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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…
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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