Members' Exhibition Preview of Women's Work: Feminist Art from the Collection with Curator Linda Muehlig

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 2-3 PM
  • Join Linda Muehlig, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Painting and Sculpture, for a preview of the new exhibition, Women’s Work: Feminist Art from the Collection.

    Feminism’s Second Wave (1960s–80s) was an era of protest, organization, and activism by women in the arts and in American society. This exhibition features works from SCMA’s collection by artists who were prominent in the movement, including Emma Amos, Judy Chicago, the Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Ana Mendieta, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, and Martha Wilson, among others.

    A number of recent acquisitions will be on view at the Museum for the first time. These include A Portfolio of Models (large-scale photographs) by Franklin Furnace founder and performance artist Martha Wilson, and her video installation I Have Become My Own Worst Fear/Deformation. Other new acquisitions that will be shown include works on paper by Carolee Schneemann, who used her body as the basis for her work, and photographs by Lorraine O’Grady documenting Art Is…, a performance work that was part of Harlem’s African American Day parade in September 1983.

    Members: $5 | Student Members: FREE. Members may bring up to 2 guests. Space limited.

    RSVP by September 8: or 413.585.2777

Artist Talk by Martha Wilson

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
  • Carroll Room | 2nd Floor |Smith College Campus Center
  • 7 PM | Doors open at 6:30 PM | Limited seating (early arrival encouraged)
  • The Smith College Museum of Art presents Martha Wilson, pioneering feminist artist and founder of Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of ephemeral and avant-garde art. In an artist’s talk, Wilson will trace the trajectory of her career as well as discuss her current work. Several of Wilson’s artworks can be seen in the current exhibition: Women’s Work: Feminist Art from the Collection, on view September 11, 2015–January 3, 2016.

    Free and open to all
    No reservations required

    PLEASE BE SEATED: Members’ reserved seating available. Reserve by Sept 28: or 413.585.2777

Guerrilla Girls–Public Talk

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • Sage Hall | Smith College
  • 7:00 PM | Doors open at 6:30 PM | Limited seating (early arrival encouraged)
  • This program is presented by SCMA, in collaboration with the Smith student organization, Feminists of Smith, and is part of the related programming for the exhibition: Women’s Work: Feminist Art from the Collection on view September 11, 2015–January 3, 2016.
  • For over 30 years, the Guerilla Girls have been using images, facts, and humor to expose discrimination and corruption in art, politics, and pop culture. In a live performance, two "Girls" will share the story of this influential group's activism and creative process.
  • Free and open to all - No reservations required.
  • PLEASE BE SEATED: Members' reserved seating available. Reserve by October 26: or 413.585.2777


See a complete list of WOMEN'S WORK related programs and class visits