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All Events in September 2015

Members' Exhibition Preview of Women's Work: Feminist Art from the Collection with Curator Linda Muehlig

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 2-3 PM
  • Join Linda Muehlig, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, for a preview of the new exhibition, Women’s Work: Feminist Art from the Collection.

    Feminism’s Second Wave (1960s–80s) was an era of protest, organization, and activism by women in the arts and in American society. This exhibition features works from SCMA’s collection by artists who were prominent in the movement, including Emma Amos, Judy Chicago, the Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Ana Mendieta, Lorraine O’Grady, Faith Ringgold, and Martha Wilson, among many others.

    A number of recent acquisitions will be on view at the Museum for the first time. These include A Portfolio of Models _ (large-scale photographs) by Franklin Furnace founder and performance artist Martha Wilson, and her video installation I Have Become My Own Worst Fear/Deformation. Other new acquisitions that will be shown include works on paper by Carolee Schneemann, who used her body as the basis for her work, and photographs by Lorraine O’Grady documenting _Art Is…, a performance work that was part of Harlem’s African American Day parade in September 1983.

    Members: $5 | Student Members: FREE. Members may bring up to 2 guests. Space limited.

    RSVP by September 8: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

Free September Second Friday

  • Friday, September 11, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • Light Refreshments 4 PM

    4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Ancient Art
    Discover how contemporary artist Jane Hammond gained inspiration from Ancient Egyptian writing and art. Create your own artwork using symbols and patterns from the ancient objects in SCMA's collection.

    6 PM Open Eyes
    Join a guided conversation exploring a different work of art each month

    Museum Shop open 11 AM–8 PM

SCMA Student Member Welcome Gathering and Info Session

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Museum Lobby
  • 11:30 am-1:30 pm JUST DROP BY!
  • Stop by to learn more about SCMA student membership!

    We'll have cookies, freebies, program registration, membership perks, candy, giveaways, cider, and more!

    Student Membership is important, it is a wonderful way to support the Museum and have fun!

    Interested? SCMAmembers@smith.edu or www.smith.edu/artmuseum

Artist Talk by Martha Wilson

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
  • Carroll Room | 2nd Floor |Smith College Campus Center
  • 7 PM
  • The Smith College Museum of Art presents Martha Wilson, pioneering feminist artist and founder of Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of ephemeral and avant-garde art. In an artist’s talk, Wilson will trace the trajectory of her career as well as discuss her current work. Several of Wilson’s artworks can be seen in the current exhibition: Women’s Work: Feminist Art from the SCMA Collection, on view September 11, 2015–January 3, 2016.

    Free and open to all
    No reservations required

    PLEASE BE SEATED: Members’ reserved seating available. Reserve by Sept 28: scmamembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

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