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SCMA gallery to be named after President Christ

This Friday, the Smith College Board of Trustees announced that the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) will name the soon-to-be-created Asian art gallery after retiring President Carol T. Christ.

The new gallery will be known as the Carol T. Christ Asian Art Gallery. Funded by gifts from trustees, including a foundational gift from Peggy […]

“Constructing a Virtual Chinese City” video and discussion

This afternoon, March 29, the Global Studies Center will present a new event in their ongoing series of Global Salons. The Global Salon—Video Artwork: Constructing a Virtual Chinese City, will feature a viewing of the video artwork The Birth of RMB City, followed by discussion and perspectives from Suzanne Gottschang, associate professor and chair of […]

Members of SCMA enjoy exhibition preview: Collecting Art of Asia

"Movement" (detail of "energy source"), 2008, by Yong Soon Min.

On Thursday, January 31, members of the Smith College Museum of Art are invited to a members-only behind-the-scenes peek and preview of the multi-faceted, two-floor exhibition, “Collecting Art of Asia.”

Curator Linda Muehlig will guide guests through the preview of the exhibition, which […]

Smith Club of Britain hosts reception at Christie’s

Later this month, the Smith College Club of Great Britain is hosting an evening reception and lecture by Jessica Nicoll ’83, Director and Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art. The evening will be hosted by Meg Ford ’80, Head of the Department of Books and Manuscripts at Christie’s, and Yamini Mehta ’93, […]

‘Debussy’s Paris’ exhibit opens next month at SCMA

Odilon Redon's "With Closed Eyes" from the SCMA.

On Friday, February 3, Debussy’s Paris: Art, Music, and Sounds of the City opens at the Smith College Museum of Art.

The exhibition will explore the “soundscape” of Paris during the lifetime of composer Claude Debussy and is organized in association with the Smith College […]

New gift of art unveiled at Smith Museum

Kyosuka Tchinai's "Fall Sunset of Shimanami", 2011 was unveiled yesterday at the SCMA.

Yesterday, the Smith College Museum of Art SCMA) unveiled a recent gift to its collection. The piece, “Fall Sunset of Shimanami”, was donated to the museum by the Sakuma family.

The piece is an acrylic painting on washi made into […]

Lecture today on displaying African art in museums

Amhert College Professor Rowland Abiodun will speak at Smith today.

Students participating in the museum studies concentration, those majoring in art or African studies, and members of the general Smith community may be interested in attending a lecture tonight by Professor Rowland Abiodun.

Professor Abiodun is the John C. Newton Professor of the […]

More international art comes to SCMA

Expanding its long tradition of featuring international art, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) opens a new exhibition today, showcasing nearly 30 Chinese works of art from the Tang dynasty.The exhibition, Transcending Boundaries, is on loan from the Yale University Art Gallery and “explores cultural influences in Tang daily life and the development of […]

Notable and quotable: Susan Hiller ’61

“I was one of the first generation of feminists in the art world, and I was told it would ruin my career. I had a profile as an interesting conceptual artist, and then after feminism, my position upset a lot of opinion-makers. They weren’t helpful…. I wouldn’t have developed such a core of persistence if […]

Smith Museum acquires photos from Cuban artist

Adding to its richly diverse collection, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) recently acquired El Muro, a series of 10 large-scale black-and-white photographic triptychs by Cuban artist Eduardo Hernández Santos. The museum will be the first in the U.S. to offer the exhibition, which has been added to its permanent collection.

On display from […]