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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 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 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.

March 12, 2020

7pm
Black Refractions: Art in Focus
museum of art

Join guest speaker Kymberly Newberry, PhD Student, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst, 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. 

March 13, 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. Explore representations of Buddhist deities, tigers, dragons, and more in Buddhas | Buddhisms: Across and Beyond Asia, and then stamp your own Buddhist story scroll of repeating images

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

Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments

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 Kymberly Newberry, Camille Ollivierre ’20, a Vincentian-American writer/poet, and founder of Dey Magazine, 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. 

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.

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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