The Smith College Museum of Art has received a transformative gift from Mary Gordon Roberts '60 of two impressions of one of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn’s most famous prints, The Three Crosses, Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves. The two prints will add significantly to SCMA’s ability to study and share information on the working methods of one of the most influential printmakers in the history of western European art.
Eighteen-year-old Alanis Rodriguez had hardly begun her college education at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) when Hurricane Maria plunged the island into darkness last September. Rodriguez responded to Smith’s offer of a semester’s free tuition and room and board and is one of three UPR students who enrolled for the spring semester. They arrived in January for orientation—just in time for a fresh coat of snow.
A new exhibition at the Smith College Museum of Art explores what artistic representations of the body reflect about East Asian culture and history from the 19th century to the present. On view through August, 体 Modern Images of the Body from East Asia features artworks drawn mainly from the SCMA’s collection that evoke the region’s changing identities, socio-political realities and artistic movements.
Smith, alongside the other members of the Five College Consortium, is again seeking community support in responding to proposed cuts to essential Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Five College bus routes. Several proposed changes will directly affect services between Smith and the Five Colleges. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to voice concerns, either via a survey or by attending upcoming hearings on the issue.
Smith’s Class of 2022 will be chosen from a record 5,780 applicants—a 6 percent increase over last year and a 31 percent increase over 2013. All members of the Smith community are invited to celebrate the incoming class at a Cupcake Celebration being held Friday, Feb. 23, at noon in the Campus Center Atrium.