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A colorful detailed painting of men dressed robes with hats sitting under a tree eating a meal together with one man reading

Member Preview—Painting the Persianate World: Portable Images on Paper, Cloth and Clay

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.

This program will take place in-person in the SCMA galleries, and begin in the entryway of the museum. Participants will move through the gallery spaces during the tour. The museum has both stairs and an elevator. Gallery stools are available for use during the program. Curators voices will be amplified during the presentation. If you have any questions about accessibility or language assistance at the Museum or would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at

Capacity for this program is limited due to space constraints.

Image: Attributed to Muhammad 'Ali. Iranian; Isfahan. A Gathering of Muslim Mystics (Sufis), page from a dispersed manuscript, 1640s; Safavid period (1501–1722). Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. 13 7/16 x 8 5/16 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus. SC 1958.119