Current Exhibitions

The SMCMOA is delighted to welcome The American Soldier and Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All exhibitions to Saint Mary's College. The Museum has collaborated with the Saint Mary's College Art Department to display artwork in the 160 gallery space, located next to the art department offices in the Brother Cornelius Art Center. The Museum front desk is happy to answer any questions, 925-631-4363.  

Fall Exhibitions 

The American Soldier, A Photographic Tribute

September 18 – December 18

The American Soldier, A Photographic Tribute, an exhibition of 116 photographs, from the Civil War to the War in Iraq, will open at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 18th in the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art.

This is a dramatic exhibition of over 100 photographs from the Civil War to the War in Iraq that captures the essence of American soldiering over more than 150 years, ever since the birth of photography when the camera became a notebook to history, starting with the Civil War. As photography improved so did the record of The American Soldier.

The photographs in this exhibition cover America at war from the Civil War, Spanish American War, Boxer Rebellion, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Afghanistan, and to the streets of Baghdad. The exhibition captures the courage, camaraderie, humor, family, sacrifice and victory that our soldiers and Marines have encountered in their odyssey through history.

View the exhibition STUDY GUIDE.

View the ARTS and HUMANITIES exhibition reference list.

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Sponsored by and presented by Business of Entertainment Inc. Cyma Rubin, producer and curator

The American Soldier

 

Social Justice, Its Happens to One It Happens To All

September 18 – December 11

Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art is pleased to present Social Justice, It Happens to One It Happens To All.  Curated by Gutfreund Cornett Art, this international exhibition showcases 43 artists on the themes of social justice that examines timely subject matter being debated during this election year.  Art is used as weapons in the fight for human rights to shine a light on the conditions of the working class, the disparities in global wealth, power inequities, education, shelter, access to food, water and health services, disabilities, immigration issues, criminal (in)justice, women’s rights, the subjugation of ethnic groups and the challenges of gender and identity in the modern world. Poetic, direct, conceptual and gripping – these artworks can say what words cannot and are the catalyst to empower social change and encourage empathy for others and respect for social justice, fostering important dialog stimulated by provocative works. Karen Gutfreund and Sherri Cornett, Curators.

View the EXHIBITION GUIDE for interacting with the art.

View the ARTIST'S STATEMENTS.

 

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