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Exhibition-Related in February 2016

Käthe Kollwitz Gallery Talk by Barry Moser

  • Friday, February 5, 2016
  • 12:15–12:45 PM
  • Barry Moser, professor-in-residence in art and printer to the college, as well as noted printmaker and illustrator, will share his insights into Kathe Kollwitz’s work.

FILM Kathe Kollwitz: Images of a Life

  • Friday, February 12, 2016
  • Hillyer Hall, Graham Auditorium
  • 7 PM
  • Kathe Kollwitz: Images of a Life, 95 min, GDR, 1987, German with English subtitles

    Director: Ralf Kirsten

    Kathe Kollwitz was 47 years old and already a well-established artist in Germany and abroad when her youngest son Peter volunteered to fight in World War I, and was killed two weeks later. This film pieces parts of Kollwitz's letters and diaries together in a mosaic-like self-portrait in the aftermath of this painful tragedy. Introduced by Dr. Skyler Arndt-Briggs, Executive Director, DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst.

K–12 Teacher Workshop Series: Käthe Kollwitz - An Artist & Her Time

  • Friday, February 12, 2016
  • Museum of Art
  • 4:30–8:30 PM
  • (Snow date: March 11) Plus another workshop scheduled for Tuesday, April 12th

    Each session: $20 members, $30 non-members.

    A multi-part workshop, sign up for one or all. In these evenings for educators, explore change over time in Germany through one individual’s point of view by analyzing her visual art and personal diaries. Inspired by the exhibition Mothers’ Arms: Käthe Kollwitz’s Women and War, on view January 29–May 29, 2016. These interdisciplinary workshops will model strategies that support students in building their visual and media literacy skills through inquiry, observation and dialogue. Due to the sophisticated content of the exhibition, this workshop is most appropriate for middle and high school teachers.

    Please register online at

    Email or call (413) 585-2773 with questions.

Night at Your Museum

  • Friday, February 19, 2016
  • Museum of Art—Enter through the Brown Fine Arts Center Atrium
  • 7–10 PM
  • Free and open to all Smith students

    Come to SCMA’s party of the year for a night to remember! Explore the newly redesigned galleries after-hours to discover your museum with great friends, student performances, special exhibitions, and SCMA’s amazing collection. 

    Use #naym to share your experience with us online @smithartmuseum 


    • South Asian inspired appetizers, desserts, and mocktails
    • Performances by the Smiffenpoofs and SC Masti
    • Music dj’d by WOZQ
    • Special exhibitionDislocation: Negotiating Identity Dislocation/Negotiating Identity: Contemporary Photographs from South and Southeast Asia.
    • Hands-on art project
    • Photobooth
    • And don’t forget about your outfit: dress to express!
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