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March 27, 2020

weinstein auditorium | wright hall

Emily Hall Tremaine Symposium, March 27–28, 2020 

Working in Museums celebrates the legacy of dedicated Smithies who have made their mark on museums throughout the past century.  Over two days, a diverse group of current alums will speak candidly about their personal motivations and professional goals to move museums forward. 

Featuring keynote speakers Thelma Golden '87, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Sonnet Stanfill '90, Senior Curator of Fashion, The Victoria & Albert Museum.

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About this symposium

Working in Museums is one of a series of events celebrating SCMA100 - the museum's centennial year - and the 10th anniversary of the Museums Concentration at Smith College.

April 05, 2020

2–4pm
Remembering Benny Andrews (1930–2006)
museum of art

Join our speakers for glimpses into their memories of artist Benny Andrews.

Benny Andrews is featured in the exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem. As an artist, his art was never separate from his life and activism. Speakers include: Jonathan Bruce, Former Director of the CRT Craftery Gallery (Hartford, CT) and Artistic Director for former Huntington House Museum, Rosemary Tracy Woods, Executive Director, Art for the Soul Gallery (Springfield, MA).

Tea, coffee, and treats provided following the program. 

April 09, 2020

7pm
Black Refractions: Art in Focus
museum of art

Join guest speaker Camille Ollivierre ’20, a Vincentian-American writer/poet and founder of Dey Magazine, 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. 

April 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. Inspired by Glenn Ligon’s neon ME/WE , play with text, glowsticks and glow-in-the-dark paint to create your own concise poetic message

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

Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments.

April 30, 2020

4–6:30pm
April Teacher Advisory Group meeting
museum of art

At our final TAG meeting for the 2019-20 school year, get involved with planning for the future, including potential summer teacher institute and fall open house for teachers. The meeting will culminate in a Materials Swap! Leftover bead or a skein of yarn from a project you've finished? Bring them along and trade for a tool or tidbit you've been looking for to finish one of your own projects--for school or personal art-making. We’ll wrap up TAG with an exchange of goodies.

May 08, 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. April showers bring May flowers! Explore still life paintings and landscapes on the second and third floor, and then bring the sweet smells of spring to life with scratch and sniff paint.

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

Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments 

June 12, 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. 

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

Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments. 

August 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. 

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

Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments

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