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Exhibition-Related in October 2012

October 12 Second Friday

  • Friday, October 12, 2012
  • 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: informal guided gallery conversation

    7–8 PM Lecture by Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago | Graham Hall, Hillyer Hall

    PLEASE BE SEATED: Members reserved seating available Reserve by October 10: or 413.585.2777



    Image Credit: Bartolomeo Cesi. Bologna 1556–1629 Bologna. A Striding Youth Carrying a Bundle of Sticks; verso,A Veiled Woman Praying, 1591/94. Red and white chalk on blue paper; verso, red chalk. 13 3/8 x 8 5/8 in.; 340 x 220 mm. Private Treasures, cat. 26

MEMBERS’ EXTRAS: Art Insights 2012 Frameworks VIII Gallery Talk With Chief Preparator William Myers

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
  • Museum of Art
  • 2:00–2:45 PM
  • Join SCMA Chief Preparator William Myers for a gallery tour of Frameworks VIII which showcases this year’s results of the Museum’s frame conservation apprenticeship program. In this program, Smith College and other Five-College students are trained in the techniques of frame conservation.

    Featured in this installation are two historically accurate frames created for William Merritt Chase’s Woman in Black (ca. 1890) and Juan Gris’s Still Life: Bottle of Rum (ca. 1914). Also conserved in this year’s program were two frames, dating to 1890 and 1910, lent by the Holyoke Public Library and in need of treatment for minor losses of ornament, gesso, and gilding.

    This project is an outgrowth of the Museum’s long-term effort to study and conserve the frames in its collection, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Friends of the Museum who contributed to a special Annual Appeal, “The Frame Project: Conservation and Restoration of Museum Masterpieces.”

    Members: $5 / Student Members: FREE / Members may bring up to two guests.

    Please reserve by October 23: or 413.585.2777

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