Smith College Museum of Art

Smith College Museum of Art The Smith College Museum of Art is now open.

Four floors of galleries highlight objects from the Smith College Museum of Art’s permanent collection as well as a series of special, changing exhibitions. The Museum offers a wide array of public programs and events designed to educate, inform, inspire, and delight people of all ages. These include Second Fridays, Family Days, members’ programs, exhibition lectures, teacher workshops, the Miller lecture, and Tremaine symposia. For more information, visit www.smith.edu/artmuseum. SCMA gratefully acknowledges support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for Museum programming. http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/

This spoon is scale-y cool! Let this playful, ancient, bronze spoon crawl it’s way into your heart, and remind you of ...
06/26/2019

This spoon is scale-y cool! Let this playful, ancient, bronze spoon crawl it’s way into your heart, and remind you of the wonderful creatures that love the sun!

Mark your calendars for July 12 when admission will be free, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Frida...
06/26/2019

Mark your calendars for July 12 when admission will be free, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays!

Free Fun Friday's featured exhibition is "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials." There will be activities all day! For more
info, visit: http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays

Sunset colors fall into gorgeous stripes in this watercolor and pencil drawing. Enjoy the longest day of the year (in th...
06/21/2019

Sunset colors fall into gorgeous stripes in this watercolor and pencil drawing. Enjoy the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere) everyone! Happy Summer Solstice!

Our first Artist Takeover of 2019 is here! Amanda Williams will be on our Instagram tomorrow, June 21. Williams is SCMA'...
06/20/2019

Our first Artist Takeover of 2019 is here! Amanda Williams will be on our Instagram tomorrow, June 21. Williams is SCMA's inaugural Artist-in-Residence and will be sharing her work and process. She is assisted by Isabel Cordova '19. Follow along to learn more and visit Open Studio with Amanda Williams, SCMA Artist-in-Residence, on Thursday, June 27, from 4–6 pm.

What is this?  A piece of futuristic sea glass? A family of snails trapped in a knitting basket?  It’s actually Dancin...
06/20/2019

What is this? A piece of futuristic sea glass? A family of snails trapped in a knitting basket? It’s actually Dancing Goober, a ceramic and platinum sculpture made in the 1990s by artist Marja Vallija!

View more sculpture from the collection here: https://bit.ly/2Jl2PeW

Summertime means fresh fruit, and this still life looks almost good enough to eat!  It was made by using stencils and wa...
06/18/2019

Summertime means fresh fruit, and this still life looks almost good enough to eat! It was made by using stencils and watercolor on velvet fabric, called a theorem painting, a technique which was seen as a proper and popular leisure activity.

For more similar in-depth information about works of art, click here and press the “i” (information) button to learn more! https://bit.ly/2UgLCVc

This painting by Tang Yun depicts the feeling of being immersed in a lush, serene garden. What other works of art from t...
06/13/2019

This painting by Tang Yun depicts the feeling of being immersed in a lush, serene garden. What other works of art from the collection evoke a similar feeling? Explore here: https://bit.ly/2WEES4F

What material is this artwork made of?  Is it 2D or 3D? So many questions answered when you visit the current show Plast...
06/07/2019

What material is this artwork made of? Is it 2D or 3D? So many questions answered when you visit the current show Plastic Entanglements. Also, so many (important) questions raised. Learn more! https://bit.ly/2GK4acy

June is National Ocean Month. What better way to celebrate than with gorgeous ocean artwork? Learn about another wave-re...
06/07/2019

June is National Ocean Month. What better way to celebrate than with gorgeous ocean artwork? Learn about another wave-related piece from the collection: https://bit.ly/2QTgNF5

Is it Animal, Mineral or Vegetable?  Or None of the Above? Check out the Plastic Entanglements exhibition and see for yo...
06/04/2019

Is it Animal, Mineral or Vegetable? Or None of the Above? Check out the Plastic Entanglements exhibition and see for yourself! https://bit.ly/2GK4acy

Artist Arpita Singh depicts a person traveling through the streets of London from a bird’s eye perspective, while evok...
06/04/2019

Artist Arpita Singh depicts a person traveling through the streets of London from a bird’s eye perspective, while evoking the feeling of being surrounded by a large metropolis. A tricky thing to do!

For other inspiring prints, visit: https://bit.ly/2YaeRer

06/03/2019

SCMA has two great events coming up this week! Click the links below to learn more.
🌈 "art babes @ scma" on June 6 +8, 10:15 AM–11:00 AM: https://bit.ly/314yvds
🌈 "Trash Talks—Revelations in the Rubbish by Elizabeth V. Spelman" on June 6, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM, in Graham Auditorium | Hillyer Hall: https://bit.ly/2W76Jct

05/31/2019

“Between the Waves is a five-part video installation that depicts a world that hovers between reality and science fiction.”

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2GK4acy

Despite its age, this Ampulla for Perfume, with its iridescent sheen, bubbly textured pattern, and delicately curved sha...
05/31/2019

Despite its age, this Ampulla for Perfume, with its iridescent sheen, bubbly textured pattern, and delicately curved shape might not look too out of place on a modern makeup table!

It was created in Syria in the 5th-4th century CE.
For additional ancient inspiration, visit: https://bit.ly/2MiTbLz

In “Plastic Entanglements"...visitors will encounter a varied array of artwork, from meticulous drawings, photographs,...
05/28/2019
Plastic Entanglements

In “Plastic Entanglements"...visitors will encounter a varied array of artwork, from meticulous drawings, photographs, and video installations to 3D-printed objects and sculptures fabricated from found plastic.
Learn more! https://bit.ly/2GK4acy

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Between the spring showers, the irises are unfolding. Catch them if you can! Check out more asian-inspired artwork here:...
05/28/2019

Between the spring showers, the irises are unfolding.
Catch them if you can!

Check out more asian-inspired artwork here: https://bit.ly/2HGYFLt

Each year at SCMA, a jury awards Tryon Prizes to Smith College students for excellent work in both writing and art. SCMA...
05/24/2019

Each year at SCMA, a jury awards Tryon Prizes to Smith College students for excellent work in both writing and art. SCMA is happy to announce this year's Tryon Prize recipients 🏆

For the Prize for Writing, congratulations to Athena Sofides ‘19 for "Embodied Toxicity In The Plasticene: BPA, BPS, and the Political Ecology of Endocrine Disruption," an honors thesis submitted to the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. Sofides' thesis was influenced by and included analysis of art in "Plastic Entanglements."

Honorable mentions to Yasmine Vera ‘20 for "High Tide: Submerged Histories and Mutable Being in El Muro," an essay and wall label, and Aidan Wright '22 for "Nurture Museum," a poem.

For the Prize for Art, congratulations to both Haley Peterson ’19 for "Wrappings" and Lucy Liu ’21 for "Boat." Both works are installations.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work!

Do you know what "Plasto-yarning” is? Experience artist Ifeoma U. Anyaeji's neo-traditional "Plasto-yarning" technique...
05/23/2019

Do you know what "Plasto-yarning” is? Experience artist Ifeoma U. Anyaeji's neo-traditional "Plasto-yarning" technique in person at the current exhibition "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology Aesthetics, Materials."
https://bit.ly/2JCyc3c

05/23/2019

What do the interiors of your sketchbooks look like?
For more artist books, visit: https://bit.ly/2YMYMLw

Amanda Williams, a distinguished visual artist who is the recent co-recipient of a major new commission for a Brooklyn m...
05/22/2019

Amanda Williams, a distinguished visual artist who is the recent co-recipient of a major new commission for a Brooklyn monument commemorating Shirley Chisholm, will launch the Smith College Museum of Art Artist-in-Residence Program this June.

Learn more about the program and Williams' work here: https://www.smith.edu/news/artist-in-residence

These two artists use a discarded plastic container to communicate different ideas. Explore the exhibition Plastic Entan...
05/20/2019

These two artists use a discarded plastic container to communicate different ideas. Explore the exhibition Plastic Entanglements and learn more! https://bit.ly/2JCyc3c

Did you know that SCMA has art made by children in its collection? Head on over to our blog, scmainsider, to read what P...
05/20/2019

Did you know that SCMA has art made by children in its collection? Head on over to our blog, scmainsider, to read what Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Abby Moon discovered about our colonial embroidered samplers!
https://bit.ly/2wbH6wy

Tomorrow, celebrate International Museum Day AND Art Museum Day at SCMA (courtesy of International Council of Museums - ...
05/17/2019

Tomorrow, celebrate International Museum Day AND Art Museum Day at SCMA (courtesy of International Council of Museums - ICOM and Association of Art Museum Directors)! 2019's theme, "Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition," will focus on the roles of museums as active actors and agents of change in their communities.

Admission will be FREE all day. SCMA will be open 10 am–5 pm. Use the hashtags #MuseumDay and #IMD2019 to share your experience through the day!

It’s peony season, so don’t forget to enjoy your local cut flowers! For additional fresh material, visit our SCMAins...
05/16/2019

It’s peony season, so don’t forget to enjoy your local cut flowers! For additional fresh material, visit our SCMAinsider blog. https://bit.ly/2JPRCl4

In one exposure, artist Han Bing captures the pernicious impact of plastic in what is called a “stink river” in Chin...
05/16/2019

In one exposure, artist Han Bing captures the pernicious impact of plastic in what is called a “stink river” in China.

Learn how other artists respond to the critical issue of plastic pollution. https://bit.ly/2JCyc3c

Did you know that artist Aurora Robson created these two artworks based on her daughters? The sculptures are the same he...
05/13/2019

Did you know that artist Aurora Robson created these two artworks based on her daughters? The sculptures are the same height as her daughters were in 2014.

Learn more about show Plastic Entanglements and the 60 artworks in it!l https://bit.ly/2JCyc3c

This painting successfully depicts the unsettled yet beautiful weather of spring in the Connecticut River Valley. Find o...
05/13/2019

This painting successfully depicts the unsettled yet beautiful weather of spring in the Connecticut River Valley. Find other inspiring works from SCMA’s diverse collection: https://bit.ly/2WEES4F

Curious about the current exhibition "Plastic Entanglements"?  Learn more about the show and the participating artists h...
05/07/2019
Exhibition Overview

Curious about the current exhibition "Plastic Entanglements"? Learn more about the show and the participating artists here: https://bit.ly/3040NnF

Exhibition OverviewThe story of plastic is as complex as the polymer chains that make up its unique material properties. Plastic Entanglements brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love aff...

The sun is paying a visit before the rains return. If you've the time, go out and plow the fields!Enjoy more art from th...
05/06/2019

The sun is paying a visit before the rains return. If you've the time, go out and plow the fields!

Enjoy more art from the collection: https://bit.ly/2Jl2PeW

Could you draw a map of your hometown? What would you choose to highlight? Would you label anything differently? In "Nam...
04/30/2019

Could you draw a map of your hometown? What would you choose to highlight? Would you label anything differently?

In "Naming II," Joyce Kozloff rewrites a map of New York City to center around the experience of Jewish women. For a variety of other works on paper, visit: https://bit.ly/2UBiV8T

Thanks for the votes ❤️ We look forward to continuing to connect people to art, ideas, and each other!
04/29/2019
The Valley Advocate

Thanks for the votes ❤️ We look forward to continuing to connect people to art, ideas, and each other!

Congratulations to Smith College Museum of Art, Springfield Museums, and MASS MoCA for being voted the best local art museums.

"Plastic Entanglements" brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthet...
04/26/2019

"Plastic Entanglements" brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2GK4acy

Where will the summer be taking you? Add the Smith College Museum of Art to your list of destinations. Details here: htt...
04/26/2019

Where will the summer be taking you?

Add the Smith College Museum of Art to your list of destinations.
Details here: https://bit.ly/2KYj6r8

Environmental activism can take many forms. Whether it’s reducing your single-use plastic consumption, lobbying for ch...
04/23/2019

Environmental activism can take many forms. Whether it’s reducing your single-use plastic consumption, lobbying for change, or spreading the word to protect the Earth. Any action can make an impact.

Learn more about the exhibition “Plastic Entanglements”
https://bit.ly/2GK4acy

"Engaging with new materials and modes of plastic production, artists are also opening up our imaginations to the range ...
04/16/2019

"Engaging with new materials and modes of plastic production, artists are also opening up our imaginations to the range of possible futures in plastic."

Learn more about the "Plastic Entanglements" exhibition: https://bit.ly/2GK4acy

With the temperatures steadily warming, let this Janet Fish print inspire you to go out and picnic soon!Click here to vi...
04/16/2019

With the temperatures steadily warming, let this Janet Fish print inspire you to go out and picnic soon!

Click here to view more prints from the SCMA collection:
https://bit.ly/2YaeRer

04/09/2019

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition "Plastic Entanglements" through the eyes of photographer Stephen Petegorsky.

Visit soon and experience the show yourself!
https://bit.ly/2GK4acy

William Baxter Closson’s "Lone Pine" watercolor is reminiscent of a late summer day. What is your favorite season? Enj...
04/09/2019

William Baxter Closson’s "Lone Pine" watercolor is reminiscent of a late summer day. What is your favorite season?

Enjoy more works on paper in the SCMA collection: https://bit.ly/2UBiV8T

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