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All Events in December 2015

MEMBERS' GALLERY TALK: Dislocation | Urban Experience Exhibition

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 2–3 PM

    The inaugural exhibition in the Carol T. Christ Asian Art Gallery

    Led by guest curator Samuel C. Morse Howard M. and professor Martha P. Mitchell, Amherst College and Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor, Harvard University

    Today, East Asia is home to some of the largest cities on the planet. Dislocation/Urban Experience features the photographs of contemporary artists from China, Japan, and Korea who have come of age during a period of rapid and unchecked urbanization at a scale that is without precedent.

    These photographers depict the extreme pressures and contradictions of life in East Asia's mega-cities. Family relations dissolve as people move into the cities and leave their local towns and villages. Older neighborhoods are torn down to be replaced by uniform apartment blocks with increasingly smaller living spaces. Commuting distances lengthen and city residents often live in almost total isolation from their neighbors. Congestion, pollution, and an increasing disparity in income belie the sparkling commercial districts in the cities' centers.

    This exhibition is supported by the Nolen Endowed fund for Asian Art Initiatives.

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

    RSVP by December or 413.585.2777

The Ten Thousand Year Collection- Public Lecture

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
  • 5 PM
  • Elizabeth Merritt, Vice President of Strategic Foresight and, Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums, American Alliance of Museums, will share her insights on what is to come for museums, collections and archives.

    The opening lecture in a two-part "Futurisms" colloquium--a collaboration between the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute and the Smith College Museum of Art. Press Release

    Free and open to all

Free December 11 Second Friday

  • Friday, December 11, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • 4–6 PM Hands-on!  Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Paint Outside the Box
    Experiment with shaped canvases to create a colorful, non-rectangular painting inspired by Frank Stella’s 40 foot shaped canvas painting, Damascus Gate (Variation III)

    6 PM Open Eyes 
    Join a guided gallery conversation exploring a different art object each month

    Holiday Shopping! Museum Shop open 11 AM–8 PM

    Plus Light Refreshments 

MEMBER'S EXTRAS: Art Insights 2015

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
  • Drawing to Look Closely: Sharpening our Looking Skills through Drawing

    SCMA Members are invited to join Emma Cantrell, Brown Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Museum Education, for a one-hour introduction to drawing art on view from the permanent collection. Emma will offer sketching exercises, and facilitate a discussion designed to encourage careful looking and deeper exploration of the art through drawing. Program open to all levels. No prior experience necessary. Pencils and paper will be provided.

    Meet in the lobby of the Museum.
    Members: $5| Student Members: FREE

    Members may bring up to 2 guests. Space Limited.

    RSVP by December 16: or 413.585.2777 

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