June 16 |Members Exhibition Preview: The Lay of the Land
2–3 PM | Museum of Art
Join Linda Muehlig, exhibition curator and curator for painting and sculpture, for a preview of the new exhibition, The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection. This exhibition features contemporary American landscapes (paintings, sculptures, and works on paper) from the museum’s collection (from c. 1970 to the present). The show offers a wide variety of perspectives on the landscape in its natural, altered, or re-imagined forms and a range of topographies from cultivated lands, to forest, and desert.
The exhibition is made possible by support from SCMA’s members.
Members: $5 | Student Members: FREE Members may bring up to 2 guests. Space Limited.
RSVP by June 15: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777
July 8 | Free July 8 Second Friday
4–8 PM | Museum of Art
4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view
Create your own miniature “Happy Valley”, inspired by the familiar landscape of local artist Sally Curcio’s spectacular bubble sculptures.
6 PM Open Eyes
Join a guided gallery conversation exploring a different art object each month
Museum Shop open 11 AM–8 PM
July 27 | Reading the Landscape: A Sense of Place—Gallery Conversation & Nature Tour for Members with Laurie Sanders & Linda Muehlig
10–11:30 AM | Museum of Art
Co-sponsored by Kestrel Land Trust and the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)
Join Laurie Sanders, naturalist, and Linda Muehlig, associate director and senior curator of painting and sculpture, SCMA, to explore the idea of “reading the landscape.”
Members: $10. Space is limited to 20. Reservations are required.
RSVP by July 25: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777
7/26–7/29/16 | Summer Teacher Institute: Art + Nature
9–3 PM | Museum of Art
Your students shouldn't have all the fun during summer break! Sign up for four days of indoor and outdoor art & nature-based adventures at the Smith College Museum of Art. Discover curricular connections and find inspiration from artwork on view in The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection (June 17–September 11, 2016) as well as SCMA's permanent exhibition galleries.
Image: Mike Glier. American, born 1953. July 20, 2008: E. 93rd St. New York, New York, 93.F, 2008. Oil on aluminum panel. Purchased with the Dorothy C. Miller, class of 1925, Fund. SC 2016:1-1
Image: Mike Glier. American, born 1953. July 20, 2008: E. 93rd St. New York, New York, 93.F, 2008.Oil on aluminum panel. Purchased with the Dorothy C. Miller, class of 1925, Fund. SC 2016:1 1