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15 LAWRENCE HALL DRIVE SUITE 2 WILLIAMSTOWN MASSACHUSETTS 01267-2566 telephone 413.597.2429 facsimile 413.458.9017 web WWW.WCMA.ORG
 

Summary: 15 LAWRENCE HALL DRIVE SUITE 2 WILLIAMSTOWN MASSACHUSETTS 01267-2566
telephone 413.597.2429 facsimile 413.458.9017 web WWW.WCMA.ORG
P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2011
Williams Installs Artwork by Jenny Holzer
Media contact: Suzanne Silitch, Associate Director of Communications for the Arts;
(413) 597-3178; suzanne.silitch@williams.edu
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., -- This week, Williams will complete a public art installation by
renowned artist Jenny Holzer. The work, which consists of a stone table and benches, is
called 715 Molecules and was commissioned by alumni and friends to honor Williams
alumnus, professor, and devoted member of the community J. Hodge Markgraf '52. The
piece will be located permanently in the Science Quadrangle on campus.
"This has been a collaborative effort," says Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
Director Lisa Corrin. "Jenny Holzer and her studio staff have been extraordinarily
generous to Williams, and so have many students, professors, alumni, college staff, and
even three former Williams presidents, who have lent their expertise and knowledge of
Hodge to help realize Jenny's vision since the project was initiated. It was Hodge's dream to
see a work by Jenny Holzer located in connection with the sciences."
Holzer's work will be placed in the heart of Williams' interdisciplinary home for the
sciences. The piece consists of a 16 -foot long and 4-foot wide stone table and four

  

Source: Aalberts, Daniel P. - Department of Physics, Williams College

 

Collections: Physics