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All Events in September 2019

Welcome Back to Your Museum!

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • SCMA
  • 6–7:30 PM
  • Smithies, get a sneak peek at future student events and opportunities designed just for you!

    Join us for our first event of the semester. There will be a sundae bar, scavenger hunt, and guided tour.

    Event just for Smith students & their guests.

September 13 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • 4–7 PM Hands on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Animal Etchings: Visit the exhibition Defiant Vision: Prints & Poetry by Munio Makuuchi to see examples of printmaking techniques. Then design and print your own block print inspired by animals in Munio Makuuchi's work!

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

    Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments. 

"Representing African Art in Museums" Lecture with Christa Clarke

  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Graham Auditorium, Hillyer Hall
  • 1:20–2:35pm
  • Lecture and talk-back with Christa Clarke, scholar and curator of African Art
    Members of the Smith community are invited to join this open class lecture for MUX 119: Museums in Society. Christa Clarke, a respected scholar and curator of African art, will present an overview of the history and challenges of displaying African objects in museums. After the talk, participate in an informal talk-back session with Dr. Clarke in SCMA's African art gallery that will help inform her development of a new installation for that space.

"Chajara-Tupelo" (2019) Performance and Discussion

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Paradise Pond opposite the Japanese Garden (rain or shine)
  • 5:15 PM
  • A performance by Younès Rahmoun, followed by audience discussion 

    In collaboration with The Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Part of the scholarly convening, Light, Brick, Jute, Earth: Younès Rahmoun, Sept. 19–21, 2019, organized by Emma Chubb, Ph.D., Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art, Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) in collaboration with the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute.

    Supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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