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Student Events in September 2018

Thursdays 'Til 8: Salon de Septembre

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Museum of Art
  • 6:30–8 PM
  • You are cordially invited to the Salon de Septembre by the Smith College Museum of Art. Have an exclusive first look at the upcoming exhibition, Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection. Enjoy refreshments while taking commemorative polaroids at our photo booth--perhaps in imitation of the poses and expressions of the portraits! Be a part of the salon experience by engaging in casual yet compelling conversation about the exhibition with friends and fellow salonists. We hope to see you there!

Student Picks: The Dichotomy of Nature: How Artists Portray the Environment

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • 6:30–8 PM
  • Curated by Molly Megan '19. 

    The famous naturalist, John Muir is credited with saying: “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” This show explores two dramatically different depictions of nature with the hopes that you, the viewer will find more walking through this show than you were seeking. Audubon’s prints are careful reproductions of the natural world, demonstrating how artistry and scientific study can meld to capture an animal’s morphology and natural environment. The landscapes in this show offer a different approach to depicting nature, focusing on the emotional essence of a scene rather than transcribing a specific place. When viewed together, both bodies of work demonstrate that whether accurate representations or dramatic interpretations, works about nature can evoke feelings in all viewers, connecting them with the world around them.

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