Now in its second year since reopening
its doors following a two-year expansion and renovation,
the Smith College Museum of Art is host to a wide-ranging
schedule of exhibitions and programs this year. Since its reopening,
the museum has seen a substantial increase in attendance, says Margi
Caplan, membership and marketing director, accommodating nearly twice
the number of visitors on average compared to previous years. Current
and upcoming exhibitions:
The featured fall exhibition showcases
works in mixed media by Japanese artists, created in ways that challenge
methods associated with the traditional arts of Japan.
Organized by Samuel C. Morse, the museum's curatorial consultant for Asian
art and professor of fine arts at Amherst College. Through
An exhibition of more than 30 photographs,
prints and drawings from several different countries and
time periods that seek to influence people's political ideals. Curated by
Aprile Gallant, associate curator of prints and drawing at the Museum
Cunningham Center. Through December 31.
Organized by students
in art history 260, African Art, History and Modernity,
taught by Dana Leibsohn, professor of art, this sculpture exhibition
explores the cultural politics of collecting and displaying African
objects in the West. November 19 through June 5, 2005.
New York City has been the home and the
artistic subject for artists for more than 200 years. Using the Museum
vast collection of works on paper, this exhibition will
showcase the many ways in which artists have depicted the
life, stories and nuance of the nation's most famous city. Curated
by Aprile Gallant. January 25 through April 10.
This sculpture exhibition is
the largest show of Saint-Gaudens' works
ever to tour the Americas. Comprising 70 objects, the show
is organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions. Nine major projects
are featured, including Chicago's Abraham Lincoln, the angels
for J. P. Morgan's
tomb and the Diana for the weather vane on the old Madison
Square Garden. January 27 through March 20.
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