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The Ancient World Gallery
In 2019, the display of SCMA’s ancient art collection was reimagined to provide a more global view of the ancient world. Previously, this…
Arts of Africa, c. 1825–1960
This installation, guest-curated by Dr. Christa Clarke, features a selection of African art from SCMA’s collection. They are displayed…
SCMA Then\Now\Next
On the occasion of SCMA’s centennial, this exhibition asks what it means to make and continually remake a museum.
Amanda Williams: An Imposing Number of Times 
“How do you bring closure to something that lingers? How do you memorialize an injustice that is ongoing?” These are two of the questions…
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skull shaped box carved from wood

An Exploration of Vanitas Snuff Box in the Shape of a Skull

December 1, 2021
The SCMA recently acquired an 18th-century snuff box in the shape of a skull; learn more about this curious object, its imagery, original function, and historic context for curatorial research assi
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