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Art Around Campus

Smith College Botanic Garden Bulb Show intallation


The Smith College Museum of Art (SMCA) is now open on all floors for the first time since 2020! The renovated third floor features Worlds in Process: Art from the SCMA Collection, which includes artworks from a range of time periods, cultures, materials, and perspectives alongside places to gather and reflect. Visit the museum soon to see it for yourself. The SCMA is free to everyone and welcomes about 35,000 visitors a year. The museum’s collection comprises more than 27,000 objects, representing the diversity of art and material culture across periods and geographies. 

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Brown Fine Arts Center Galleries

Jannotta Gallery

The Jannotta Gallery showcases student artwork throughout the academic year, concluding with multiple exhibitions by senior studio art and architecture majors.

interior of Jannotta Gallery

Oresman Gallery

The Oresman Gallery is an exhibition space within the Smith College Department of Art that is dedicated to showing recent work by professional artists.

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Detail from poster for Bell Jars exhibit at Lyman

The Bell Jars

The Bell Jars: Lyman Conservatory and Sylvia Plath’s Botanical Imagination is a new, original exhibit in Lyman’s Church Gallery. The exhibit explores Plath’s interactions with Lyman, her time studying botany at Smith and how those experiences influenced the botanical images and symbolism that run throughout her work. Using archival materials from the college’s special collections and archives, and Plath’s literary work as a guide, this exhibit invites visitors to inhabit Lyman as Plath once did and to explore Plath’s botanical imagination through the arts, humanities and sciences. 

The exhibit runs from September 15, 2023,  through June 28, 2024.

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