SCMA is recognized as a leading academic museum, contributing meaningfully to Smith College’s mission to educate women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose. We welcome about 35,000 visitors a year, including Five College students, staff and faculty, and visitors from the region and around the world. The museum’s collection now comprises more than 27,000 objects, representing the diversity of art and material culture across periods and geographies.
Engaging people with firsthand experiences of art, artists and museum practice
Collecting, researching, presenting and preserving an expansive collection of art in the service of learning, teaching and critical dialogue
Fostering an environment that welcomes diverse perspectives and inspires imagination
Equity & Inclusion
We believe that the priorities of equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission of connecting people to art, ideas and each other. We are committed to working proactively to acknowledge and embrace differences of perspective, experience and background in order to engage all visitors with art and museum practice.