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A collection of articles and stories about Saint Mary's College Museum of Art 



Climate Smart for the Arts: SMC's Museum of Art Wins Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities by Mike Janes 

Acquiring Art by Trinity Durfee, A.T. Johnson, Gabrielle Ly, Isabella Ruiz, and Jillian Yano

Lessons in the Galleries by Leah Ohms, Savannah Loyd, Laura Allen, Mirka Barbuis and Danielle Gutierrez

SMC Museum of Art features three new art exhibitions by Vera Kocha

Press ReleaseSaint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) New Exhibitions Expand Multiple Narratives





Teaching Corita -Part II: ‘More than enough to work with’ by Suzanne C. Schmidt, Ph.D.

Dolly Parton, Roxane Gay, Lisa Congdon, The Other Black Girl, and More Pop Culture Musts For Fall by Callie Watts of Bust Magazine

The Art of an Opening by Anthony Romero of The Collegian 

SMC's Museum of Art opens two new exhibits: "heroes and sheroes" with "Hold it Lightly" by Vera Kochan 


Press Release: The Solo Debut of Lisa Congdon Exhibition to open at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art

Press Release: Corita Kent’s Iconic ‘heroes & sheroes’ Series to Premiere in the Bay Area



SMC's River of Words 2023, a youth art and poetry competition, sparked dramatic results  by Vera Kochan of the Lamorinda Weekly 

Gallery Search on. Justice, Community, and Leadership students create activities to engage visitors by JCL 150 students: Karl Headley, Alyssa Huie, Julia McNair, Laibing Rhodes, and Alec Schaefer

Teaching Corita - Part I: Doing and making are acts of hope by Suzanne C. Schmidt, Ph.D.

Black Liberation: Exploring the Haitian Revolution through Jacob Lawrence’s Art by Katherine Treviño-Yoson

SMC Welcomes Two New Art Exhibits by Vera Kochan of the Lamorinda Weekly

Top Tickets: February 9-15 by Emily White of Diablo Magazine


Press ReleaseExhibition of Jacob Lawrence Prints to Open at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art 

Press ReleaseSaint Mary's College Museum of Art Exhibition Contextualizes Oakland Artist Louis Siegriest's Paintings From the Ground Up 





Curatorial Insights by A.T. Johnson 

Questioning Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an Art Medium by Katherine Trevino-Yoson

In Practice: Exploring NFT Minting by Katrienne Lemye

Flora of the Briones Hills by Ann Drevno 

New SMC exhibit explores authenticity in the art world by Vera Kochan of the Lamorinda Weekly


Press Release: Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art Explores the Fine Line of Authenticity in Art

Press Release: Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art Showcases Community Response to Art Inspired by the Permanent Collection



Blog: Justice, Community, and Leadership Blog Reflection on Power & Purpose Exhibition (JCL 150) by Elise Magee

SMC Museum of Art opens two new exhibits by Vera Kochan of the Lamorinda Weekly. 

Press Release: Two New Exhibitions open at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) by Museum of Art 

Interview with Andrew Mount conducted by Isaac Kyoungho Kim





Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) Earns Highest National Recognition by Museum of Art

The Owls in the Museum by Britt Royer 

Changing Museum Expectations of Space by Museum of Art 

Diablo Magazine: Top Tickets: September 9-15 by Emily White 

Lamorinda Weekly: Two Original Exhibitions 

Press Release: Two Original Exhibitions Open at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

Exploring Keith + Kari by Kamyrn Sobel 

New Exhibitions At MoA Welcome Back the Arts on Campus by Melanie Moyer 

New Work in the Museum Collection Speaks to the Pandemic Experience by Museum of Art 



Free SMC Museum of Art exhibition through July 11

The SMC Museum Welcomes a New Exhibit - Aesthetic Forces: Nature in the Modern California Landscape, 1915-2015 by Kay Carney




Museum of Art Opens New Exhibits by Sean Heiskell of The Collegian

Feminizing Permanence: Press Release 

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844-2012: Press Release





Kal Spelletich: Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots

Press Release

Please, do touch the art by Garrett Leahy of the Lamorinda Weekly 

East Bay Fall Arts Preview by Deborah Kirk of Diablo Magazine 


New Formalism In Painting and Photography

Press Release 

R&D Collab Breaks Fine Art Rules Using Cinema 4D


Open Studio: Interdisciplinary Art Practice In Progress

Open Studio Exhibit Gives Fesh Look to Art by David Garza of the Collegian


Foad Satterfield: THINGS KNOWN

Press Release

New Art Exhibit Informed by Jim Crow South by Adriana Avila of the Collegian 

The Artist's Studio | Foad Satterfield by Katie Korotzer of Piedmont Exedra


David Otis Johnson: NOCTAMBULANT

Press Release





Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project

SMC 'Graphicanos' exhibit expresses art as visual literature by Lou Francher of the Lamorinda Weekly

Museum of Art on St. Mary's campus: A Sight to See by Kevin Basmajian of The Collegian


Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda from the Cold War Era

Soviet Propaganda Art Pertinent to Today by Jesse Hamlin of the San Francisco Chronicle

Soviet Propaganda Invades Saint Mary's College by DeWitt Cheng of Oakland Magazine

An Insider's Perspective into Life Under Communist Russia at SMC Museum of Art by Kara Navolio of Lamorinda Weekly

Quick Trips by Linda Summers Pirkle of the Alamo News & Danville News Today





Artistic Impressions: Saint Mary's College Professor Challenges Viewer's Perception of Art

Peter Freund's IRAN|USA exhibit to open at the Museum of Art

Complex US/Iran Relationship Explored in Saint Mary's Exhibit