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February 25, 2020

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.

February 28, 2020

February Student Picks: Moments of Being by Claire Rand, class of 2020
SCMA, second floor in the Cunningham Study Center

Rand's statement: I chose the pieces within this show based on instinct and intuition. Something in me resonated with the feeling, emotion, or sense of each work, and I was able to recognize something familiar from my own lived experience in the faces of the individuals portrayed here. Each work references and encapsulates a moment in time, a feeling or state of being, that despite different lives, cultures and histories, is completely human. Through this curation, my intention is to create a space for the cultivation of empathy, and I invite you to engage with the subjects more intuitively than intellectually. This is a show centering that which makes up life itself, the being of the human experience – every day moments that shape us, whether we recognize them or not.

Night at Your Museum: Celebrate!
museum of art

This event is for Smith Students and their +1 guest.

Time for a museum party! Celebrate the special exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem and the 100th birthday of your campus museum. Featuring art, music by WOZQ, refreshments, and a collective art activity.

March 03, 2020

Where We At?!: Black Women Artists and the Black Arts Movement
campus center

Join Kiara Hill for historical insight into cultural forces in the 1960s and 70s that helped give shape to The Studio Museum in Harlem, and will focus on the role of women in the Black Arts Movement.

Hill is a Ph.D. candidate in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst.

March 05, 2020

March Teacher Advisory Group meeting
museum of art

Our March TAG meeting will focus on considering the many resources available to K-12 teachers on the campus of Smith College, including the Botanic Garden, Poetry Center, Special Collections, Clark Science Center, and more!

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 for more information.

Artist Lecture by Regina DeLuise
graham auditorium | hillyer hall

Photographer Regina DeLuise is committed to an immersive experience of place. As an artist, she has spent a lifetime leaning towards what is unknown in order to create space for direct experience. Her work is formal in approach and springs from a place of inquiry. Utilizing film and a large format, 8x10 view camera, compels her to move slowly and interpret her surroundings at a pace that is in opposition to our culture’s spinning clock.

Smith College Department of Art/Smith College Museum of Art
March 5, 2020  5pm Graham Hall/Hillyer Art Building
Supported by the Hiram F. Moody and Sarah H. Goulard, 1967 Photography Fund

March 08, 2020

The ABCs of Racism: Starting the Conversation About Race and Racism with Kids
museum of art

Wee the People presents a workshop for educators and caregivers.

“Why are all the bus drivers brown?" "Why are Asian kids so good at math?" “Why did the police kill Mr. Phil?” “What will happen if immigration comes to take my family away?” Kids notice a lot about the world – including race, ethnicity, inequity and injustice. They sense that these things matter, and they have questions many educators are not prepared to answer. This interactive workshop will explore the barriers that prevent adults from talking about race and racism with kids, examine the social science of race awareness in children, and identify strategies to start the conversation with kids about the complexities of race, racism, and racial differences. Childcare provided.


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March 11, 2020

Music in the Noon Hour: The French Spirits
Sweeney Concert Hall

Soprano Mary Hubbell and pianist Jiayan Sun perform exquisite songs by Henri Duparc and Ernest Chausson, accompanied by digital displays of selected French artworks from the collection of Smith College Museum of Art, in conjunction with the centennial celebration of the SCMA.


March 12, 2020

Black Refractions: Art in Focus
museum of art

Join Kymberly Newberry, PhD Student, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst, for a personal response to a single work of art in Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Refreshments in the museum atrium immediately following. 

March 13, 2020

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. 

Dragons and Tigers and Buddhas, Oh My!

Explore representations of Buddhist deities, tigers, dragons, and more in Buddhas | Buddhisms: Across and Beyond Asia, and then stamp your own narrative hand scroll of repeating images.

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

Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments