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   Date: 10/11/13 Bookmark and Share

Museum Welcomes President McCartney with Art Stories

Exhibition of 36 Works On Display October 11-February 9, 2014

The Inauguration Kit prepared to help people in the Smith community get to know President Kathleen McCartney as the occasion approaches, includes collections of favorite songs and favorite books.

Beginning today, Friday, Oct. 11, an exhibition in the Museum of Art helps the college's 11th president get to know the rich art collection there.

“Art Stories: Personal Experiences with SCMA’s Collection” is a display of 36 works—prints, drawings, photographs, paintings and sculpture—from the museum’s permanent collection chosen by alumnae, students, teachers, friends and neighbors of Smith to help welcome President McCartney and introduce her to the museum.

Click on images for enlarged view with accompanying stories.

“Art Stories” will be on display October 11 through February 9, 2014, mainly in the museum’s Nixon Gallery, second floor, with additional selections highlighted throughout the museum.

Works were chosen for the special meaning they hold for exhibition participants, or strong memories that they elicit around their Museum of Art experience. Accompanying each piece is a label with the story of discovery inspired by the artwork, in the words of the respective selector.

“Art Stories” is supported by the Louise Walker Blaney, Smith Class of 1939, Fund for Exhibitions and Museum Members.



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