President of the Williams Club, Tom Morgan '91 (left) & Owner of the NY Yankees, Hal Steinbrenner '91 (right)

The Williams Club is a private alumni club operating out of The Princeton Club of New York. Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, minutes from Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, and the Theatre District.  Membership is open to alumni, family, faculty and staff of 35 affiliate institutions, including all of the schools in the NESCAC conference.

The nine-story Clubhouse features 35 well-appointed overnight rooms including same-day laundry and room service.  A “home away from home”, The Williams Club offers members and guests a broad range of benefits and privileges including cultural, social, networking, and educational programs and a fully-equipped fitness center. The members’ lounge and business center offers a peaceful get-away from the office, and provides workstations complete with computers, printers, and copiers. Free wi-fi is available throughout the Clubhouse.

Members can enjoy casual and fine dining in our restaurant, and conference facilities are available for fully catered business meetings, seminars, social occasions, and special events.  Outside of the Clubhouse, members have access to a network of 200+ reciprocal clubs, both domestic and international.

Upcoming Events at the Williams Club

Wednesday, September 11

The Museum of Modern Art is currently in the midst of an expansion project that will open in October of this year, following a brief closure that started in June.  The expansion, developed by MoMA with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit significantly more art in new and interdisciplinary ways, and that will also increase the Museum’s footprint by one-third.  Glenn D. Lowry, Williams ’76, has been MoMA’s Director since 1995 and will take us inside the New MoMA for a preview of what is to come.

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Tuesday, October 15

Enjoy an evening of art and stories as related by Christine Coulson (MA, Williams ‘93), Chief Advisor to the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Coulson’s new novel, Metropolitan Stories, introduces us to the hidden side of The Met.  Behind the myriad art works exists another world: the offices and storerooms that are home to the Museum’s devoted staff of 2,200 people.  Join us for a lively, insiders conversation about art, museums, memory, and heroes of all kinds.  Liz McGowan (BA Princeton ’79; MA ‘81 & PhD, ’83, NYU), Chair of Williams College’s Art History Department, will serve as an interlocutor.

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Saturday, October 19

Before the advent of digital printing, self-taught Ghanaian artists merged art, cinema, and practical necessity in the creation of hand-painted movie posters.  These posters, uniquely painted on repurposed flour sack cloth and ultimately replaced by digital reproduction, may have never been known to the larger public were it not for the efforts of Ernie Wolfe III, a dealer in African art and Los Angeles gallery owner.   This extensive exhibition of approximately 60 posters is the result of three decades of fieldwork and scholarship by Ernie Wolfe III, Williams ’72.  It opens October 17 and ends on January 5, 2020.

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Check out our Events Calendar for these and many other interesting Club events.