SCMA's mission is to connect people to art, ideas and each other. We're committed to staying closely connected with you during this extraordinary time. Below you'll find content from the museum's blog, YouTube channel as well as content found on our social media that was requested by museum followers. We invite you to visit this section and the museum's social media often. Engage and share your ideas with us on our platforms! Your request may turn up here too.
Here are two artworks from different artists that were both created using watercolor. These works show the range of styles that this medium can achieve.
To explore more of SCMA’s collection of watercolors:
SCMA Watercolor paintings
For those of us who cannot see the ocean right now, we hope this piece brightens your day!
Image: Alice Schille, American (1869-1955). Beach Scene, (ca. 1916-1918). Watercolor drawing. Gift of Thomas H. Horner in memory of Virginia J. Horner, class of 1954.
Creatively interact with SCMA's collection, view student work, and get inspired by alums.
Take a Break with SCMA's additional audio files about art from the collection.
Abraham Mignon Woodland Still Life
Listen to poet Meg Day read "Water Closet" written in response to SCMA's women's restroom designed by artist Ellen Driscoll. Day's poem appears in "The Map of Every Lilac Leaf," a book of poems published by SCMA in collaboration with the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College.
A Student's Perspective
An anonymous Chinese man served as the model for this sculpture by Jean Baptiste Carpeaux. As part of her museum internship, Susie Park '19 was inspired to learn more about what might have brought him to Paris in the nineteenth century.
A Dust Bowl of Dog Soup Virtual Tour
Led by Henriette Kets de Vries, exhibition curator and assistant curator of prints, drawings and photographs, this informal virtual tour features 50 photographs and prints from SCMA's permanent collection.
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