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 823 AMONG THE MANY THINGS BROUGHT TO LIGHT through the strategic planning process was the vital role of alumnae in the past, present and future of the museum. Generosity in the form of financial support and gifts of art reinforces our vision and extends our reach in remarkable ways. Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 turned a per- sonal passion developed while she was a student at Smith into a life’s work focused on fostering the careers of young artists and the institutions that support them. We are thrilled to announce the endowment of the Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art, an extraor- dinary gift that allows SCMA to offer a new and nearly unparalleled focus on the burgeoning field of contempo- rary art. By fostering discourse and engagement around art of the present day, we are at once true to our roots and forward-looking as one of very few college museums in the nation with a position dedicated to contemporary work. I invite you to read more about Charlotte’s visionary gift on page 4. Another way alumnae are revolutionizing the capacity of this museum is through promised gifts of art, and we are pleased to welcome our first members into The Hillyer Society in recognition of their generous intentions for the future. Carol Osuchowski Selle ’54, an exceptional collector and connoisseur, will bequeath to SCMA one of the most distinguished drawing collections of its kind, works of extraordinary quality and depth that will enrich our current holdings while creating a whole new area of strength in German art. Louisa Stude Sarofim ’58 has made a promised gift of her exquisite collection of American collage, which will allow students to study the innovative and varied responses of American artists to this essentially modern medium. We are immensely grateful to Carol and Louisa for their leadership in devel- oping and diversifying the collection for the 21st century and beyond. WHILE MANY INITIATIVES ARE CAREFULLY CULTIVATED over time, others emerge more organically, like our exhibition of Käthe Kollwitz’s work, which was a beautiful blend of intention and inspiration. Cunningham Center manager Henriette Kets de Vries curated the show, drawing on SCMA’s deep holdings of Kollwitz’s graphic work. Her participation in a yearlong Kahn Liberal Arts Institute project focused on “Mothers and Others”—a coming-together of faculty, students and visiting scholars across academic departments and programs—helped shape Mothers’ Arms: Käthe Kollwitz’s Women and War, detailed on page 26. Another delightful aspect of this project was the way in which it answered the call put forth in the last strategic plan to bring our own collection more fully into the changing exhibition program. The introduction of mobile display cabinets has also activated the collection in new ways, and generated real interest among students and faculty who are starting to help curate those cabinets. It’s a superbly symbolic representation of the many ways we strive to make the good work of the museum visible. In that spirit, I’d like to shine a light on two longtime and dedicated staff members who recently retired and whose contributions behind the scenes were meaningful and many. For 35 years, Louise Laplante’s keen eye and conscientious mind informed her work as collections manager and registrar. She oversaw seismic change at SCMA, automating the records management system and converting traditional photography to digital. Stacey Anasazi, our financial and systems coordinator for more than 17 years, brought a new level of accounting acumen to the complex management of the museum’s budget and finances, and was a tremendous resource for our staff. We are enormously grateful to both Louise and Stacey for their service and for all they have done to move our museum forward. Since our founding 140 years ago, SCMA has defined what it means to be a teaching museum and our efforts have evolved with the times in both profound and practical ways. Collecting, preserving, researching and displaying works of art remain at the core of what we do as we dedicate ourselves to connecting people with art, ideas and each other. It’s a mission made possible with the generous and loyal support of our community, and for that we thank you. Jessica Nicoll ‘83 Director and Louise Ines Doyle ‘34 Chief Curator