About Kathleen McCartney
Inaugural Events
Live Webcast
Inaugural Address
Event Program
Photo Galleries
Panel Discussions
Related Events
Celebration Kit
Steering Committee

Facility Hours on October 19

Special Hours

Alumnae House
8:30 am–2:30 pm and
5–8 pm

Grécourt Bookshop
10 am–2 pm and 5–8 pm

Museum and Museum Shop
10 am–8 pm

Campus Center
7 am–2:30 pm and
5 pm
2 am

College Hall
9 am–2:30 pm


Athletic Facilities
(including Olin)
Closed at noon for the day

Closed 2:30–5:30 pm

Campus Center Café
Closed 11 am–8 pm

About the 11th President

Portraits of Presidents: A Celebration of Smith Leaders

Gallery Talk, Friday, October 18, 4:30–5:30 p.m., presented by John Davis, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art.

Open Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

College Hall

Art Stories: Personal Experiences with the Smith College Museum of Art’s Collection

Organized to welcome President McCartney, this exhibition features meaningful and memorable works from the museum’s collection nominated by the Smith community. Personal stories accompany each work, revealing the ways that the collection educates, inspires and transforms.
Smith College Museum of Art, October 11–December 15

Smith Women for the World

Photographic portraits celebrate Smith alumnae—the humanitarians, artists and philanthropists; the leaders in business, politics and academia; the activists, agitators and pioneers—not only for the honor they bring to the college, but for the powerful precedents they set, the glass ceilings they shatter and the communities they create.
Alumnae House Gallery, October 1–November 25

Art Department Faculty and Student Exhibition

An exhibition highlighting work by Smith Studio Art faculty and students.
Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall; September 13–October 19

Innovations in Early Education: Cultivating Young Botanists Through Inquiry-Based Learning

Using the Lyman Conservatory as a laboratory, Smith students in the Foundations and Issues of Early Childhood Education course pursued an understanding of inquiry-based teaching and learning contexts for young children. On display is a sampling of artwork by Smith College Campus School kindergartners, inspired by their observation of the flowers in the Spring Bulb Show.
Lyman Plant House, October 1–31

Global Encounters: The Lewis Global Studies Center Photography Contest Exhibition

Smith students share their international experience through photographs depicting cultural encounters, daily life, perspectives on U.S. culture from international students, global engagement on campus, and more.
Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright Hall; October 16–30

Changing the Shape of Women’s Lives: Contributions of Smith Women to Early Childhood Education

In 1925 Ethel Puffer Howes, Smith class of 1891, received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to found an institute at Smith with the purpose of demonstrating progressive ideas on combining work and children.
College Archives, Alumnae Gymnasium; October 11–31

Children’s Visual Expression: Artwork by the Children of Smith College’s Center for Early Childhood Education and Campus School

The exhibit is organized around the processes children use in creating their artwork. Visitors will see examples of children’s observation, planning, collaboration and reflection in many media, including sculptures, paintings and photographs.
Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center, October 6–November 2

20/20: The Past and Future of the Smith College Staff Council

As Staff Council celebrates 20 years, reflect on what we have accomplished so far and let us know what you hope to see us achieve with an interactive comment wall.
Campus Center, 2nd Floor Hallway; October 14–31