Smith College Museum of Art

Elm Street At Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA 01063

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Considered one of the finest college art museums in the country, SCMA is known for its distinguished collection of more than 20,000 objects from all periods and cultures. The permanent collection includes modern painting and sculpture, works on paper, western European masterworks, antiquities, decorative arts, and emerging collections of African, Asian, and Islamic art. Changing exhibitions reflect the growing diversity of the collection. In addition, SCMA hosts free public programs for all ages, including monthly Second Fridays and Family Days. Popular amenities include award-winning artist-designed rest rooms, a series of 11 unique, handcrafted gallery benches, the Museum Shop, and Riff's Cafe.

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  • Exhibition: Modern Images of the Body from East Asia

    Drawing from the collection, the exhibition looks at multifaceted representations of the body in East Asia from the 19th century...

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    Fri, Feb 2 - Sun, Aug 26, 2018

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  • Exhibition: FLOWERING STARS: Prints By Dwight Pogue

    Printmaker Dwight Pogue has been a member of the Department of Art since 1979. "Flowering Stars" celebrates and commemorates...

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    Wed, May 9 - Sun, Aug 19, 2018

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  • Exhibition: To trace for to carry

    These artworks consider how the human body acts as a vessel for--and mother to--the memories, languages, and ghosts that link...

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    Fri, May 11, 2018 - Thu, Jan 31, 2019

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  • Exhibition: This Could be Us, You, or Anybody Else: Modern and Contemporary South and Southeast Asian Art at Smith

    This exhibition features modern and contemporary South and Southeast Asian art works, mostly drawn from the Smith College Museum of...

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    Fri, May 11 - Sun, Aug 5, 2018

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  • July 13th Free Second Friday

    4-6 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Larger than Life: Viola Frey's Man in...

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    Fri, Jul 13, 2018

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  • Amenities: Accessible Facilities


A statewide collection of 24 diverse works of art, from oil paintings to taxidermy frogs…


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