About the Institute
Kahn Fellowships
Current Projects
Future Projects
Past Projects
The Kahn Chronicle
News & Announcements
Contact Us
Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith and Five College faculty, Smith students, and visiting scholars without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions. Each year the institute supports long- and short-term projects that are proposed, planned and organized by members of the Smith College faculty.

News & Announcements

  Elizabeth Merritt

The Ten Thousand Year Collection

A lecture by Elizabeth Merritt, Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums at the American Alliance of Museums

Thursday, December 10, 5 p.m.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

Elizabeth Merritt, a foremost authority on the future of museums, will discuss what preservation and interpretation could really mean across millennia and within the context of shifting institutional culture, as well as the role of digital technology, ethics and value structures around collecting, archiving and providing access to works.

Merritt's lecture is part of the short-term project Futurisms I: The Ten Thousand Year Collection (December 10-12). Read more>


What Makes You Grateful?

A Kahn Gallery Installation

Now on display at the Kahn Gallery: an exhibit by Anne Kubitsky '05, founder of the Look for the Good Project, of images and personal stories of people around the world.

Visit the Kahn Gallery, say what you are grateful for and add your voice.

More information about this event >