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Beacon to the World: Art from the Sylvia Smith Lewis '74 and Byron E. Lewis Sr. Collection

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Smith College Museum of Art Nixon Gallery
Open to the Public

This special installation celebrates the recent donation of artwork from Sylvia Smith Lewis, class of 1974, and her husband, Byron E. Lewis Sr. Lifelong supporters of Black artists, the Lewises built a major collection of modern and contemporary art. Unlike the majority of collectors and museums in the United States—who, until recently, ignored or marginalized work by Black artists—the Lewises have always championed the immense creativity and talent of these artists whose friendship they enjoyed and whose art they collected.