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Jan
04
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Jan
03

European Masterworks From The Permanent Collection

Location: Museum of Art

In the early 1950s Harris K. Prior, the Museum of Art Director, and Edward Root, Consultant in Art, developed for the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art a small, distinguished collection of paintings and sculptures that were created by pioneers of major 20th-century artistic movements, such as Cubism, Futurism, and Surrealism.

European Masterworks on View link

MA 56.42 72 dpi

Wassily Kandinsky, Russian (1866-1944) 
Improvisation No. 23, 1911 
Oil on canvas 43 ¼ x 43 3/16 in.
Museum Purchase, 56.42

Dec
16
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Apr
29

Jewels of Time: Watches from the Proctor Collection

Location: Museum of Art

Sponsored By Citizens Bank

The aesthetic brilliance and exquisite craftsmanship of beautifully ornamented historical timepieces will be showcased in Jewels of Time: Watches from the Proctor Collection, on view December 16 through April 29 in the Museum of Art. Each watch is a work of art and was worn as a bejeweled symbol of prestige and honor.

Jewels of Time explores watches as decorative arts and jewelry. This exhibition includes 80 skillfully crafted European timepieces amassed by brothers Thomas R. Proctor (1844-1920) and Frederick T. Proctor (1856-1929), two of the MWPAI’s founders, who accumulated this rare and extraordinary collection during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With 300 European and American pieces, the watch collection is one of the largest and most important ever assembled in the United States.

When traveling in Europe and the United States, the brothers scoured auctions and sought out dealers to procure the best pieces. They pursued the finest watches available for an aesthetically pleasing collection that also traversed the chronological and geographic breadth of the history of watchmaking. Jewels of Time delivers an overview of 300 years of timekeeping, as watches evolved from jewelry and novelty items to precision mechanisms.

The exhibition is divided into sub-categories that display the opulence of each piece. The intricate scenes depicted on the repoussé cases of many of the silver and gold watches, for example, illustrate the pinnacle of metal-smithing techniques. The exquisite collection features highly detailed miniature portraits and still lifes. Semi-precious stones were a favored ornamental element and examples include jewel-encrusted watchcases and chatelaines. The collection also contains Renaissance-style watches of rock crystal, clever automatons, and novelty forms that vary from a skull to a heart.

Enjoy a exploration of ornamental and jeweled personal artworks through this internationally recognized collection.

PC. 389 open 940 px X 580 px MWP Home Page Slider

Watch, 1880-1900, maker unkown, Switzerland
gold enamel, diamonds, emeralds, steel, rubies
57.2 x 31.8 x 7.9 mm, PC.389

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Dec
16
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Apr
29

Time in Art

Location: Museum of Art

Museum visitors are invited to breeze through the months of winter by contemplating Time in Art, on view December 16 through April 29, 2018. This exhibition features a variety of fine and decorative arts that interpret time and its passing through themes such as hours of the day and seasons of the year; early and late works by a single artist; works inspired by or copied from artistic forebears; the cycle of life; and memory. Included are paintings and works on paper by William Palmer, James Penney, and Easton Pribble – artists with strong ties to Central New York – as well as by the more internationally recognized name of Pablo Picasso. Time in Art features two 19th-century brooches made with human hair that may have been memento mori for lost loved ones, and showcases recent acquisitions by Barry Anderseon, Robert Kipniss, and Agnes Murray, all gifts to the Museum of Art. Take the time to view these and other works of art from the collection. It is a rare opportunity to enjoy old favorites and discover new ones.

12 17 2017 through 04 29 2018 REVMA Time in Art 727 x 454 Hall Monitors

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Apr
06
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Apr
27

PrattMWP Freshman Exhibition

Location: PrattMWP Gallery in the Museum of Art

A juried exhibition displaying the excellent work by the freshmen class of the PrattMWP College of Art and Design.

Free and open to the public

Copy of P1130985

PrattMWP Gallery is located in Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art at 310 Genesee Street, Utica, New York.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday. – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday – 1 - 5 p.m.

Apr
14
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May
09

PrattMWP Sophomore Exhibition

Location: Museum of Art in the 1W Gallery

The PrattMWP Gallery is pleased to host an annual exhibition of juried student work in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art.

Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of the PrattMWP College of Art & Design Sophomore Class of 2018

Free and Open to the Public

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Apr
25

MWPAI Film Series: Thoroughbreds

Location: Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium

April 25 & 27
2 and 7:30 pm

Directed by Cory Finley, 2018, United States, Rated R, 92 min.

In this gripping dramatic thriller about good breeding gone bad, childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark (Paul Sparks), and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim (Anton Yelchin), and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight—no matter what the cost.

Thoroughbreds 2

MWPAI Film Series Link

Sponsored by M&T Bank

Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission
Apr
27

MWPAI Film Series: Thoroughbreds

Location: Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium

April 25 & 27
2 and 7:30 pm

Directed by Cory Finley, 2018, United States, Rated R, 92 min.

In this gripping dramatic thriller about good breeding gone bad, childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark (Paul Sparks), and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim (Anton Yelchin), and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight—no matter what the cost.

Thoroughbreds 2

MWPAI Film Series Link

Sponsored by M&T Bank

Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission
Apr
28

Accepted Student Reception

Location: Museum of Art in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court
RSVP Required - to register, click the "More Info" link below

Please join us for the PrattMWP College of Art and Design Accepted Student Reception Saturday, April 28, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court.

Join us for:

  • Reception
  • Personal Information Sessions
  • Department Presentations
  • Campus Tours

You may also register by calling (800) 755-8920 or emailing admissions@mwpai.edu

 

Apr
30

Last day of instruction.

Location: PrattMWP Campus

May
02
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May
08

Final Critique and Exam Week.

Location: PrattMWP Campus