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The Town of Williamstown Massachusetts was founded in 1765 and is located in Berkshire County in the northwestern corner of the state.

Williamstown is home of the Sterling and Clark Art Institute which houses one of the worlds largest collections of Renoir as well as other impressionists. The Williams College Museum of Art has fine collections as well. Williamstown Theatre Festival which operates during the summer months brings marvelous Broadway and Hollywood performers to the town.

The town is acknowledged by Norman Crampton in his book The 100 Best Small Town in America which ranked Williamstown as the 18th best American Small Town, the only community in Massachusetts included in the top 100!!

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Men's Hockey vs Manhattanville (home)
Manhattanville vs Williams

When: Jan 16, 2015 3 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15 )
Women's Hockey vs Hamilton (home)
Hamilton vs Williams

When: Jan 16, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19 )
Men's Basketball vs Bowdoin (away)
Williams vs Bowdoin

When: Jan 16, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19 )
Track & Field at Princeton (away)
Williams at Princeton

When: Jan 24, 2015 11 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11 )
Skiing at UVM Carnival (away)
Williams at UVM Carnival

When: Jan 24, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09 )
Skiing at SLU Carnival (away)
Williams at SLU Carnival

When: Feb 27, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09 )
Skiing at Dartmouth Carnival (away)
Williams at Dartmouth Carnival

When: Feb 7, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 09 )
Track & Field at Middlebury (away)
Williams at Middlebury

When: Jan 31, 2015 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10 )
Track & Field at BU Valentine Classic (away)
Williams at BU Valentine Classic

When: Feb 14, 2015 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10 )
Skiing at SLU Carnival (away)
Williams at SLU Carnival

When: Feb 28, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09 )
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks with Lacks Family members

Theinternationalsuccess of Rebecca Skloots New York Times bestseller,The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, has created keen interest in the Lacks Family and Henriettas legacy. In their appearances, the family shares with audiences what it meant to find outdecades after the factthat Henrietta's cells were being used in laboratories around the world, bought and sold by the billions. The family's visits put a personal face to big issues such as the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over informed consent and whether we control the stuff were made of, and should share in the profits.

The Lacks Family is proud to honor the memory of Henrietta and her unparalleled contributions to science; in celebrating her legacy, family members give audiences a sincere first-person perspective on the collision between ethics, race and the commercialization of human tissue, and how the experience changed the Lacks family from generation to generation.

David Lacks, Jr. is a computer engineer and sits on the board of NIH, working with the policies on experimentation. Shirley Lacks was Debra's best friend growing up and the oldest family member to speak at these events. She will discuss first hand her experience in the south and the culture of the time.

Sponsored by the The Thomas B. Healy Fund, Williams Reads, and the Gaudino Fund. For free tickets, contact the '62 Center Box Office, Tues - Sat, 1-5 pm at 413-597-2425 or order online.



When: Feb 11, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free of Charge but Tickets Required (Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20 )
Skiing at Middlebury Carnival (away)
Williams at Middlebury Carnival

When: Feb 14, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09 )
Track & Field at BU Valentine Classic (away)
Williams at BU Valentine Classic

When: Feb 13, 2015 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10 )
Skiing at Middlebury Carnival (away)
Williams at Middlebury Carnival

When: Feb 13, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09 )
Skiing at Dartmouth Carnival (away)
Williams at Dartmouth Carnival

When: Feb 8, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 09 )
Track & Field at Tufts Last Chance Meet (away)
Williams at Tufts Last Chance Meet

When: Mar 6, 2015 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10 )
Track & Field at Dartmouth Classic (away)
Williams at Dartmouth Classic

When: Feb 7, 2015 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 12 )
Skiing at St. Michael's Carnival (away)
Williams at St. Michael's Carnival

When: Jan 30, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09 )
Skiing at UVM Carnival (away)
Williams at UVM Carnival

When: Jan 23, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09 )
Skiing at St. Michael's Carnival (away)
Williams at St. Michael's Carnival

When: Jan 31, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09 )
Women's Basketball vs Amherst (away)
Williams vs Amherst

When: Jan 10, 2015 3 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15 )
Wrestling vs Budd Whitehill Duals (away)
Williams vs Budd Whitehill Duals

When: Jan 10, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 09 )
Men's Hockey vs Trinity (Conn.) (away)
Williams vs Trinity (Conn.)

When: Jan 10, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16 )
The Hour of Feeling
When: May 7, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 May 2015 19 )
Princess Ivona
When: Mar 12, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19 )
Elaina Pullano '15, mezzo-soprano

Senior Elaina Pullano '15 presents her final recital in conjunction with her honors thesis. Along with pianist Robin Kibler, she performs great opera works and songs from the classical canon.



When: May 16, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 16 May 2015 16 )
Daniel Handler: Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?

Daniel Handler (A.K.A. Lemony Snicket) is the author of the novels The Basic Eight,Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs and, most recently, the Michael J. Printz Honor-winning Why We Broke Up, a collaboration with noted illustrator Maira Kalman. He also worked with Kalman on the book Girls Standing on Lawns and Hurry Up and Wait (May 2015). Under the name Lemony Snicket he has written the best-selling books series All The Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies and was the basis of a feature film. His fifth novel, We are Pirates, is due for release in Feb 2015. The talk will be followed by audience Q&A and a book signing.



When: Feb 7, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free of Charge but Tickets Required (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19 )
Art Spiegelman's 'WORDLESS!' with music by Phillip Johnston

In his Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, MAUSa moving father-son memoir about the Holocaust drawn with cats and miceArt Spiegelman changed the definition of comics forever. In WORDLESS! -- a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance -- he probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium.

Spiegelman, noted as a historian and theorist of comics as well as an artist, collaborates with Phillip Johnston, the critically acclaimed jazz composer who wrote all-new scores he will be performing live with his sextet. Johnston is best known for his work as a jazz composer (Microscopic Septet, The Coolerators), and as a creator of music for silent films, most recently Lotte Reineger's 1927 animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

Named one of Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People', Art Spiegelman has been translated into over 25 languages. Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies. Part of a year-long series of events, titled "The Book Unbound," in celebration of the new Sawyer Library.



When: Mar 10, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets are free but required (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19 )
Skiing at Bates Carnival (away)
Williams at Bates Carnival

When: Jan 17, 2015 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09 )
Track & Field at Little 3 (away)
Williams at Little 3

When: Jan 17, 2015 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10 )
Monthly Math/Stat Department Dinner

Free for students without meal plans. All are welcome.



When: Jan 5, 2015 5 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17 )
Franz West
Franz West (Austrian, 1947-2012) is known for willfully unserious, non-ideological, and sometimes mischievously erotic mixed-media drawings, sculptures, and furniture. Intentionally crude collages combine isolated figures from magazine ads with slapdash coats of thick paint and representations of the artists own work. His large colorful sculptures of lacquered aluminum reference and gleefully mock the usual formal decorum of abstract sculpture. This exhibition is drawn from the Hall Collection and presented in conjunction with the Hall Art Foundations installation of West's monumental outdoor sculpture Les Pommes d'Adam (2007) at MASS MoCA.

When: Dec 21, 2014 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00 )
I/O Ensemble

The Williams College Department of Music presents I/O New Music Fest 15, a three-day festival of adventurous new music from around the globe. The festival includes concerts with world premieres, music of many composers, performances by the I/O Ensemble and IOTA, and a special guest ensemble-in-residence. The festival runs from Thursday, Jan. 8 through Saturday, Jan. 10 on the Williams campus. All events are free and open to the public. Neither tickets nor reservations are required.

This first concert on Thursday, January 8 at 8 p.m. in the CenterStage at the 62 Center for Theatre and Dance presents the I/O EnsembleandTalea Ensemble.

They play small ensemble works by Philip Glass, Eric Nathan, Raphael Cendo, George Benjamin, Anna Clyne.



When: Jan 8, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20 )
Envisioning Curatorial Practice

Cesar Garcia, Founding Director and Chief Curator of The Mistake Room in Los Angeles

Co-presented by WCMA and the Graduate Program

Located in a converted garment factory, The Mistake Room serves as a platform for under-represented and emerging artists, hosting a program of international and interdisciplinary exhibitions and projects that spark global dialogue. Garcias talk will survey of experimental models of artistic and cultural productionartist-run spaces, publishing houses, and alternative academiesstemming from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia over the last decade and consider how they might inform institution-making in the United States.



When: Apr 20, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19 )
IOTA Ensemble

IOTA Ensemble stands center stage at 8 p.m. in the CenterStage at the 62 Center for Theatre and Dance. They performs new works by young composers, ensemble members, resident composers, and Williams faculty members.

Steven Dennis Bodner Memorial Concert
New works by current Williams students and Williams graduates Brian Simalchik '10 and Judd Greenstein '01. Plus Philip Glass's classicMusic in Similar Motion.



When: Jan 10, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20 )
WCMA at Night: Museum Hack

New York Citys Museum Hack, of Met-hacking fame, locks its sights on WCMA and its collections. After an evening with our guest Hackers, youll never look at art in the same way.



When: Jan 14, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00 )
WCMA at Night: The Debate Society

Brooklyn-based theater company The Debate Society turns all of WCMA into a stage in an object-inspired extravaganza. Collaborate with award winning actor/writers Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen to turn big paintings into tiny plays.



When: Apr 16, 2015 5 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17 )
Warhol & Infiltrated Publishing

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 6 pm
6 Drinks and mingling to follow

Lucy Mulroney, Interim Senior Director and Curator of Special Collections atSyracuse University Libraries
Christopher Cerf, Author, composer, producer, and former Warhol collaborator

Stories from the publishing world invoke a Warhol who infiltrated mainstream channels with his counterculture spirit. Mulroney and Cerf share Warhols proclivity for co-opting the rigid structures to produce books like hisIndex (Book),a pop-up childrens book for hipsters.



When: Apr 28, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18 )
Senior Studio Exhibition Reception

As contemporary as it gets. Senior studio art students design and produce an exhibition of their work in the final semester of their college careers.



When: May 15, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 May 2015 19 )
After Hours

The I/O Festival of New Music continues with a late evening performance in the Dance Studio of the 62 Center for Theater and Dance called After Hours: Strange and Sacred Noise.

The Williams Percussion Ensemble presents John Luther Adamss expansive and elementalStrange and Sacred Noise, a 70 minute celebration of the turbulent sounds of drums, gongs, marimbas, and sirens, performed in the dark in the 62 Centers glass walled dance studio. A masterpiece of the percussion repertoire by the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music,Strange and Sacred Noiseachieves a profound and mysterious convergence of sonic geography and geometry. This promises to be a truly immersive musical event.



When: Jan 8, 2015 10 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22 )
Visit Warhol by the Book with Student Gallery Guides

WCMAs Gallery Guides draw eclectic connections among artwork in the exhibition.



When: Apr 11, 2015 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12 )
Visit Warhol by the Book with Student Gallery Guides

WCMAs Gallery Guides draw eclectic connections among artwork in the exhibition.



When: Mar 7, 2015 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12 )
Warhol & Cookbooks

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015, 6 pm
Drinks and mingling to follow

Susan Rossi-Wilcox, Culinary historian
Darra Goldstein, Professor of Russian and Founding Editor ofGastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture

Rossi-Wilcox and Goldstein read between the lines of illustrated recipes with a look at a mid-century culture clash.Wild Raspberries, the cookbook Warhol produced with socialite Suzie Frankfurt, serves up satire as it mocks the post-war desire to cultivate a European lifestyle and aesthetic through food.



When: Apr 7, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18 )
Chinese Music Ensemble

Williams newest music ensemble is composed of talented music students and ensemble director, Mr.Wang Guowei. We hope to introduce the vitality and rich variety of Chinese music to the students and community of Williams College and beyond.

Among the Chinese instruments featured on this concert will be the erhu, zheng, dizi, hulusi, liuqin, Chinese percussion, and piano. The group will perform pieces from various parts of China.



When: May 6, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 06 May 2015 19 )
Warhol & the Stuff of Books

Opening celebration of Warhol by the Book.
Friday, Mar 6,6 pm
Drinks and mingling to follow

Matt Wrbican, Chief Archivist at the Warhol Museum and curator ofWarhol by the Book
Kathryn Price, Curator of Collections at WCMA

The pair talks shop about Warhols lifelong collecting obsession with books. They share discoveries unearthed wading through the vast stuff of Warhols career and delve into the full range of his roles from author and illustrator to designer, publisher, and promoter.



When: Mar 6, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18 )
When a Priest Marries a Witch: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Paul Lazar

Equal parts performance art, artist talk, and cultural history,When a Priest Marries a Witchtells a riveting story set in the 1960s of a priest, an artist, and a young girl in Pasadena, Texas.

Suzanne Bocanegra is a New York-based artist who grew up in Pasadena. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Bocanegras performance and installation work has been seen in exhibitions in the United States and abroad.

Paul Lazar, cofounder of Big Dance Theater, has been an associate member of New Yorks Wooster Group. His film roles includeBeloved, Lorenzos Oil, Philadelphia, andSilence of the Lambs.



When: Mar 3, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18 )
Swimming vs. Amherst (home)


When: Jan 10, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16 )
Putin and Russia: a panel on modern political leadership

Recent events have thrust Russian president Vladimir Putin to the center of the world political stage. While his actions have greatly increased his popularity within Russia, they have been condemned by most Western pundits and politicians, who characterize Putin as a former KGB operative and Russian nationalist bent on restoring the Soviet empire and authoritarian rule in Russia. To honor the memory and recognize the seminal work of the late James MacGregor Burns, a panel of distinguished scholars will discuss Vladimir Putin from the perspectives of Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian politics and modern political leadership generally.

The panel includes Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and author of books on Gorbachev, Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian politics, and communism and political leadership in the modern world; and Fiona Hill, Director, Center on the United State and Europe, The Brookings Institution. The panel will be moderated by Bill Wagner, Brown Professor of History, Chair of Leadership Studies Program.

After the panelists have made their remarks, questions from the audience will be encouraged. Book signing to follow.



When: Jan 22, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19 )
Women's Hockey vs Trinity (Conn.) (home)
Trinity (Conn.) vs Williams

When: Jan 9, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19 )
Women's Basketball vs Trinity (Conn.) (away)
Williams vs Trinity (Conn.)

When: Jan 9, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19 )

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