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All Events in April 2014

Lecture by Curator Christa Clark "Curating a Continent: African Art at the Newark Museum"

  • Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Graham Auditorium, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
  • 5 PM
  • Christa Clarke, Curator of the Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum

    Curating a Continent: African Art at the Newark Museum

     In anticipation of the Fall 2014 opening of the first permanent gallery of African art at the Smith College Museum of Art, SCMA and the Smith College Department of Art have invited Christa Clarke to discuss her innovative approaches to curating African art at the Newark Museum.

    Co-editor of Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display, Clarke has transformed the permanent galleries of African art and organized acclaimed temporary exhibitions at the Newark Museum. She curated the first permanent gallery dedicated to contemporary African art in an American art museum. Her talk is in conjunction with a temporary exhibition curated by Mellon Five College Postdoctoral Fellow in African Art and Architecture Amanda Gilvin and her students. “Transformations in African Art” will be on view at the Smith College Museum of Art through May 25, 2014.

    The lecture is free and open to all. No reservations needed. A public reception will immediately follow the lecture.

    Sponsored by the Smith College Lecture Fund, the Smith College Art Department and the Smith College Museum of Art with the Lewis Global Studies Center, and the Five College African Studies Council.

April 11 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM

    4–6 PM Hands on! art-making for ages 4+ w/adult (while supplies last)

    6–6:30 PM Open Eyes: An informal guided gallery conversation about an art object

    Museum Shop open 10 AM–8 PM
    Image: Anne Whiston Spirn. American, born 1947. Saiho-ji. Kyoto, Japan. October 2001. Pigment print on paper. ©Anne Whiston Spirn

MEMBERS’ EXTRAS: Art Insights 2014

  • Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Museum of Art
  • 2 PM
  • Gallery Tour: A Close Look at Frame Conservation With Bill Myers, Chief Preparator at SCMA with Breana Latty (SC ‘11) and Hannah Braun (MH ‘13)

    Join the Museum’s chief preparator, Bill Myers, and SCMA graduate interns, Breana Latty and Hannah Braun, for a rare gallery tour focusing on frame conservation at the Museum. Guided by experts, we will view conserved frames in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries and learn about some of the processes used on each one.

    Each year, a select group of Smith and Five-College students are trained at SCMA in the techniques of frame conservation through a rigorous, in-depth introduction to conservation theory and practice. Through an emphasis on hands-on learning, program participants spend countless hours learning to conserve and reproduce historic frames.

    Hear more about this unique course of study and learn about Frameworks X, an exhibition showcasing the results of this year’s frame conservation apprenticeship program on view in early May (check website for opening date).

    Members: $5 | Student Members: FREE | MEMBERS MAY BRING UP TO 2 GUESTS 

    Space limited. Please reserve by April 17: or 413.585.2777

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