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September 22, 2023

4 pm
Smith Students: Meet Your Museum!
Smith College Museum of Art

A tour of the Smith College Museum of Art for Smith students 

Get a look at some of the highlights of the Smith College Museum of Art's exhibitions and collection of 28,000+ objects—including artist-designed restrooms, collections, student acquired works of art, and more in this interactive tour. We will meet at the entrance the museum, spend some time looking around the museum together and share information about how students can get involved with SCMA. Let us know you are coming :

September 29, 2023

9:30–10:30 am
SCMA Playdates
Smith College Museum of Art

Artful adventures in and around the museum for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers! Explore a different theme each session, offered on selected Fridays through the year, plus a Sensory-Inclusive Saturday session. Registered families can join us in the Atrium of the Smith College Museum of Art for open play and art experiences from 9:30-11:30. 

Upon arrival, sign up for a museum tour slot for 10:00, 10:30, or 11:00 am. These interactive experiences in the galleries for up to ten children and their caregivers will be led by museum educator Gina Hall. Families can connect, play, and create in the Atrium with NPS early childhood educator, Ashley Miller, when not in the museum.

Participation will be capped at 30 children. 
Register here

October 12, 2023

5 pm
Graham Auditorium, Hillyer Hall

Join artist Deborah Jack for a film screening and discussion with Simone Cambridge (UMass) on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 5pm in Graham Hall.

This event is part of Art Stockings: Dialogues on Art, Gender, and Cultural Theory. Created by Professor Alex Callender, Art Stockings invites a diverse group of women-identified and nonbinary artists to talk about their work, ideas and process.

Deborah Jack's visit coincides with the exhibition of her video, the water between us remembers, so we carry this history on our skins, long for a sea-bath and hope that the salt will heal what ails us (2018), at SCMA through February 4, 2024.

October 13, 2023

4–8:00 PM
Smith College Museum of Art

Celebrate the return of Second Fridays at SCMA!

Explore the special exhibition Sum of Its Parts: Multi-Panel Works on Paper from the Collection from multiple perspectives. Try your hand at printmaking and make your own multi-part artwork to take home.

4–7 PM: Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view
6 PM: Explore the art on view during themed explorations of the galleries

This program will take place in-person at SCMA in the atrium space and in the SCMA galleries. The museum has both stairs and an elevator. Gallery stools are available for use during the program. If you have any questions about accessibility or language assistance at the Museum or would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at

Second Friday fall program themes include: October 13, Art and Multiples; November 10, Art and Scale; and December 8, Art and Focus.

February 02, 2024

Smith College Museum of Art

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Museum admission and programming is free to all! 

Join us for a special member preview of the upcoming exhibition Painting the Persianate World: Portable Images on Paper, Cloth, and Clay (opening February 2). This exhibit explores the circuitous histories of painted portable images from these regions across three media: paper, cloth, and clay.