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December 13, 2019

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. Light up the Night—Create luminous treasure boxes to light up the dark days of winter, inspired by the shape and colors of the reliquary box on the 2nd floor of the museum
 
6pm Open Eyes: Guided conversation exploring a different art object each month.
 
Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments. 

January 10, 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. Craft three-dimensional paper sculptures inspired by the freshly reinstalled Ancient World gallery on the 2nd floor.

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

Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments. 

January 17, 2020

Free Opening Weekend for Black Refractions
museum of art

We will be celebrating the opening weekend of Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem by offering free admission all weekend

The opening weekend will also feature our annual Free Community Day on January 18 (details below)

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem will be on view at SCMA from January 17–April 12, 2020

January 18, 2020

10am–4pm
museum of art

All Ages Welcome!
Free Admission ALL DAY—activities from 11am to 3:30pm
Featuring:

  • conversations about art with Springfield youth
  • drop-in art-making workshop with Wee The People
  • performance by the Smith College Campus School Chorus
  • Flipbook photo booth
  • Free refreshments ~ plant-based items from Veganish Foodies, hot chocolate and chai


Plan your Free Community Day @ SCMA: Download the program schedule

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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

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 06, 2020

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

Save the date. Details to come.

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

March 03, 2020

5–6pm
WHERE WE AT?!: BLACK WOMEN ARTISTS AND THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT
campus center

Kiara Hill, Ph.D. candidate in the W.E.B. DuBois Department of African American Studies at UMass Amherst, will provide 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.

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