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All Events in May 2015

Free May 8 Second Friday

  • Friday, May 8, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • Hands-on! 4–6 PM
    Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view
    Dance/Draw
    Using Smith College dancers as live models, practice drawing from observation, inspired by Edgar Degas’ Dancer on the Stage.

    Open Eyes 6 PM An informal, guided conversation about an art object

    6:45 PM Smith students dance "happening" in the Museum inspired by the work of the late choreographer, Merce Cunningham and by the visual artist, Mary Bauermeister.
     
    Museum Shop open 11 AM–8 PM

Reunion Gallery Talk—Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 2:30–3:30 PM
  • With Linda Muehlig, organizer of the exhibition and associate director for curatorial affairs

    This exhibition is the first to concentrate on the work of German artist Mary Bauermeister (born 1934) during the decade she lived and worked in the United States from 1962 to 1972. Inspired by five works in SCMA's collection, and featuring loans from private and public east coast collections, the show highlights Bauermeister's signature optical lens boxes, assemblages, stone reliefs, drawings, and other works.

Reunion Activity for Families

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 1:30–3:30 PM
  • Hands-on! Art-making for all ages, inspired by works on view
    Using works from the Museum's collection as inspiration, layer images, paper, and drawing to make a collage of combined tradition and transformation!

    The organization of the newly redesigned galleries on the third floor of the Museum are influenced by a theme of Tradition and Transformation, highlighting different methods of artistic expression in Europe, America, and Africa between 1800 and 1950.

    Visit the Museum to explore old and new favorites with your family and participate in an art-making activity designed for all ages.

Reunion Gallery Talk—Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade

  • Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 2:30–3:30 PM
  • With Linda Muehlig, organizer of the exhibition and associate director for curatorial affairs

    This exhibition is the first to concentrate on the work of German artist Mary Bauermeister (born 1934) during the decade she lived and worked in the United States from 1962 to 1972. Inspired by five works in SCMA's collection, and featuring loans from private and public east coast collections, the show highlights Bauermeister's signature optical lens boxes, assemblages, stone reliefs, drawings, and other works.

Reunion Activity for Families

  • Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 1:30–3:30 PM
  • Hands-on! Art-making for all ages, inspired by works on view
    Using works from the Museum's collection as inspiration, layer images, paper, and drawing to make a collage of combined tradition and transformation!

    The organization of the newly redesigned galleries on the third floor of the Museum are influenced by a theme of Tradition and Transformation, highlighting different methods of artistic expression in Europe, America, and Africa between 1800 and 1950.

    Visit the Museum to explore old and new favorites with your family and participate in an art-making activity designed for all ages. 

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