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Countless times in my life I have said, “I love going to museums!” When I travel, I always try to find a new museum to see. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts or the Sandwich Glass Museum on Cape Cod. Big or small, art or history, I just love seeing culture displayed.
Hi, I’m Chaia (she/they) and I will be working as the Sacerdote Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Museum Education. I am thrilled to be joining Kamala GhaneaBassiri (they/them), the new curatorial fellow, and Julia Giguere (she/her), the new marketing and communications fellow, at SCMA! I love Western Mass and am a University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) Alumni (‘22). At UMass, I double majored in the Individualized Concentration in Film Studies focusing on Experimental Video Production and in Communications concentrating on the impacts of mass media.
Hi! I’m Kamala GhaneaBassiri (they/them), the new two-year Bodnar post-baccalaureate curatorial fellow at SCMA. I am joined by museum education fellow Chaia Leibowitz (she/they) and marketing and communications fellow Julia Giguere (she/her) who will introduce themselves in separate blog posts in the next couple of weeks.
Z Stevens ‘25j is an English Major and Museum Concentrator. They are a Student Museum Educator working with K-12 school groups.
Indigo Casais ’23 is an art history and English double major. Indigo is also the 2022-23 Kennedy Museum Research Fellow in Art History at SCMA, working with Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art.
DJ’s in the Museum! A Student-Centered Collaboration with Music and Art with the Smith College Radio Station
Maegan “Cloud” Osmond ‘24 is an Art History major with a Museum Concentration. They were the Program and Interpretation Assistant at the Smith College Museum of Art in Spring 2023 where they partnered with student organizations across campus and helped plan for future student collaborations.
Aprile Gallant is Mary Walcott Keyes 1931 Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs.
Josie Wong '26 explores the historical and visual context of Jarrell's Revolutionary. She is currently a Student Assistant at the Cunningham Center for Works on Paper at the SCMA.
Wadsworth Jarrell’s famous Revolutionary print immediately caught my eye as I was setting up artwork for a class visit to the Cunningham Center. Perhaps it was the vibrant yellows, oranges, and pinks that pulled me towards it or the figure hidden within a mass of words. Whatever the reason, I needed to learn more about this print.
Anna Ziegler '25 is an Art History Major at Smith College, this is her first semester working as a Student Assistant for the Cunningham Center at SCMA.
April 30th, 1975 marked the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. This blog post by Diem Nguyen ‘25 honors its 48th anniversary and welcomes the beginning of May, AAPI Heritage Month with maps of Vietnamese-American artist Tiffany Chung. Diem Nguyen ‘25 is a sophomore interested in art history. She currently works with Yao Wu, Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art, as an Asian Art Curatorial Assistant.
Ekphrastic Explorations: Tryon Prize Winners (2022) Katie Rebhun ‘24 and Aidan Wright ‘22 respond to collection works by Edwin Romanzo Elmer
Nina Peláez, Associate Director of Learning and Interpretation, with words and work by Katie Rebhun ‘24 and Aidan Wright ‘22