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All Events in April 2018

Free Community Day

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 11:30 to 3:30 PM
  • Free Admission ALL DAY, activities from 11:30–3:30 PM

    Join us for a Community Day with music and dance performances, drop-in artmaking, and workshops (limited space; sign up on site), inspired by the exhibition 体 Modern Images of the Body from East Asia. Free light refreshments, plus a food truck (bring $cash$)! All ages welcome.

    SCHEDULE

    11:30 AM—Story time with Forbes Library, Winslow Teaching Gallery

    12:30 PM—Taiko drum performance, Atrium

    1–2 PM & 2:30–3:30 PM—Art+Story comics workshop | Space limited; sign up at the Welcome Table

     

    • ONGOING ACTIVITIES
    • Welcome Table, First Floor, outside Sacerdote Gallery—Stop by to pick up a schedule of activities as well as Discovery Cards and sign up for our workshops. Also, let us know what you think about Community Day and help us plan for future family-friendly community programs. Share your thoughts and get on our mailing list for future events.

     

    • Flipbook Photobooth, Atrium—Step into the mobile photo booth and get your body in motion to become the star of your own keepsake flipbook. While waiting for your flipbook to print, check out our campus and community partner booths and enjoy complimentary light refreshments!

     

    • Make your Mark!, L18 Studio Classroom, Lower Level—Collaborate and get messy in the art studio (plastic aprons provided). Play with line and texture for a bold exploration using washable black paint.

     

    • Calligraphy, Atrium

     

    • Food Truck—Looking for more than a snack? Visit the food truck Sun Kim Bop parked outside the Museum doors for yummy Seoul Street Food! (Bring cash).

MEMBERS’ FIRST / LOOK EXHIBITION PREVIEW–Flowering Stars: Prints by Dwight Pogue

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 2–3:30 PM
  • Join printmaker and Smith College Professor of Art Dwight Pogue, for a private gallery talk in Flowering Stars: Prints by Dwight Pogue before the exhibition opens to the public. Flowering Stars celebrates and commemorates his retirement, showcasing the progression of his work in print over his almost 40-years at Smith.

    Read more about the exhibition here.

    This exhibition is supported by the Louise Walker Blaney, class of 1939, Fund for Exhibitions. 

    Meet in museum lobby.

    FREE

    Space limited | Reservations required

    Questions: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

Museums Today: Curating Global (and) Contemporary Art—CANCELLED

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 5 PM
  • Co-sponsored by the Museums Concentration

    Emma Chubb, Curator of Contemporary Art, and Yao Wu, Curator of Asian Art, will share their perspectives and illuminate their roles as curators of art across cultures in a conversation inspired by the exhibition 体 Modern Images of the Body from East Asia. Moderated by Nicole Bearden ‘19, Museums Concentrator and Charlene Shang Miller, Associate Educator for Academic Programs.

April 13 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • 4–7 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Botanical Printmaking

    Make beautiful block prints drawn from real flowers and leaves from the Smith College Botanic Garden and inspired by FLOWERING STARS: Prints by Dwight Pogue.  

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

    Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments

MEMBERS’ FIRST LOOK / EXHIBITION PREVIEW–Flowering Stars: Prints by Dwight Pogue

  • Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 9–10:30 AM
  • Join printmaker and Smith College Professor of Art Dwight Pogue, for a private gallery talk in Flowering Stars: Prints by Dwight Pogue before the exhibition opens to the public. Flowering Stars celebrates and commemorates his retirement, showcasing the progression of his work in print over his almost 40-years at Smith.

    Read more about the exhibition here.

    This exhibition is supported by the Louise Walker Blaney, class of 1939, Fund for Exhibitions.

    Meet in museum lobby.

    FREE

    Space limited | Reservations required

    Questions: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

Spend an Afternoon with Rembrandt

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Cunningham Center, Smith College Museum of Art
  • 12:30–3 PM
  • For one afternoon only, members of the Smith community—and the broader general public—will have a special opportunity to view three extraordinary prints of Rembrandt’s Three Crosses, Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves.

    The one-day display offers viewers the first opportunity to examine the third- and fifth-state prints of Rembrandt’s Three Crosses, which were given to the Smith College Museum of Art in late 2017 by Mary Gordon Roberts, class of 1960.

    For more details: https://www.smith.edu/news/spend-an-afternoon-with-rembrandt/

Un/American: Open Mic Night at SCMA

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 6:30–8 PM
  • Let your voice be heard. Explore themes of identity, belonging and culture in visual and written art during an open mic night inspired by SCMA's Un/American installation. The Writer's Flock invites students, faculty, and staff to attend and share stories, poems, spoken word pieces, and other forms of art.
    Reception and sign-ups begin at 6:30 PM in the Brown Fine Arts Center Atrium, followed by the perfomances inside the SCMA galleries.
    Event organized by the Writer's Flock and sponsored by the Smith College Museum of Art.

Public talk, "Untitled, 2018" by Artist Andrea Fraser

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College
  • 7 PM
  • Andrea Fraser is an artist best known for forms of performance art, institutional critique, and feminist practice that turn art world conventions on their head. Fraser lives in Los Angeles, where she chairs the UCLA Department of Art.

    This program is part of Excavating the Image, an annual collaboration between the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute and the Smith College Museum of Art.

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