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All Events in October 2016

Annual Miller Lecture: Professor John Pinto

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • Weinstein Auditorium | Wright Hall | Smith College
  • 7 PM
  • John Pinto, Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of Art and Archaeology Emeritus, Princeton University

    Rome: The Greatest Theatre in the World

    Professor Pinto came to Princeton from Smith College in 1988. At Princeton, he served the department in various capacities, including several terms as director of graduate studies. The Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of the History of Architecture since 1996, he transferred to emeritus status in 2013.

    A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Pinto also received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Dumbarton Oaks, the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Pinto's research interests center on architecture, urbanism and landscape in Rome, especially in the 18th century. Other interests include the reception of classical antiquity and the image of Rome, particularly in the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

    This year's Miller Lecture coincides with the exhibition, When in Rome: Prints & Photographs, 1550–1900. John Pinto's current exhibition on view through September 11 at The Morgan Library & Museum.


    PLEASE BE SEATED: Members' reserved seating available. Reserve by October 2: or 413.585.2777.

October Student Picks Exhibition by Ellen Sulser ‘18

  • Friday, October 7, 2016
  • Cunningham Center | Museum of Art
  • 12–4 PM
  • Nearing the Tipping Point: Artistic Exploration of Environmental Issues

    By Ellen Sulser ‘18

    Nearing the Tipping Point is a one-day student-curated show of works on paper from the Museum's permanent collection. This show examines the natural world and the consequences of human interactions with it. Works by artists such as Maggie Puckett, Patrick Nagatani, and Huma Muji will be represented.

Free October 14 Second Friday

  • Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Museum of Art
  • 4 PM–8 PM
  • 4–6 pm Hands On! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Big Draw Night Drop in to make your mark on every floor of the Museum during this evening of independent and collaborative drawing activities. “Draw” inspiration from objects from the permanent collection as well as works on paper in When in Rome: Prints & Photographs, 1550–1900. This program is designed for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't!

    6–6:30 pm Open Eyes

    Join a guided conversation exploring a work of art in the exhibition

    Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments

October 14 Educator's Open House

  • Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–6:30 pm
  • Open House for PreK-12 Educators
    Start the school year with an infusion of artistic inspiration. Talk with Museum educators, join in on artmaking activities and guided conversations, and schedule a guided or teacher-led tour in 2016–2017. Experience the newly installed Christ Gallery for Asian Art and take a tour with the curator, Yao Wu. Learn about museum resources for visiting with classes as well as supporting classroom learning. Sketch, draw and doodle in the galleries and learn how drawing can be a tool for observing, engaging, and thinking creatively.

When In Rome Gallery Talk

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • When In Rome Exhibition Gallery, First Floor
  • 12:15 PM
  • Anna Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow & Lecturer in History of Photography, Smith College; Explore how different approaches in depicting monuments affect viewer experience of works of art in the exhibition, and the ways photography in the 19th century created particular conditions for image-making and interpretation.

Smith Alumnae Connecting Art + People

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Wright Hall/Weinstein Auditorium
  • 9:00 AM–5 PM
  • Register

    Celebrating the life and inspiration of Ann E. Musser (1973–2014)

    Smith Alumnae join in conversation about the work of connecting people with art in deeply meaningful ways, both within art museums and through the activist work of other community-based organizations. They will reflect on their own motivations and challenges in this work, while also sharing personal perspectives on integrating art in our lives and communities today. 

    Support for the Emily Hall Tremaine Symposium is provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Fund through the initiative of Dorothy Tremaine Hildt ’49.

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