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With Linda Muehlig, organizer of the exhibition and associate director for curatorial affairs
This exhibition is the first to concentrate on the work of German artist Mary Bauermeister (born 1934) during the decade she lived and worked in the United States from 1962 to 1972. Inspired by five works in SCMA's collection, and featuring loans from private and public east coast collections, the show highlights Bauermeister's signature optical lens boxes, assemblages, stone reliefs, drawings, and other works.
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 in the special exhibition Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade. 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 April 22: SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413.585.2777.
Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape
On view through April 19, 2015
Top: McCall Glacier, 1973, photographed by Dennis Trabant; Bottom: McCall Glacier, 2007, photographed by Ken Tape
Large-format photographs hang on two floors of the Beneski Museum, offering “before-and-after” views of Alaska's Arctic by placing decades-old photos alongside contemporary images taken from the same vantage points. The exhibition also includes a series of thought provoking quote panels and media presentations, providing visitors with an understanding of the deep cultural connection that Arctic indigenous residents have to this fragile land. Read More»