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Member Events in December 2015

MEMBERS' GALLERY TALK: Dislocation | Urban Experience Exhibition

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 2–3 PM
  • Dislocation | Urban Experience CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM EAST ASIA

    The inaugural exhibition in the Carol T. Christ Asian Art Gallery

    Led by guest curator Samuel C. Morse Howard M. and professor Martha P. Mitchell, Amherst College and Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor, Harvard University

    Today, East Asia is home to some of the largest cities on the planet. Dislocation/Urban Experience features the photographs of contemporary artists from China, Japan, and Korea who have come of age during a period of rapid and unchecked urbanization at a scale that is without precedent.

    These photographers depict the extreme pressures and contradictions of life in East Asia's mega-cities. Family relations dissolve as people move into the cities and leave their local towns and villages. Older neighborhoods are torn down to be replaced by uniform apartment blocks with increasingly smaller living spaces. Commuting distances lengthen and city residents often live in almost total isolation from their neighbors. Congestion, pollution, and an increasing disparity in income belie the sparkling commercial districts in the cities' centers.

    This exhibition is supported by the Nolen Endowed fund for Asian Art Initiatives.

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

    RSVP by December 7:SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777

MEMBER'S EXTRAS: Art Insights 2015

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Museum of Art
  • 2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
  • Drawing to Look Closely: Sharpening our Looking Skills through Drawing

    SCMA Members are invited to join Emma Cantrell, Brown Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Museum Education, for a one-hour introduction to drawing art on view from the permanent collection. Emma will offer sketching exercises, and facilitate a discussion designed to encourage careful looking and deeper exploration of the art through drawing. Program open to all levels. No prior experience necessary. Pencils and paper will be provided.

    Meet in the lobby of the Museum.
    Members: $5| Student Members: FREE

    Members may bring up to 2 guests. Space Limited.

    RSVP by December 16: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777 

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