Saint Mary's College Museum of Art


Temporarily Closed for Installation. New Exhibitions begin September 18, 2024

Regular Hours: Wed-Sun, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed: Mon & Tues. | 925-631-4379 | @smcmoa

Upcoming Exhibitions

Sculptural work of a sea net titled Ossi di Seppia.

September 18 – June 22, 2025

Isole: A Voyage Among My Dreams

Cianne Fragione
painting of black abstract on white by frank lobdell

September 18 – December 15, 2024 

Visceral Processes 

Jay DeFeo, Frank Lobdell, Manuel Neri

Climate Smart for the Arts: SMC’s Museum of Art Wins Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

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More than $50,000 in funding will be used to develop strategies that help protect the College’s extensive collection, mitigate extreme weather events, and attract new patrons.

Saint Mary’s College of California recently secured a competitive $50,035 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Climate Smart Humanities Organizations program. The funds will help the College protect the collections at the SMC Museum of Art (SMCMoA), enhance its physical surroundings, and become the first carbon-neutral building on the Saint Mary’s campus. 

Reaccredited in 2021 by the American Alliance of Museums—the highest national recognition afforded to museums in the United States—SMC’s Museum of Art is at a pivotal stage of its development, said Lauren MacDonald, Executive Director of the museum and Dean of the Library and Academic Resources. SMC’s museum leadership worked carefully and intentionally to align SMCMoA’s planning efforts with both the College’s Transformation 2028 strategic plan and its Climate Action Plan. The museum has also partnered with SMC’s Office of Sustainability to develop a “climate smart” operations model that can be used for other buildings on the Saint Mary’s campus.


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Public Tours

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. 

& Saturdays at 2 p.m.


Looking for a guided museum experience? Join us for our standard walk-in exhibition tours. These tours are designed to be interactive and inquiry-based. Walk-in tours are offered during fall and spring exhibitions. 


Happenings & Programs

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Explore art through doing!

Join us for a public tour, artist's talk, cello in the galleries, or art-making workshop. See what's coming up. 

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