Dancing the Museum

Smith College Museum of Art (20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton MA 01063)


4:30 pm | Museum of Art, Lower Level | Performance by Jenna Riegel (Amherst College) and Sha Harrell5 pm | Graham Auditorium | Hillyer Hall Panel Discussion: Dancing the Museum: Practice and Performance | Panelists: Lester Tomé, associate professor of dance; Frazer Ward, associate professor of art; and Tara Aisha Willis, associate curator of performance, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Moderated by Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford ‘83 curator of contemporary art, SCMA Presented by SC Dance Department and Smith College Museum of ArtThis performance, lecture and public conversation will focus on the increasing presence of dance in the programming of museums and galleries. This international trend has fostered unprecedented collaboration between dancers and curators, catalyzed new modes of spectatorship for dance and museum, and opened fresh possibilities for intermedia, site-specific projects at the intersection of dance and the visual arts.