WCMA is a vibrant hub for learning and participation.

We believe in taking risks and testing creative, future forms of scholarship and teaching. We leverage our intimate size, college setting, and interdisciplinary context to generate experimental, hands-on learning experiences.


Pamela Franks is our Class of 1956 Director

Pamela Franks. Photo by Jessica Smolinski.

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Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision




Photo by Jessica Smolinski.


Meet the staff

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Visiting Committee Members
  • Maggie Adler ’99 M.A. ’11
  • Larry  Bauer ’64
  • Susannah Bristol ’75 P ’06
  • Liz Ellrodt* ’83 P ’15 (*Chair)
  • Lauren Gioia ’98
  • Mari-Claudia Jiménez ’98
  • Diana Kellogg ’84
  • Melissa McAvoy ’86, P ’17
  • Paul Provost M.A. ’89
  • Laura Whitman ’89 
Ex Officio Members
  • Lisa Dorin M.A. ’00

Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, WCMA

  • Pamela Franks

Class of 1956 Director, WCMA

  • Alexandra Groff

Director of Development, WCMA

  • Dukes Love

Provost, Professor of Economics

  • Elizabeth McGowan

Chair and Professor of Art

  • Maud S. Mandel

President, Williams College

  • Megan Morey

Vice President for College Relations

  • Amy Podmore

Chair and J. Kirk T. Varnedoe ’67 Professor of Art

Advisory Members
  • Thomas Branchick

Director, Williamstown Art Conservation Center

  • Marc Gotlieb

Director, The Graduate Program in the History of Art, Williams College

  • Olivier Meslay

Director, Clark Art Institute

  • Joseph C. Thompson ’81

Director, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art