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COVID-19 Update

SCMA Announces Summer/Fall 2020 Plans
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The Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) will remain closed to the general public at least through December 2020 as part of the “Culture of Care” plans for the fall 2020 academic semester that were announced by Smith College on July 6. The decision to close Smith campus buildings to outside visitors supports Smith’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of students who will be studying and living on campus this fall.
Central to the museum’s plan for the fall is our commitment to offering easy access to a broad range of free digital content, with the museum’s website providing the main hub and entry point.

From its beginnings in the 1870s, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) has been guided by the understanding that original works of art can be a powerful component of the liberal arts education, embodying aesthetic rewards and a wealth of information about history and human culture. The commitment to forming an art collection that would be a vital part of educational experiences was articulated as one of the founding goals of Smith College. The museum that has grown from that early vision has evolved in concert with the academic program it exists to support. Today SCMA is widely recognized as one of the leading academic museums in the nation, contributing meaningfully to Smith College’s mission to educate women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose.