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Elizabeth Sacktor ‘24 is a History Major and Studio Art Minor with a Museum Concentration. She has worked since the fall of 2022 as a Student Museum Educator (SME) at SCMA. During the summer of 2023, she worked in the costume and textile collection at Historic Northampton, cataloging the collection and pursuing an independent research project.
Kamala GhaneaBassiri, the Bodnar Curatorial Fellow at the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA).
If you’ve visited the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) before, there's a decent chance you’ve noticed David Andrews at the front desk, hunched over a piece of paper, pulling out words from a tin box or shading in amorphous forms. David started working at SCMA as a Gallery Assistant (GA) over twenty years ago, shortly after moving to Western Massachusetts from Chicago.
Josie Wong ‘26 is a sophomore Art History major and Museum Studies concentrator. Here, she shares her experience in the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)’s interterm course MUX222: Art Museums as Institutions of Human Flourishing.
Caitlyn Brabo '27 is a Cunningham Center Assistant at the Smith College Museum of Art
By Caitlyn Brabo
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.