Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) new exhibit: “Building a New Museum” opens Tue-Sun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., FREE admission.

WCMA is pleased to present SOIL \ WCMA: Building a New Museum, an exhibition that showcases the design process behind WCMA’s new home, projected to open in 2027.  WCMA is open to the public Tue-Sun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., FREE admission. More INFO: artmuseum.williams.edu.

After years of thoughtful planning, WCMA and Williams College have collaborated with the internationally recognized architecture and design firm SO–IL to create a new, state-of-the-art building as the museum’s first purpose-built home since it opened inside Lawrence Hall in 1926 the college’s former library. The design process for the new building began in June 2022 and has been marked by its highly collaborative journey between the design team, the Museum, and the College.

Organized jointly by the design team and the museum, SOIL \ WCMA: Building a New Museum features plans and renderings of the building design and offers a view into the design team’s work in progress and the fluid and iterative process behind the design that visitors will see illustrated in the galleries. The exhibition will also highlight three of SO–IL’s recent projects that embody the firm’s approach to creating spaces for art including, the Kukje Gallery in Seoul, Korea; the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California at Davis; and the Amant Art Campus in Brooklyn, New York.