April 2, 2003
Editor's note: The following events are not open to the public but may be of interest to the media. If you would like to attend an event as a member of the media, contact Laurie Fenlason at (413) 585-2190 or firstname.lastname@example.org. An online press kit about the Brown Fine Arts Center can be found at www.smith.edu/bfac.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
A special press preview and tour of the Brown Fine Arts Center, featuring remarks by James S. Polshek, FAIA, and Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, Polshek Partnership Architects, and Carol T. Christ, president of Smith College. An informal question and answer period and individualized tours will follow the presentation. To attend, respond by April 15 to (413) 585-2190 or email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
Preview for Smith Faculty and Staff
An informal gathering for Smith College faculty and staff to view and celebrate the new arts complex. President Carol T. Christ and others will make brief remarks.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Annual Meeting of the Friends of
the Smith College Libraries
The theme of the Friends of the Smith College Libraries (FSCL) meeting is "Form and Function in Library Design: The Rededication of the Hillyer Art Library." Guest speakers are FSCL Chair Sarah Thomas, Smith Class of 1970 and Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, and Susan T. Rodriguez, Polshek Partnership Architects. Thomas will present "A Visual Tour of Academic Library Buildings in the Information Age"; Rodriguez will discuss the concept of "Information Space." A tour of the art library and a reception in the Atrium will follow.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
Donors to the museum will gather for a festive celebration of the Brown Fine Arts Center, featuring dinner and live jazz.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
Brown Fine Arts Center Ribbon-Cutting/Dedication
(NOTE: OPEN TO PUBLIC)
The public is invited to join Northampton Mayor Mary Clare Higgins and Smith College President Carol T. Christ for a brief, festive ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the new facility.
Grand Reopening of Smith College
Museum of Art (NOTE: OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Reopening festivities will include entertainment, family activities and refreshments; performances by student musicians and singing groups; tours; and informal talks on new acquisitions by faculty and curators.
THURSDAY, MAY 1
Reopening Bash for Smith Students
On the eve of the last day of classes, some 300 Smith students and their guests are expected to celebrate the Brown Fine Arts Center with a party featuring live music, dancing and a late-night breakfast.