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The producing and performing arts play an important role in the intellectual and cultural aspirations of the college and the education of the whole person. At Smith, the arts have a long history of helping students generate a sense of belonging, encouraging them to think creatively, encouraging diverse perspectives, developing new habits of the mind, and offering new modes of discovering one’s voice. SmithArts aims to make visible all the opportunities to engage and strengthen the presence of art and artists on campus, allowing students to discover new avenues for advancing their creativity in ways that will enrich their future, no matter what field they pursue.

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Leigh Fagin in an auditorium.

Office for the Arts

Founded in Fall 2022, the Smith Office for the Arts (SOFA) is a new office, headed by director Leigh Fagin, focused on unifying arts planning and programming on campus through collaboration and co-creation of programs and initiatives designed to support the creative work of students, staff and faculty. 

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Ushering in a New Era

What better way to greet an incoming president than with performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and more? Smith Office for the Arts was proud and delighted to be a part of the inauguration of Sarah Willie-LeBreton in such a big way. Showcasing all that Smith and its students have to offer, the weekend was filled with amazing artistic works across campus.

Check Out the Highlights
A group of students on the stage in Mendenhall, clapping and smiling as Sarah Willie-LeBreton greets them

Second Fridays at Smith College Museum of Art

Second Fridays welcome people of all ages to visit the SCMA! These free events offer an evening of art-inspired hands-on art making, and also viewing four floors of art. SCMA Second Fridays run from 4–8 p.m., with hands-on art making from 4–7 p.m. and free light refreshments. Learn more about SCMA’s next Second Friday online!

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Photo by Cloud Osmond ’24

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When you join our SmithArts mailing list, you will receive weekly emails with information on art, dance, music, theatre and film/media events at Smith during the academic year. Sign up for our new SOFANotes email to learn about current exhibits, visiting artists & poets, academic opportunities and more.