Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 8229 ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT In collaboration with museum staff, Smith faculty from various disciplines integrate art in the museum’s collections and exhibitions into coursework. Each class visit aims to engage students in various ways of experi- encing art firsthand, to provide models for teaching and learning with art and to strengthen students’ visual and museum literacy skills. A few examples: ARH 280: Mountains and Rivers Without End: An Introduction to Chinese Landscape Painting Taught by Daniel Greenberg, this class met weekly at SCMA, utilizing the museum’s classroom and artwork on rotating display in the Teaching Gallery, and works on paper in the Cunningham Center as well. Students had the opportunity to examine closely works from the Chinese art collection for each session. Biology 154: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation For this course, educator Charlene Shang Miller visited the class in the lecture hall to introduce the process of looking and interpreting. Professor Virginia Hayssen subsequently brought her students to the museum for three visits to work with various artworks relating to the specific topics of biomes, ecology and species interaction and conservation. Many courses and first-year seminars across departments such as Anthropology, Art History, Dance, East Asian Languages & Literatures, East Asian Studies, Education, English Language & Literature, Environmental Science & Policy, French Studies, Geosciences, History, Religion, Sociology, Spanish & Portuguese, Statistical & Data Sciences, Studio Art and Women & Gender Studies also use the museum’s collections in engaging ways. A HUB FOR OBJECT-BASED LEARNING: THE TEACHING GALLERY The Teaching Gallery is dedicated primarily to the display of works of art in connection with a wide range of courses and programs of study. This gallery and the Mellon Classroom provide space to bring out works of art from storage for courses such as: Art History 110: Art and Its Histories Faculty: Laura Kalba French 230: Colloquium in French Studies: Consumers, Culture and the French Department Store Faculty: Jonathan Gosnell First Year Seminar 199: Remembering Marie Antoinette Faculty: Janie Vanpée History 251: Europe in the 20th Century Faculty: Ernest Benz Art History 218: Modern Architectures of North America Faculty: Erica Morawski Art History 224: Art of Japan Faculty: Daniel Greenberg History 243: Reconstructing Historical Communities Faculty: Ernest Benz Geology/Archaeology 112: Archaeological Geology of Rock Art and Stone Faculty: Bosiljka Glumac History 270: Oral History and Lesbian Subjects Faculty: Kelly Anderson Art History 171: Introduction to the Materials of Art Faculty: David Dempsey and Sarah Belchetz-Swenson Art History 278: History of Photography Faculty: Anna Lee The Teaching Gallery was also the site for a program co-sponsored by the UMass Fine Arts Center with dancer/ choreographer Doug Varone and SCMA museum educator Charlene Shang Miller. Works in the collection by Joan Mitchell, whose art inspired a new piece by Varone, were displayed for close looking and exploration. Dancers from Varone’s company improvised movement based on interpretations by the audience. ABOVE: Smith students studying objects in the museum’s Teaching Gallery ART & DANCE/UMASS & SCMA—A COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS