will illustrate the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia. Objects recovered from archaeological excavations will also be featured.03/15/2014 - 12/31/2014
Gallery at York Hall
The Gallery at York Hall opened for its 13th season on Tuesday, April 1. The Gallery is operated by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and managed by volunteer Sharon Owen. Located in York Hall, the Gallery features a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The exhibits feature the works of over 30 local artists, increasing the awareness of high quality art in the community and showcasing historic Yorktown as an arts destination.
The Gallery’s 30-plus volunteers also serve the community by maintaining a visitor information area, offering brochures, maps, discounts, and friendly service and hospitality to over 17,000 guests annually.
Exhibits at the gallery include quilts, mixed media, and pottery, featuring local botanical artist Linda Miller and pottery artist Brenda Mahoney. From April 30 through May 3, the Gallery will host an artist reception and print signing by Linda Miller. Brenda Mahoney will be at the gallery on May 4 for a pottery demonstration. The spring/summer exhibits at the gallery are as follows:
APRIL – MAY ‘Quilts’ Exhibit
JUNE - ‘Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring Brenda Mahoney
- April 30 – May 3 Artist reception and printsigning by botanical artist Linda Miller
- May 4 – Brenda Mahoney, pottery
JULY - Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring all gallery PottersAUGUST - ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings04/01/2014 - 12/30/2014
- June 7-8 – Linda Miller, demos & print signing
Tues - Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1-4pm
Kabuki Theater Woodcuts Exhibit
Kabuki (its name comprised of the Kanji characters for “sing”, “dance”, and “skill”) is a form of Japanese theatre known for its elaborate costumes, striking makeup, and intricate choreography. The ancient celebration of the beautiful and the bizarre is immortalized in this exhibition of Kabuki theatre woodcuts from the permanent collection.04/29/2014 - 01/11/2015
A Celebration of Quilts
June 7, 2014 Through June 2016
Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts include a variety of techniques, from whole cloth to appliqué and piecing. They represent makers from many regions and ethnic groups, including Anglo-Americans, African-Americans, Hawaiians, and Amish.06/07/2014 - 06/30/2016
Jacques Callot Studies from the Permanent Collection
This collection of etchings, by the 17th-century French printmaker Jacques Callot, represents a significant acquisition for the Museum. A variety of series that Callot completed over his career are on view, including a pristine impression of one of his best-known works, the etching of Saint Amond. Shown in the Herman Print Study Room, the viewer will have a chance to explore the provenance, or history of ownership, of the works on view.08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015
European Paintings from the Permanent Collection and Important Loans
This exhibition is comprised of a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection of Francesco and Oletta Lauro. Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca Giordano are among the important artists on view.08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015
CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SCENE: Painters of the Federal Art Program
The paintings and watercolors in this exhibition were commissioned by the Federal Arts Project (1935—1943), a sector of the Works Progress Administration that promoted the creation of hundreds of thousands of works of art around the country for display in schools, libraries, and other public buildings. This collection of works, on loan from U.S. General Services Administration, portrays the growing urbanization of American rural landscape and its people from the beginnings of the Depression into World War II.08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015
American Naturalism: Selections from the Owens Foundation Exhibit
This exhibition highlights the idea of the beauty of nature in art, a key theme of 19th-century American landscape painters. Generously lent from the Owens Foundation, works by Thomas Cole, Robert Henri and Edward Potthast are among the artists represented.08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015
“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats.
More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum, including a 19th-century cypress canoe, wood samples, photographic images, woodworking and boatbuilding tools, and scale models, will illustrate the fabrication, employment, sailing and racing of the Chesapeake Bay log canoe.
A related "Community Day: On the Riverfront" event on September 20 features tours of the special exhibition, chantey musical performances, maritime interpretive programs, period games and children's crafts. Visitors can visit the re-created Powhatan Indian village to learn the process of making a dugout canoe.
09/19/2014 - 09/08/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.
Toshi Yoshida exhibit at Muscarelle Museum of Art
Toshi Yoshida, 1911-1995
October 16, 2014 — January 11, 2015
Whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a visit to the Muscarelle is always an invigorating and unique experience in Williamsburg. From standing in awe of Old Masters like Titian & Velasquez, to soaking in the emotion of abstract expressionists like Goldberg, and Auerbach, the Muscarelle offers an array of art from various ages and cultures.
Docent led-tours are available every Saturday & Sunday10/16/2014 - 01/11/2015
Tue - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM|Sat - Sun: Noon - 4 PM | Monday: Closed
Christmas in Yorktown Exhibit at The Gallery at York Hall
Come and enjoy the best of the best of local artist around our area. There will be a mix of local and Christmas holiday art pieces at the Gallery at York Hall. You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. Open April - Dec Tues thru Sat 10am to 4, Sun 1pm to 4pm. Free. 757.890.4490.11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
MAD presents: The Holidays lin Food and Art
Thanksgiving and Christmas inspired chocolate desserts and cookies by Marcel Desaulniers are complemented by a collection of handmade Santas made by Connie Desaulniers11/18/2014 - 12/31/2014
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
A Touch of Earth Featured Artist of the Month – Russell Turnage
Come see the works of local artist Fussell Turnage on display all month. Mr. Turnage is a local ceramic artist specializing in pottery.
Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing a variety of unique original works in stoneware and porcelain, wearable art jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, watercolors and the newest addition of one of a kind quilted art wall hangings.12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
HOURS Mon- Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sun noon-5:00pm
Exquisite pottery by local ceramic artist, Russell Turnage
New work by ceramic artist, Russell Turnage . Exquisite and functional pieces for everyday use and special occasions.12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
During the month of December
“A Christmas Carol” Street Theater – Merchants Square
Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling.12/21/2014Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.
First Night Williamsburg
First Night of Williamsburg is a family-oriented, non-alcoholic New Year's Eve celebration of the performing arts presented throughout the City and on the campus of the College of William & Mary.
Premiere New Year's Eve event in downtown Williamsburg. Stages will be open throughout the City and on the campus of the College of William & Mary. $15 Admission buttons required and are on sale at 20 local locations. 30 live acts on indoor stages. Alcohol free event has entertainment for all ages. Food and beverages available for sale. 22nd year of festivities. Midnight fireworks at Zable Stadium..12/31/2014KIDS SHOW 3 - 7 pm, Main Stages 7 - 11:30, Fireworks @ Midnight
Make Your Own Ceramic Ornament (Youth)
Make your own, unique mixed media painting! In a two-hour class, you will learn the basics of mixed media painting and create your own piece of art! Visit our website for details and to register.01/06/201510a.m.-12 p.m.
Williamsburg Players presents RUN FOR YOUR WIFE
A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding! This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York!
01/15/2015 - 01/31/2015
- Written by Ray Cooney
- Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
- Directed by Carole Meyer
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM (subject to channge)
Introduction to Making Ceramics
Taught by our artist-in-residence, this two-hour class is an introduction to the basics of making ceramics by both the slab building and coil building methods.01/15/20156-8 p.m.
Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Wet Felted Flower Class with Artist Barb Risucci
Come join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower.01/17/20159:00am – 12:00pm
Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Embellished Wet Felted Purse with Artist Barb Risucci
Come join Artist Barb Risucci to create your own one-of-a-kind wet felted purse where we explore adding texture with other fibers and fabrics such as silk, yarn, and/or cheesecloth. No experience required. Come and get your creativity fix!01/17/201512:30pm – 3:30pm
Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Embellished Wet Felted Purse with Artist Barb Risucci
Come join Artist Barb Risucci to create your own one-of-a-kind wet felted purse where we explore adding texture with other fibers and fabrics such as silk, yarn, and/or cheesecloth. No experience required. Come and get your creativity fix!01/18/20151:00pm – 4:00pm