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Exhibition-Related in February 2017

Spotlight Gallery Talk in the exhibition 'Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii'

  • Friday, February 3, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 12:15 PM
  • Laetitia A. La Follette, Professor of History of Art & Architecture, UMass Amherst

    Will give a spotlight gallery talk on Two Family Portraits in Marble from Villa A at Oplontis . Professor LaFollette discusses the marble sculptures,  "Portrait of a Boy" and "Portrait of A Woman"

    FREE with museum admission/Meet in museum lobby

    Space is limited

February 10 Free Second Friday

  • Friday, February 10, 2017
  • Museum of Art
  • 4-6 PM Hands-on!  Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view

    Valentines from Venus: Wear your heart on your sleeve—in this case a Roman-inspired gilded arm band or bracelet that you make yourself! Then go on a search for the goddess of love (and maybe a few cherubs) in the museum’s galleries.

    6–6:30 PM Open Eyes

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

    7 PM Film Screening | Graham Auditorium | Smith College

    Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town (2011), BBC production

    A film narrated by Mary Beard, Professor of Classics, Cambridge University

    We know how the victims of Pompeii and Oplontis died, but this documentary sets out to answer another question—how did they live? Gleaning evidence from the archaeological discoveries at Villa B at Oplontis, Cambridge professor and Pompeii expert Mary Beard provides new insight into the lives of people who lived in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

    Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments

Night at Your Museum 2017

  • Friday, February 24, 2017
  • Museum of Art | Enter through the Brown Fine Arts Center atrium
  • 7–10 PM
  • Free and open to Smith students & their guests ONLY

    It’s big. It’s festive. It’s YOUR party.

    Spend a night in the ancient Mediterranean during this lively after-hours, student-only event at your museum. In addition to SCMA’s expansive collection—accompanied by live in-gallery acoustic music—highlights include:

     

    •           Music DJ’d by WOZQ

    •           Mediterranean-inspired mocktails, appetizers & desserts

    •           Polaroid pictures

    •           Hands-on art making

    •           Special exhibition Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii

     

    PLUS: Dress as your own deity! 

     

    Share your experience online with #NAYM--and don’t miss the winning student-designed Snapchat filter at the event!

    See you (in 79 CE!) on February 24.

    With special thanks to SMAC and WOZQ for their immense support & participation.

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