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 544 SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR From its beginnings in the 1870s, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) has been guided by the understanding that original works of art can be a powerful component of the liberal arts education, embodying aesthetic rewards and a wealth of information about history and human culture. The commitment to forming an art collection that would be a vital part of educational experiences was articulated as one of the founding goals of Smith College. The museum that has grown from that early vision has evolved in concert with the academic program it exists to support. Today SCMA is widely recognized as one of the leading academic museums in the nation, contributing meaningfully to Smith College’s mission to educate women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose. This 2017–2022 Strategic Plan marks the beginning of the next chapter in SCMA’s evolution, as we set forward a vision aligned with the college’s new strategic plan. In developing it, we’ve asked these questions: What initiatives in the next five years will be crucial to deepening the museum’s service to the larger mission of Smith? How will an enhanced SCMA help Smith College have an even greater positive impact on the world? How will it further bolster Smith’s success in graduating women who will lead in all fields of endeavor? The vision outlined here grows from an inclusive and iterative process guided by museum and college leaders and engaging with a wide range of community members and stakeholders. Through focus groups,