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All Events in July 2017

July 14 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 4-8 PM
  • 4–7 PM: Hands-on!  Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

     Islamic Design

    Paint watercolor tiles and plates with floral and geometric motifs inspired by ceramic objects from the newly acquired Horwitz collection of Islamic Art.

    6 PM Open Eyes: Guided conversation exploring a different art object each month

    Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments

Members' First Look: She Gone Rogue

  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 10:30–11:30 AM
  • You’re invited to a private screening of She Gone Rogue (2012; 22 minutes) a video by trans artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst that is a new acquisition in the museum’s permanent collection. The screening will be followed by a guided conversation with Maggie Newey, associate director of academic programs and public education, SCMA.

    The video weaves a history of trans feminine people, practices, and revolutionaries into a tale of personal identity exploration. The central character, played by Drucker, experiences a dreamlike magical realm in which time, space, age and gender collapse. Drucker and Ernst are also producers on the Emmy Award winning series “Transparent” and the docu-series “This is Me.”

    FREE to SCMA members and guests | Space limited | Reservations appreciated RSVP by July 13: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

Summer Teacher Institute

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – Friday, July 28, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM each day
  • $60 members, $85 non-members. Become a member today at the Educator Level! 

    Email museduc@smith.edu to enroll or call (413) 585-2773 with questions. Space is limited.

    How do we know what we know about people of the past? Join a “field school” with a focus on art & archaeology for K–12 teachers to discover how objects tell stories, in this case about what life was like in 79 AD around the time that Mount Vesuvius erupted. Set up camp for four days in the Museum and dig into learning about objects in the exhibition, Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii as well as works in SCMA’s permanent collection galleries. Immerse yourself in the ancient world through presentations by guest scholars, poetry writing and art-making experiences, campus expeditions, as well as guided conversations and interactive explorations of art objects in our galleries. 

    A certificate will be provided to document the professional development hours. Curricular materials to support in-gallery and classroom learning will be provided. Teachers are encouraged to create pre-visit lessons or student in-gallery assignments as a result of this experience.

Summer Sidewalk Sales!

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 – Sunday, July 30, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • Museum hours
  • Sale hours = museum hours
    Come see us! OUTSIDE + inside the museum!

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