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January 31, Members' Exhibition Preview, 2–2:45 PM

Join curator Linda Muehlig for a Members-only behind-the-scenes peek and preview of the multi-faceted, two-floor exhibition, Collecting Art of Asia. 

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first gifts of Asian art from the pre-eminent collector Charles Lang Freer, the exhibition highlights transformative moments, people, and gifts in the history of collecting and displaying Asian art at SCMA.

Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South and Southeast Asian art from the Museum's permanent collection will be featured, along with promised gifts.

Space limited. Members and their guests: $5 / Student Members: FREE Please reserve by January 28, 2013.

February 6, Teacher Workshop: Asian Art at SCMA, 10 AM–3 PM

K-12 Teachers $30; SCMA Members (includes coffee and lunch) $25*

Explore interdisciplinary connections between Asian and “Western” art objects through exercises and presentations led by SCMA Education staff.

Curator Fan Zhang will provide teachers with an overview of the Collecting Art of Asia exhibition and Anne Prescott, Director of the Five Colleges Center for East Asian Studies, will outline valuable K-12 resources for teaching about Asia across the curriculum.

To register: call (413) 585–2781 or email museduc@smith.edu. Prepaid Registration Deadline: January 30. Teacher Workshops are limited to 20 registrants. Certificates of Participation (redeemable for PDPs) are given at the end of workshops.

*If this date fills, a second workshop will be given on Wednesday, February 13.

February 8, Second Friday, 4–8 PM

4–6 PM Hands on! art-making for ages 4+ w/adult (while supplies last)
6–6:30 PM Open Eyes: An informal guided gallery conversation about an art object
Light Refreshments
Museum Shop open 10 AM–8 PM

March 2, Free Family Day: Art of Asia! 10 AM–3 PM

Try your hand at several art projects inspired by fisherman, fireworks, flowers, and more on view in the Collecting Art of Asia exhibition. Projects designed for ages 4+ with adult.

Family Days are free and open to all. No registration required; drop-in anytime during Family Day hours (project areas close at 3PM, galleries will remain open until 4PM).

Free snacks, Spanish-speaking greeters, and Smith student volunteers will be on hand to assist. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

March 8, Second Friday, 4–8 PM

4–6 PM Hands on! art-making for ages 4+ w/adult (while supplies last)
6–6:30 PM Open Eyes: An informal guided gallery conversation about an art object
Museum Shop open 10 AM–8 PM

Friday, April 5, Public Lecture by Dr. Masummeh Farhad, 5 PM

Weinstein Auditorium, Smith College

In Search of Harmony: Early Collectors of Asian Art
Dr. Massumeh Farhad is Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C.

PLEASE BE SEATED Members’ reserved seating available. Reserve by April 3: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777.

April 12, Second Friday, 4–8 PM

4–6 PM Hands on! art-making for ages 4+ w/adult (while supplies last)
6–6:30 PM Open Eyes: An informal guided gallery conversation about an art object
Museum Shop open 10 AM–8 PM

May 10, Second Friday, 4–8 PM

4–6 PM Hands on! art-making for ages 4+ w/adult (while supplies last)
6–6:30 PM Open Eyes: An informal guided gallery conversation about an art object
Museum Shop open 10 AM–8 PM

May 18, Commencement Reunion Weekend Program, 3–5 PM

Drop-in scroll painting activity inspired by the Collecting Art of Asia exhibition. Smocks and supplies provided. For ages 4+ (with an adult).

May 25, Reunion Weekend Program, 3–4 PM

Join Linda Muehlig, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Smith College Museum of Art, for a tour of the special exhibition, Collecting Art of Asia.

 

 

 

Image: Yong Soon Min, born South Korea, 1953. Movement (detail of "energy source"), 2008 (revised 2012). Installation. Records, CD’s, round mirrors of varying sizes. Photograph by Yong Soon Min.