Signs of Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012

February 12 through May 3, 2020

Spring Exhibition Reception/ February 20

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

As an art form, the American political poster through time has conveyed messages to millions of voters through the skillful use of visual communication. Visitors are invited to explore rarely seen posters created in the last 168 years that showcase a variety of styles, design trends, and printing technology.  

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts

Sign of the Times


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





Nexus: Student Art Exhibition

May 13 through 24, 2020

Thursday, May 14 | Opening Reception/ 5-7 p.m. 

A group exhibition of students' work in printmaking, painting, sculpture, digital art, and photography. Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.


Faculty Art Exhibition/ Laura Miller + Andrew Mount 

June 10 through August 9, 2020

Friday, June 12 | Opening Reception 

A joint exhibition highlighting the work and process of two SMC Art Department professors Laura Miller + Andrew Mount. 


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. 


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