In light of circumstances surrounding COVID-19, current exhibitions are temporarily closed to the public. We encourage you to explore the exhibitions remotely through the exhibition site pages with selected works + digital materials linked below. 




Feminizing Permanence 

February 12 through December 13, 2020

Spring Exhibition Reception/ February 20

members 4:30-5:30 p.m./ public 5:30-7 p.m. 

Feminizing Permanence features forty historical and contemporary artworks by forty women artists from the permanent collection. The recontextualized artworks explore a wide range of themes while collectively speaking to the underrepresentation of women artists in the permanent collections of museums across the country. The exhibition recognizes the contributions of women in the arts and their shared journey toward parity. This exhibition is a collaboration with SMC, Department of Art professor, Dr. Hossein Khosrowjah, and the students of the Issues in Modern Art course. 

Feminizing Permanence


Senior Capstone Projects

June through July 2020 | on Instagram @smcmoa

An Instagram takeover featuring the Class of 2020 senior capstone projects in printmaking, painting, sculpture, digital art, and photography. Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.





Keith + Kari 

September 9 through December 13, 2020

Thursday, September 17 | Opening Reception

Contemporary ceramic artist Kari Marboe responds with site-specific works in dialogue with the 19th century California landscape painter William Keith. Contemplating change and time, Kari explores the truth of place through form and materials specific to the region's identity of wilderness and Keith's artistic practice. 

Keith + Kari



Nomatic Mythologies 

February 10 through May 30, 2021

Thursday, February 18 | Opening Reception

Interdisciplinary artist Laura Elayne Miller reimagines our relationship to space and place in Nomadic Mythologies through video, sculpture, installation, photography, mixed media, printmaking, and collected ephemeral objects.



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