FAQ

  • What’s happening?
    Beginning this summer, Smith College Museum of Art will implement a two-phase plan to update the Museum’s galleries.
  • Why?
    As a teaching museum, SCMA is dedicated to enhancing use of the Museum's permanent collection as an educational resource.
  • When will work happen?
    To minimize impact on our visitors, work on this project will occur over two summers.
    SUMMER 2014: MAY 27–SEPTEMBER 12
    Second and third floor permanent collection galleries will be closed.
    SUMMER 2015: JUNE 1–SEPTEMBER 1
    Lower level and first floor galleries will be closed.
  • When will the Museum be closed this summer?
    SCMA will be closed for floor refinishing throughout the building for one week only: June 30–July 7, 2014. 
  • Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
  • Will admission fees stay the same?
    SCMA will be free for all Museum visitors from May 27–August 31, 2014 while second and third floor galleries are closed for the Gallery Reinstallation and Reinterpretation Project. Free admission this summer is possible thanks to the generous support of the Director’s Associates, Tryon Associates, and Members of the Museum.
     
  • What will I see when I visit SCMA this summer?
    The lower level and first floor galleries will remain open. On the lower level, visitors will see a wide range of 20th century paintings and sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection. On the first floor, the special exhibition, The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn, will remain on view through August 2014.
     
  • Will Museum hours change this summer?
    Except for one week (June 30-July 7, 2014), SCMA will remain open for regular hours throughout this summer.
    Special exhibitions and some parts of the permanent collection will remain on view. Regular Museum programming— including Second Fridays (featuring “Hands-on!” and “Open Eyes”) and Members’ programs—will occur as usual.
     

We look forward to seeing you soon and often! 

This information will be updated as needed throughout SCMA’s Gallery Reinstallation & Reinterpretation Project.