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January 23, 2020

4–6:30pm
January Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) meeting
museum of art

The January TAG meeting will feature an exclusive tour of the exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem with SCMA's Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Curator of Contemporary Art.

PreK-12 educators are invited to join SCMA’s Teacher Advisory Group (TAG), which meets four times a year to preview upcoming exhibitions, tour current exhibitions, plan teacher programs, and provide valuable feedback to SCMA educators. Meetings are scheduled on Thursdays from 4–6:30 pm and include dinner. Teachers are eligible to receive an Educator level membership after attending three meetings and may request a certificate to document professional development hours. Enjoy a professional learning community of teachers from all grade levels and subject areas who are passionate about utilizing the resources of the museum. Email ghall@smith.edu for more information.

January 30, 2020

4–8pm
January Student Picks
SCMA, second floor in the Cunningham Study Center

The Sacred Image in Ordinary Time curated by Rose Hatem '20

Western art has been intrinsically tied to Christianity since the religion began. Iconic images such as the Madonna and Child, the Crucifixion, or the Pieta carry such enormous cultural weight that they have become archetypes which can be invoked beyond the limits of explicitly religious art. This exhibit explores the visual language of Christianity, questioning to what extent an image’s power is derived from understanding its religious and historical context and to what extent power is intrinsic to the image. 

7pm
Black Refractions: Art in Focus
museum of art

Join guest speaker Whitley Hadley, Smith College director of multicultural affairs, who will share a personal response to a single work of art in the exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Refreshments in the museum atrium immediately following.

February 01, 2020

9am–1pm
K-12 Educator Workshop: Art | Story | Buddhas | Buddhisms
museum of art

Explore stories of buddhist deities through visual art in this morning for K-12 teachers. Enjoy an exclusive exhibition tour by Yao Wu, SCMA's Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art, followed by writing reflection and an arts-integrated lesson on narrative handscrolls. 

This workshop is ideal for teams of art, social studies and English teachers who might wish to develop a cross-disciplinary unit of study, but individual teachers are also welcome.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 4 contact hours and classroom and reference materials. Coffee and snacks are also included.

February 06, 2020

5pm
Miller Lecture: Amanda Williams
weinstein auditorium | wright hall

Based in Chicago, Amanda Williams is a distinguished visual artist whose creative practice employs color as a way to draw attention to the political complexities of race, place and value in cities. Her installations, paintings and works on paper seek to inspire new ways of looking at the familiar and in the process, raise questions about the state of urban space and citizenship in America. Williams launched SCMA’s Artist-in-Residence Program in summer 2019.

Please Be Seated: Reserved Seating for current SCMA members. Reserve by February 5,  scmamembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

February 11, 2020

2–4pm
Members Tour of Black Refractions
museum of art

Members tour of Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem. Led by Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Curator of Contemporary Art.

February 13, 2020

7pm
Black Refractions: Art in Focus
museum of art

Join guest speaker Daphne Lamothe, Smith College associate professor of Africana Studies, who will share a personal response to a single work of art in the exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Refreshments in the museum atrium immediately following.

February 14, 2020

4–8pm
Free Second Friday
museum of art

From 4–8pm, participate in hands-on art-making and a guided conversation in the galleries.

4–7pm Hands on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. An assemblage is a work of art made by grouping found or seemingly unrelated but personally meaningful objects. Collage a three-dimensional valentine inspired by the assemblages of artist Betye Saar in the exhibition Black Refractions.

6pm Open Eyes: Guided conversation exploring a different art object each month. 

Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments

February 18, 2020

5–6:30pm
Artist in Conversation: Lorraine O’Grady
weinstein auditorium | wright hall

Artist Lorraine O’Grady will be joined in conversation with Stephanie Sparling Williams, Associate Curator at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. O'Grady is an artist and critic whose installations, performances and texts address issues of diaspora, hybridity and black female subjectivity.

This program is presented in association with the exhibition, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Please Be Seated: Reserved Seating for current SCMA members. Reserve by February 17,  scmamembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

February 25, 2020

4:30pm
Museums Today: Conversation with Miranda Massie
graham auditorium | hillyer hall

Join Miranda Massie, Director of the Climate Museum, New York for a conversation facilitated by Museums Concentration students about her work as the founder of the Climate Museum after leaving a career in social justice law.

Presented by the Smith College Museums Concentration.

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