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All Events in November 2017

art babes @ scma: Follow the Rainbow

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 10:15–11 AM
  • We're excited to announce this new program at the museum!

    Join museum educator Gina Hall for an artful adventure for toddlers and their caregivers. Explore a different theme each session --- in the museum's galleries and around the Smith College campus. To accommodate a variety of busy schedules... 

    Each session will be offered twice—Thursday + Saturday—from 10:15-11 a.m.

     

    program sessions + themes

    • November 2 + 4    Follow the Rainbow
    • February 1 + 3     Pajama Party
    • June 7 + 9           Outdoor Sculpture Story Walk
    • August 2 + 4       Be Cool in the Museum

     

    Open to members + nonmembers | Register in advance

    SCMA members FREE | nonmembers pay only the museum admission fee

    To register: scmamembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

    Space is limited and available on a first-sign-up basis!

art babes @ scma: Follow the Rainbow

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 10:15–11 AM
  • We're excited to announce this new program at the museum!

    Join museum educator Gina Hall for an artful adventure for toddlers and their caregivers. Explore a different theme each session --- in the museum's galleries and around the Smith College campus. To accommodate a variety of busy schedules... 

    Each session will be offered twice—Thursday + Saturday—from 10:15-11 a.m.

     

    program sessions + themes

    • November 2 + 4    Follow the Rainbow
    • February 1 + 3     Pajama Party
    • June 7 + 9           Outdoor Sculpture Story Walk
    • August 2 + 4       Be Cool in the Museum

     

    Open to members + nonmembers | Register in advance

    SCMA members FREE | nonmembers pay only the museum admission fee

    To register: scmamembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

    Space is limited and available on a first-sign-up basis!

Open House for K-12 Educators

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 12:30–3:30 PM
  • Joined a guided gallery conversation at 1 PM in the exhibition A Dangerous Woman: The Art of Honoré Sharrer or explore stations set up throughout the Museum with ideas for how to engage your students with art objects. 

    RSVP to museduc@smith.edu

    Get more information about scheduling guided or teacher-led visits, the teacher advisory group, educator-level membership, the bus subsidy program, and curriculum resources @ SCMA. 

Panel Discussion: Recovered Histories: Shaping the Legacy of Honoré Sharrer

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
  • 5 PM
  • Explore the work, life, and legacy of Honoré Sharrer with the artist's son Adam Zagorin, former senior correspondent for Time magazine; M. Melissa Wolfe, Curator of American Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum and editor of Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer; and moderator Anna Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Art Dept., Smith College. 

Gallery Conversation: Japanese Lacquer In the Collection of Dr. Elizabeth Force

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 2–3 PM
  • Yao Wu will introduce the various types of Japanese lacquerware featured in the exhibition and contextualize the objects in the history of 18th- and 19th-century Japanese lacquer production and consumption. Joannah Peterson will discuss aspects of the Heian-period (794-1185) literary tradition that informed the codification of natural motifs seen in the collection on view, including the rich symbolism offered by the narrative of The Tale of Genji.

    Joannah Peterson teaches courses in Japanese language and premodern Japanese literature and culture at Smith College. Yao Wu is the Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art at the Smith College Museum of Art and curator of the exhibition, Japanese Lacquer In the Collection of Dr. Elizabeth Force

    Meet in museum lobby.

    Members: $5 | Student Members: free Space limited | Reservations required

    Questions: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

November 10 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–7 PM
  • 4–7 PM: Hands-on!  Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Surreal Scenes

    Follow our recipe for an Honore Sharrer inspired collage scene. Start with colorful background paper, add an animal + household object + human figure for a curious commentary on modern life.

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

    Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments

The Manchurian Candidate at Amherst Cinema

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Amherst Cinema
  • 7 PM
  • Join SCMA at the Amherst Cinema! 

    As part of the related programming for the exhibition, A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer, Amherst Cinema and SCMA have selected two films that compellingly explore many of the same themes that inspired Sharrer’s art work.

    The second of these films, The Manchurian Candidate will be screened at Amherst Cinema on Sunday, November 12 at 7 PM, with an introduction by Jessica Nicoll, Director and Louise Ines Doyle ‘34 Chief Curator, Smith College Museum of Art, and Director, The Museums Concentration.

    Learn more here: https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/manchurian-candidate

    Ticket info.: https://amherstcinema.org/filmsevents/box-office-info

She Gone Rogue. Three Ways.

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Video and New Media Gallery
  • 6–7:30 PM
  • She Gone Rogue, a video by artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, weaves a history of trans feminine people, practices, and revolutionaries into a fantastical tale of personal exploration. 

    Join Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Curator of Contemporary Art, for a screening of the video followed by comments from:

    Alex Keller, Professor, Film & Media Studies and Director, Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

    Mehammed Amadeus Mack, Assistant Professor, French Studies and Program Committee Member, Study of Women and Gender

    Amanda Russhell Wallace, Harnish Visiting Artist/Lecturer in Photography 

     

    Free with museum admission

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