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All Events in September 2017

September 8 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, September 8, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • 4–7 PM: Hands-on!  Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Think Outside the Box

    Uncover the art of Japanese lacquer in the museum’s Asian Art Gallery and then design your own miniature container!

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

    Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments

SCMA Student Member Welcome Gathering and Info Session

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • Smith College Museum of Art, Museum Lobby
  • 12–1 PM
  • All students are welcome to stop by to learn more about SCMA student membership We’ll have freebies, program registration, membership perks, candy, giveaways, 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

Lecture: Japanese Lacquer Art from the 16th to the 19th Century: Notable Collections in the United States

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • Graham Hall
  • 5:30 PM
  • Free and open to the public; space limited

    By Monica Bincsik, Assistant Curator, Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Followed by a post-lecture reception in the Brown Fine Arts Center Atrium, with book signing by the catalogue author and art collector. Explore the exhibition following the lecturegalleries are open until 7:45 PM.

Artist Demonstration: The Art and Practice of Japanese Lacquer

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Hillyer L18 Studio
  • 9–11 AM
  • Free and open to the public; space limited

    Gen Saratani, a Japanese lacquer artist and restorer, will demonstrate key components of the complex lacquer process that has been passed down through generations. Drop in at any time during these open demonstration hours to meet the artist and see him at work.

Lunchtime Talk: The Technique of Japanese Lacquer

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Campus Center 103/104
  • 12–1 PM
  • Following his morning demonstration, Gen Saratani will present a technical overview of the complex lacquer process using some examples from his own work. Lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.

FIRST LOOK Members/VIP Exhibition Preview—A Dangerous Woman

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 2–3 PM
  • Join Jessica Nicoll, SCMA Director and Chief Curator, for a private gallery tour of A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer before the exhibition opens to the public.

    In 1949, Mademoiselle magazine declared Honoré Sharrer (1920–2009) “Woman Artist of the Year.” The distinction was certainly well founded, as Sharrer’s rise in the art world was meteoric. Starting at the tender age of nineteen and throughout her twenties, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, which already included one of her paintings in its collection. At the age of 31, she was represented by a top New York art gallery and featured in Time, Newsweek, and Life magazines.

    This is the first exhibition to fully reveal the formidable voice of this female artist. With equal part wit, seduction, and bite, her work presents a potent and often unsettling critique of the conventions of American culture.

    More information about the exhibition.

    Meet in museum lobby. FREE Space limited | Reservations required

    Questions: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

A Dangerous Woman: Student Opening

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Brown Fine Arts Center Atrium
  • 6–7:30 PM
  • A Dangerous Woman Mocktail Party

    Join us for mocktails with a surreal twist at the exclusive student preview for the special exhibition A Dangerous Woman: The Art of Honoré Sharrer. Bring your friends and enjoy open galleries, music, giveaways, and more!

    FREE for Smith students

FIRST LOOK Members/VIP Exhibition Preview—A Dangerous Woman

  • Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 9–10 AM
  • Join Jessica Nicoll, SCMA Director and Chief Curator, for a private gallery tour of A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer before the exhibition opens to the public.

    In 1949, Mademoiselle magazine declared Honoré Sharrer (1920–2009) “Woman Artist of the Year.” The distinction was certainly well founded, as Sharrer’s rise in the art world was meteoric. Starting at the tender age of nineteen and throughout her twenties, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, which already included one of her paintings in its collection. At the age of 31, she was represented by a top New York art gallery and featured in Time, Newsweek, and Life magazines.

    This is the first exhibition to fully reveal the formidable voice of this female artist. With equal part wit, seduction, and bite, her work presents a potent and often unsettling critique of the conventions of American culture.

    More information about the exhibition.

    Meet in museum lobby. FREE Space limited | Reservations required

    Questions: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

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