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All Events in March 2017

Spotlight Gallery Talk in the exhibition 'Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii'

  • Friday, March 3, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 12:15 PM
  • Bettina Bergmann, Helene Phillips Herzig ’49 Professor of Art History, Mount Holyoke College

    will give a Spotlight Tour, Living in a Kaleidoscope: Wall Paintings of Villa A.

    Join Professor Bergmann for a close look at the wall paintings of Villa A at Oplontis.

    FREE with museum admission/Meet in the first floor gallery

    Space is limited

March 10 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, March 10, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 4-8 PM
  • 4–6 PM: Hands-on!  Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Precious Portraits

    Beware the Ides of March! Make your own lucky coin—featuring your self-portrait in silhouettes—to celebrate the Roman New Year and ward off misfortune.

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

    Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments

SCMA BUS TRIP

  • Friday, March 24, 2017 – Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • New York, NY to Northampton, MA
  • Featuring the exhibition Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii

     

    Friday, March 24

    6 PM—Luxury motor coach from NYC to Northampton (box supper included)

    Pick-up location: In front of Butterfield Market, 1114 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10075 (between 77th+78th Street)

    10 PM(ETA)—Drop-off at Fairfield Inn,115A Conz Street, Northampton, MA 01060

     

    Saturday, March 25

    The hotel is less than a mile from SCMA, but shuttle vans from the Fairfield Inn to SCMA are available. Check with hotel management to make arrangements.

    Luggage can be held in the museum’s coatroom.

     

    9 AM—Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii— Gallery open, hosted by Jessica Nicoll ’83, Director and Louise Ines Doyle '34 Chief Curator, SCMA

    11 AM— 27th Annual Phyllis Williams Lehmann Lecture presented by John Clarke, Co-director, the Oplontis Project (reserved seating; catered lunch following lecture)

    1:45 PM— Panel discussion with experts related to the exhibition including Elaine Gazda, Regina Gee and Tim Liddell, members of the international team of scholars who created this exhibition

    4:30 PM—Luxury motor coach departs for return trip to NYC in front of SCMA (Please supply your own beverage/snacks for the return trip)

    8:30 PM(ETA)—Drop-off at Grand Central Station, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

     

    Hotel Accommodations

    Hotel accommodations are available at the Fairfield Inn, 115A Conz St, Northampton, MA 01060

    This contemporary hotel is less than a mile from SCMA. Relaxed, modern rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and microwaves. Hot breakfast buffet, coffee in the lobby, and parking, included. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness room, and a business center. Noon check-out.

    Book by 02/23/17 for special rate of $125-$135/night: Special rate reservation link

    Phone: (413) 587-9800 and mention “SCMA Trip”

     

    $150 for current SCMA members| $235 for non-members

     

    Reserve by March 1, 2017. Space limited. Reservations accepted on a first-come basis, upon receipt of registration form and payment.Complete form (both sides) and return to:

    • Membership Office
    • Smith College Museum of Art
    • Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
    • Northampton, MA 01063

    Registration Form:  SCMA_Bus_Trip_Registration_Form

    Details + hotel information: 413.585.2777/SCMAmembers@smith.edu

27th Annual Phyllis Williams Lehmann Lecture with John R. Clarke

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Weinstein Auditorium | Smith College
  • 11 AM
  • Free admission | Lehmann Lecture and Panel Discussion Poster

    New Research Strategies and Recent Discoveries at Oplontis

    John R. Clarke, Regents Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Co-Director of The Oplontis Project, will present results of the work of the Oplontis Project with emphasis on the current exhibition, Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii. Since 2006, Dr. Clarke's research team has had the charge from the Italian Ministry of Culture to study, excavate and write about the Roman villas first uncovered in 1964 at Torre Annunziata, Italy. Dr. Clarke will highlight the most innovative techniques employed in the Project’s investigations and will present the discovery, in 2014–2016, of the long-lost sea façade of the structure known as Villa A. 

    Presented by the Archaeological Institute of America- Western Massachusetts Society and co-hosted by the Smith College Museum of Art

    Lunch immediately following for all attendees at the Smith College Conference Center

    PLEASE BE SEATED: Members’ reserved seating available. Reserve by March 23: scmamembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

Leisure & Luxury: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Structuring the Exhibition

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Graham Auditorium | Hillyer Hall | Smith College
  • 1:45 PM
  • Free Admission | No reservations necessary | Lehmann Lecture and Panel Discussion Poster

    Panel Discussion moderated by Barbara Kellum, Professor of Art, Smith College, with Elaine Gazda, Regina Gee and Tim Liddell, members of the international team of scholars who created the current Smith College Museum of Art exhibition, Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii

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