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All Events in April 2011

Free Family Day: Face to Face

  • Saturday, April 2, 2011
  • Museum of Art
  • 10 AM–3 PM
  • Join us for a day of hands-on artmaking! Project stations dispersed throughout the Museum will include activities inspired by the many faces in the works of art on display—portraits, self-portraits, abstract works, sculptures, and more.  Local artist David Hyde Costello will be stationed in the Museum's atrium creating "Watercolor Sketches Upon Request."  Kids can observe David at work and line up to have him make a custom-made watercolor sketch--subject matter of your choice!

Censorship and Art: “A Fire in my Belly” by David Wojnarowicz (7 and 14 minute versions)

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College
  • 5 PM
  • Smith College Museum of Art will host a screening of the David Wojnarowicz  (pronounced voy-nah-ROH-vitch) video, “A Fire in My Belly” (1986-87), followed by a moderated panel discussion, on Tuesday, April 5 at 5 PM in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, at Smith College. This program is free and open to all. No reservations are required. Frazer Ward, Associate Professor of Art at Smith College, will introduce the screening and lead a panel discussion about the video. Smith faculty and staff panelists will include Alexandra Keller, Associate Professor of Film Studies and the Director of the Film Studies Program, Jennifer Walters, Dean of Religious Life, and Daniel Rivers, Lecturer in the Study of Women and Gender.  Wojnarowicz Film Screening_Press Release

April Second Friday

  • Friday, April 8, 2011
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • 4–6 PM Gallery Scavenger Hunt

    6 PM Open Eyes: Looking at and thinking about art together. No experience necessary.

    Riff's Café at the Museum offers a specially priced event menu 4–8 PM.



  • Saturday, April 9, 2011
  • NYC
  • 8 AM–10 PM
  • New York Museums: Do-it-Yourself!

    Join members for an all-day trip to the Big Apple! Explore New York City art museums and galleries on your own or with fellow members. Registration fee includes an art exploration guide, light snack, driver gratuity, and travel on luxury motor coach. Drop-offs at MoMA, the Met, and galleries in Chelsea.

    Members: $50
    Student Members: $40
    Non-Members: $65 (space permitting)

    Please reserve by March 31, 2011

    Space limited. Registration required.
    Contact: 413.585.2777 or

    Download the Art Insight NYC bus trip  registration form.

Screening: "Exploring our Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr: African American Lives."

  • Thursday, April 14, 2011
  • Graham Hall, Hillyer Hall
  • 7 PM
  • Whitfield Lovell’s work explores aspects of African American memory, history, and ancestry. To accompany his exhibition, the Museum will present 2 screenings of episodes from the popular PBS series “Exploring our Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr: African American Lives.” This series traces the lineage of a diverse group of accomplished African Americans back to Africa using geneology, oral history, and DNA analysis.

Open Eyes for Members

  • Thursday, April 28, 2011
  • Museum of Art
  • 1–1:45 PM
  • Looking and thinking about art together – no experience necessary. Join Members for a fun, interactive session looking and talking about art in the Museum’s permanent collection with Taiga Ermansons, Education Program Planner. You’ll never feel uncomfortable looking at art again!  FREE for Members. Space limited.  Registration required.
    Please reserve by April 26, 2011: 413.585.2777 or
    Download the Art Insights registration form.  

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