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All Events in October 2012

October 12 Second Friday

  • Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • 4–6 PM Hands on! art-making for ages 4+ w/adult (while supplies last)

    6–6:30 PM Open Eyes: informal guided gallery conversation

    7–8 PM Lecture by Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago | Graham Hall, Hillyer Hall

    PLEASE BE SEATED: Members reserved seating available Reserve by October 10: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

     

     

    Image Credit: Bartolomeo Cesi. Bologna 1556–1629 Bologna. A Striding Youth Carrying a Bundle of Sticks; verso,A Veiled Woman Praying, 1591/94. Red and white chalk on blue paper; verso, red chalk. 13 3/8 x 8 5/8 in.; 340 x 220 mm. Private Treasures, cat. 26

Teacher Workshop: Drawings at SCMA

Smith College Museum of Art: Faculty Insights

  • Friday, October 19, 2012
  • Museum of Art
  • 2 PM
  • Students are invited to bring their families and join John Gibson, artist and senior lecturer in the art department, in the Museum's current exhibition Drawn To Excellence: Renaissance to Romantic Drawings from a Private Collection. He will share his own perspective on selected highlights from this collection of master drawings.

Smith College Museum of Art: Faculty Insights

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • Museum of Art
  • 1 PM
  • Students are invited to bring their families and join Alfonso Procaccini, Professor of Italian Language and Literature, in the Museum's current exhibition Drawn To Excellence: Renaissance to Romantic Drawings from a Private Collection. He will share his own perspective on selected highlights from this collection of master drawings.

MEMBERS’ EXTRAS: Art Insights 2012 Frameworks VIII Gallery Talk With Chief Preparator William Myers

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Museum of Art
  • 2:00–2:45 PM
  • Join SCMA Chief Preparator William Myers for a gallery tour of Frameworks VIII which showcases this year’s results of the Museum’s frame conservation apprenticeship program. In this program, Smith College and other Five-College students are trained in the techniques of frame conservation.

    Featured in this installation are two historically accurate frames created for William Merritt Chase’s Woman in Black (ca. 1890) and Juan Gris’s Still Life: Bottle of Rum (ca. 1914). Also conserved in this year’s program were two frames, dating to 1890 and 1910, lent by the Holyoke Public Library and in need of treatment for minor losses of ornament, gesso, and gilding.

    This project is an outgrowth of the Museum’s long-term effort to study and conserve the frames in its collection, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Friends of the Museum who contributed to a special Annual Appeal, “The Frame Project: Conservation and Restoration of Museum Masterpieces.”

    Members: $5 / Student Members: FREE / Members may bring up to two guests.

    Please reserve by October 23: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

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