Artist-Designed Benches


In 2001, The Smith College Museum of Art commissioned Sit Up and Take Notice! The unique gallery benches created for that exhibition are now part of the Museum's permanent exhibition. The benches, crafted by local and regional furniture artists, not only furnish the galleries but also provide an important link between the Museum and New England artists.

The Museum has commissioned benches by Silas Kopf, Kristina Madsen, Dale Broholm, Hank Gilpin, Judy Kensley McKie, Rick Wrigley, Polly Cassel, Rosanne Somerson, Mark Del Guidice, Wendy Stayman, and Jason Berg.