Program Highlights

In conjunction with Drawn to Excellence, SCMA will host a symposium September 28-29, 2012 entitled “Collecting Drawings: A Public & Private Affair,” during which curators, collectors, and dealers will discuss the intricate relationship between the private and public spheres of collecting art. This program is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required. Support for the symposium is provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Fund through the initiative of Dorothy Tremaine Hildt, Smith class of 1949.
 Also in connection with Drawn to Excellence, Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Smith class of 1973, and the Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies at Smith, fall 2012, will teach a course for Smith students entitled “French and Italian Drawings: Renaissance through Romanticism.”

On October 12, Dr. McCullagh will present a free, public lecture on the exhibition as part of SCMA’s free monthly Second Friday series (see Related Programming for details).

Dr. McCullagh serves as the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago.

Image Credit: Bartolomeo Cesi. Bologna 1556–1629 Bologna. A Striding Youth Carrying a Bundle of Sticks; verso, A Veiled Woman Praying, 1591/94. Red and white chalk on blue paper; verso, red chalk.13 3/8 x 8 5/8 in.; 340 x 220 mm. Private Treasures, cat. 26