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  7 CONNECTING PEOPLE, ART & IDEAS SCMA’s record of innovation and achievement strongly positions us to deepen our contributions to Smith’s curriculum and culture and to explore new ways to realize the unique potential of a college art museum. Our research for this plan affirmed that SCMA is widely recognized as one of Smith’s distinguishing assets, understood as a significant teaching and learning resource, and utilized as an active forum for academic inquiry and experiential learning. Importantly, our findings also revealed the value our audiences place on SCMA as an agent of dialogue and social interaction. This plan imagines building on this strong foundation to take our work as an engaged and engaging institution to the next level. It seeks to advance our support for the development of new pedagogies and to mine the potential of informal learning environments. It aspires to create a more porous institution that invites participation, strengthens partnerships and is responsive to issues affecting our campus and communities. It seeks to activate SCMA’s power as a gateway and point of connection to Smith, particularly for an extended alumnae network. And it recognizes the need to embrace new technologies thoughtfully to realize efficiencies in our work, collaborate with partners and innovate in areas ranging from interpretation to digital scholarship. It has been exciting to have members of our community join with museum staff in envisioning the potential for this next chapter in SCMA’s history. I am excited now to share the strategic plan that has emerged from that process and hope that it will inspire you to help us fulfill our mission to cultivate inquiry and reflection by connecting people to art, ideas and each other. Jessica Nicoll ’83 Director and Louise Ines Doyle ’34 Chief Curator