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 542017–2022 STRATEGIC PLAN 5 interviews and workshops we gathered input from students, faculty, alumnae, SCMA members and leaders from both Smith College and Northampton. Facilitated by our partners at brightspot strategy, this process took place between April and August 2016. It concurred with and was informed by the final phase of development of a new strategic plan for the college. Writing this plan has given us the opportunity to reflect on SCMA’s history, our progress during the past 15 years, and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. REFLECTING ON THE RECENT PAST The comprehensive renovation of the Brown Fine Arts Center in 2003 yielded state-of-the-art museum facilities with expanded space for the storage, display and study of the collection. On-site classrooms, a teaching gallery and a study center for works of art on paper are all tailored to facilitate access to the breadth of the collection for faculty, students, and scholars. The ensuing years have seen an expansion of the museum’s capacity and impact in every area of our work. We have broadened the scope of our collections to be more global, prioritizing and strengthening them around the college’s areas of growth. The creation of high- resolution images of the entire collection has paved the way for increased discovery, access and use. Our staff has expanded, bringing in additional curatorial expertise and educators skilled at facilitating engagement with art for all of our audiences. FOSTERING MUSEUM & VISUAL LITERACY SCMA’s 2009–2013 Strategic Plan articulated a mission of creating meaningful and memorable experiences with exceptional art. We have done this by fostering transformative encounters with original works of art and nurturing fluency in analyzing visual images and the workings of a museum.