6/14/18 - 9/9/18

Crispin Jay Salapare III, Class of 2020

Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces

Each semester students borrow one of 123 original works of art from WCMA’s collection to hang in their dorms. Serving as temporary stewards to works by Albrecht Dürer, Paul Cezanne, Titus Kaphar, and Kiki Smith, among others, students connect with the artworks and record their reflections. Curated by student Crispin Jay (CJ) Salapare III, this exhibition tells the story of WALLS through the voices and perspectives of Williams students.

This selection of art from the WALLS collection is organized into four themes surfaced through student journal entries. It explores the potential of these works to serve as companions, sources of tranquility, sites of questioning, and conduits of memory. 

WALLS is made possible by the Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts established by Allan W. Fulkerson ’54.

Installation photograph by Jim Gipe, Pivot Media.

Which WALLS work would you choose?

Twice a week from Jun 20—Aug 17, 2018, we invited visitors to lift their favorite WALLS work off the wall, bring it to our cozy corner, and spend time in its company. See a selection of what some of our visitors had to say about the works they chose:

“The Creation picture by Chagall makes me think how simple life could be and how complicated we transform it!” — On La Création by Marc Chagall

“This work of art has a multitude of feelings to spill out, and a lot to offer. It left me with the impression that life is complicated and amazing, so anything can happen. I noticed a person, holding another upside down, and I immediately remembered the Aztec exhibit, because they look like clay figures. The sign language says hinder, and I don’t know much about this painting overall, but I do know that I love the painting. There’s still so much to find out, and that’s the best part of this painting.” –On Hinder by Ed Epping

“To imagine the stars holding so many vibrant stories and what they might mean to someone, is to recreate something we think we understand.” — On Porcupine Wash by Daniel Kukla

Selected works