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Yao Wu, Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art, introduces new acquisitions of Asian American artist Ching Ho Cheng that are currently featured in SCMA Then\Now\Next.
The gift of 142 drawings from the bequest of Carol O. Selle, class of 1954, has transformed SCMA's already outstanding drawing collection. Highlights from this momentous gift will be the subject of a series of posts featured on SCMA Insider. This post, by Aprile Gallant, senior curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, focuses on a drawing by Alfred Leslie.
Today’s post is by Mosa Molapo ‘22, a double major in Art History and African Studies, who is the
2021-2022 Kennedy Museum Research Fellow in Art History at SCMA.
As part of my work at SCMA this year I am researching and documenting the Baio collection. The collection, donated by Joe Baio and Anne Griffin (class of 1983), includes 100 photographs taken by majority women artists from across the world, (primarily the United States and Europe).
The SCMA recently acquired an 18th-century snuff box in the shape of a skull; learn more about this curious object, its imagery, original function, and historic context from curatorial research assistant, Annalise Edwards '23J.
Aprile Gallant, senior curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, speaks with Meredith Diamond ‘23, a student assistant in the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs about the documentary notebooks that accompanied a gift of 144 drawings from Carol O. Selle ‘54.
Aprile Gallant (AG): I was really happy to see you so engaged with the content of Carol Selle’s notebooks. What drew you to them at first?
In this post, Brooklyn Quallen '25 discusses her experience planting tulips for An Imposing Number of Times (2020-2022), a newly commissioned artwork by Amanda Williams. Brooklyn is a STRIDE scholar currently working with Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art.
Cunningham Center Assistant Grace Ettinger '22, asks Autumn Guntor who joined the Museum as part of the SCMA safety team in 2021 about their favorite work of art at SCMA.
Kayara Hardnett-Barnes 23' is currently working in the museum as a Student Museum Educator. She is studying Sociology and Film and Media Studies at Smith. Read about her experience creating and installing the interactive exhibit currently in the Talk Back Space.
Meredith Diamond is a junior Computer Science major and currently working as a Cunningham Center intern.