On June 29, 2020, President Maud Mandel announced plans to convene an in-person fall semester with a full curriculum of hybrid and remote courses available. Her full letter can be read here and more details are available on the Williams College COVID-19 webpage. The following questions address plans for the museum during the fall semester.
The museum will be open to Williams students, faculty, and staff, for class use and by appointment for individuals and small groups. The museum is not open to the public at this time, and drop in visits are not possible.
Museum hours will be by appointment and determined based on class schedule and teaching needs.
Yes, Object Lab will be installed and we will welcome fall classes in an appropriately sized gallery.
Classes normally scheduled for Rose will take place in a larger gallery space for safer distancing.
Not at this time. To ensure everyone’s safety, access for public visitors is not available at this time.
Depending on condition and location, artworks will be available to Williams students, faculty, and staff for research by appointment. Works from the collection are not accessible to outside researchers at this time.
All spaces in the museum will be marked for safe circulation at recommended distance. Visitor services staff will help guide classes through the building and help keep safe practices.
All people in the museum will be required to wear cloth masks to keep all of us safe. There will be disposable masks available for anyone who has forgotten theirs. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be provided. Wipe down of teaching spaces will occur between classes.
WCMA is offering student internships both during the summer and the academic year, including group activities. They are adapted as necessary for remote work.
It is unlikely that the WALLS program will be offered this year.