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All Events in March 2018

Free Public Performance by Artist Mina Cheon

  • Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 4:30 PM
  • Performance by Mina Cheon aka Kim Il Soon UMMA's Cleaning Lesson II Friday, March 2, 4:30 PM Smith College Museum of Art

    Mina Cheon aka Kim Il Soon, as a North Korean UMMA, performs her Cleaning Lesson II at the Smith College Museum of Art by cleaning the floors of the gallery.

    Space limited

Five-College Faculty Symposium in Conjunction with the SCMA Exhibition 体 MODERN IMAGES OF THE BODY FROM EAST ASIA

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Graham Hall, Hillyer Art Building
  • 10–3:30 PM
  • Free and Open to All

    Join this multidisciplinary Five-College Faculty Symposium in conjunction with the SCMA Exhibition 体 MODERN IMAGES OF THE BODY FROM EAST ASIA. Come hear 5-College professors share their perspectives on on works of art in this exhibition.

    SCMA Symposium Program

Miller Lecture with Artist Mina Cheon: North Korean Awareness and Global Peace Projects

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
  • 4 PM
  • 15th Annual Miller Lecture in Art & Art History
    with Artist Mina Cheon

    Free and Open to All

    Mina Cheon is a Korean-American new media artist, scholar and educator who divides her time between Korea and the United States. Her political popart, or “Polipop,” draws inspiration from global media and popular culture, intersecting politics and pop art. Cheon's work ranges from new media, video, installation, performance and public projects to traditional media of painting and sculpture. As part of her North Korean Awareness and Global Peace Projects (2004-ongoing), Cheon has appeared as a North Korean artist named KIM IL SOON since 2013. She has exhibited in Baltimore, MD, New York, NY, and South Korea. Her painting, Sons of Joseon: Squirt Water Not Bullets! (2013), is in the collection of the Smith College Museum of Art and is currently on view at SCMA in the exhibition 体 Modern Images of the Body from East Asia. Cheon received her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Media and Communications from the European Graduate School, European University for Interdisciplinary Studies, Switzerland, and is on the faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author ofShamanism + Cyberspace (Atropos Press, NY and Dresden, 2009). She is on the Board of Directors of the New Media Caucus of the College Art Association and is an associate editor of the academic journal Media-N.    

    Please Be Seated: Reserved Seating for SCMA members available. or 413.585.2777

Artist Talk for Teachers

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Sacerdote Gallery
  • 1 PM
  • Middle and High School level art and history-social science teachers are invited to join in an interdisciplinary conversation with artist Mina Cheon on the power of art to engage students in understanding--and challenging their understanding--of East Asian culture, history and politics. Post-conversation, teachers are invited to collaborate on creating an arts-integrated lesson focused on the painting Sons of Joseon: Squirt Water Not Bullets.

    Refreshments provided.

March 9 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • 4–7 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Itty Bitty Art

    How small can you go? Make a tiny collage, drawing or painting inspired by the tiniest work of art on view in the museum. A variety of diminutive materials will be provided for creating a miniature masterpiece.

    6 PM Open Eyes: Guided conversation exploring a different art object each month

    Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments

Smith College 2018 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • Atrium
  • 5–8 PM
  • In recognition of Women's History Month, join us to help end the gender imbalance on Wikipedia by participating in a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on women artists in the SCMA collection. No experience is needed. We'll provide training, reference materials, and brain snacks. Just bring your laptop and power cord - or use ours!

    Editors will have the chance to work (or relax) on beanbags inside the museum, sign up for a restorative yoga sessions in the galleries, and enjoy dinner from Holyoke Hummus Company's "The Great Garbanzo" Food Truck. The first 60 students to sign up for a 15-minute editor training will receive a $10 meal voucher and guaranteed spot in one the yoga sessions!

    The Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Smith College Libraries and Smith College Museum of Art.

    Art+Feminism’s main purpose is to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia. Nearly 500 edit-a-thons have been held since 2014.

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