PROGRAMS Fall 2023


Opening Celebration: Thursday, September 14, 2023

Join Saint Mary's College Museum of Art for the opening celebration of Spring 2023 exhibitions from 4 to 8 p.m.

  • Engage with new exhibitions 
  • Meet the artist Lisa Congdon
  • Mingle with art lovers, colleagues, and friends 

This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be provided. 


"Hold it Lightly" VIP Reception with Lisa Congdon: Wednesday, September 13

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Join the Museum of Art (MoA) and the Office of Alumni Engagement in celebrating the opening of Lisa Congdon's exclusive solo exhibition, Hold it Lightly.  

This private fundraising event features VIP first access to the exhibition and work paired with delicious food and decadent wines from Union Wine Company, Dot Wines, and Aldina Vineyards. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Lisa and partake in a silent auction to purchase original limited-edition prints featured in the exhibition. All proceeds will support the Museum of Art acquisition fund. 

This event features two alumni winemakers, Lisa Asimont '98 and Francisco Lopez '01.


Artist Talk with Lisa Congdon: Friday, September 15, 2023

Join the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art at the SMC theater for an artist talk with designer and illustrator Lisa Congdon. At 2 p.m., Lisa will speak about the current body of work displayed in the exhibition Hold it Lightly. An open Q&A with the artist will follow this 45-minute talk. 


Cello in the Galleries, Saturdays at 1 p.m.

Sept 23 | Oct 14 |  Oct 28 | Nov 11

Join us for a peaceful hour of music in the galleries. Listen and enjoy the tranquil strings of the cello while exploring fall exhibitions.

Featured music by SMC student and cellist Desiree Sturrock.


Words Matter: Serigraphs, Songwriting + Storytelling

Wed, Nov 1 + Nov 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) and the Center for Women and Gender Equity (CWGE) in exploring words and meanings accentuated through serigraphs, songwriting, and storytelling. Join us for a curator-led tour of exploring how words impacted Corita Kent’s serigraphs in the series “heroes & sheroes.” Following the tour, create songs and place words into music through a songwriting workshop with Laura Zucher.


Student Program: Study Salon Midterms

Sun-Tues, Oct 8,9,10 from 4 to 10 p.m.

Join the Museum of Art (MoA) for a late-night study session! For midterms week (Sun–Tues), MoA is open late.

  •  Gaze at some art.
  •  Set up a study spot at the gallery tables.
  •  Enjoy quiet time and a few laughs. 


"Rebel Hearts" Documentary Screening, Wednesday, November 18

Join us for two screenings at 2:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. 

The film shares the sorry of Coirta Kent, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mar, and their fight to define their own lives of faith. This event is presented in partnership with the SMC library, the Center for Women and Gender Equity, The Cummins Insitute, and the Mission and Ministry Center. 

Enjoy a free meal before or after the film at the Solidarity Supper from 5-6 p.m. in the Fountain Courtyard.


Corita Day, Monday, November 20, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Join Saint Mary's College Museum of Art in celebrating the act of giving back on Corita Kent's birthday, November 20!

  • Make silkscreens in the spirit of Corita Kent.
  • Explore printmaking practices.
  • Reframe the world through Corita's famous viewfinder activity.
  • Gain insights into local non-profits.

This program is family-friendly; ages 3-15 years is recommended. Thank you to our collaborators and sponsors at the Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture, and Action, North Bay Letterpress Arts, and Girls Garage. 









      Staff Led Tours

       Wednesdays - 11 a.m.

      Join us for our standard staff-facilitated walk-in tours. These tours offer insights into current exhibitions. Walk-in tours are offered from September 20 through December 6, 2023.  


      Cello in the Galleries


      Join us for a peaceful hour of music in the galleries. Listen and enjoy the tranquil strings of the cello while exploring spring exhibitions. Featuring music by cellist Desiree Sturrock. 


      Student Led Tours

      Saturdays – 2 p.m.

      Looking for a guided museum experience? Join us for student-led walk-in tours. These tours are designed to be interactive and inquiry-based. Student tours are offered from September 23 through December 9, 2023.