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The Museum is temporarily closed and on-site programming and happenings are postponed until further notice as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

February 
 

Opening Exhibitions Reception 

Thursday, February 20 | members 4:30-5:30 p.m. / public: 5:30-7 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the opening of our Spring Exhibitions: Feminizing Permanence and Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012 

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March 

 

Canceled: Study Salon | Midterms 

Gaze at some artwork and prepare for midterms! Free snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Sunday, March 15 | 4 to 10 p.m.

Monday, March 16 | 4 to 10 p.m. 

Study Salon is designed to support the scholarly development of SMC students.

 

Postponed: Third Thursday | Celebrating Women in the Arts 

Thursday, March 19 | 5-8 p.m.

On the third Thursday of the month,  MoA remains open late inviting visitors to experience unconventional art engagement and activities in the galleries. All are welcome!

In alignment with Women's History Month and Feminizing Permanence, this Third Thursday celebrates Women in the Arts!  Join the Museum and local artists for beverages + refreshments as they share their experiences and journeys towards parity. At 6 p.m. partake in a live recording and conversation with special guests and podcast hosts, The Art History Babes.

 

April 

 

The Museum of Art will be closed for Easter Holiday, Wednesday, April 8 through Sunday, April 12, 2020. 

 

Third Thursday | The Political Voice 

Thursday, April 16 | 6 to 9 p.m.

On the third Thursday of the month,  MoA remains open late, inviting visitors to experience unconventional art engagement and activities in the galleries. All are welcome!

This Third Thursday will focus on visual communication through the story of the political campaign poster. This program is presented in alignment with the current exhibition, Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844-2012. 

 

May 

 

Student Art Exhibition Opening 

Thursday, May 14 | 5-7 p.m.

Join MoA and the Department of Art and Art History in celebrating the opening of the student art exhibition, Nexus

Beverages and refreshments will be served. 

 

Canceled: Study Salon | Finals 2020

Gaze at some artwork and prepare for finals! Free snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Sunday, May 17 | 4-10 pm

Monday, May 18 | 4-10 pm

Tuesday, May 19 | 4-10 pm 

Study Salon is designed to support the scholarly development of SMC students.

 

Third Thursday | Revitalize: Yoga in the Galleries 

Thursday, May 21 | 6:30 p.m. 

Every third Thursday of the month, MoA remains open late inviting visitors to experience unconventional art engagement and activities in the galleries. With graduation days away, this third Thursday will focus on rejuvenation and self-care.  All are welcome!

Stretch, clear your mind, and relax. Join the Museum of Art for a free evening yoga session from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Please bring your own matt. Leading instructors: Tara Rochlin + Heather Thorton. 

 

June 

 

Faculty Art Opening Reception 

Friday, June 12 | TBA 

Join the Museum of Art and the Department of Art + Art History for the opening celebration of a joint exhibition highlighting the work and process of two SMC Art Department professors Laura Miller + Andrew Mount. 

 

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January 

 

Members: Closer Looking/Art + Wine

Thursday, January 16 | 4 to 6 p.m. 

While the Museum is closed for installation, join fellow members for a behind-the-scenes look and guided exploration into artwork from SMCMoA’s permanent collection.  On view for one night only, the artwork featured in this limited event aligns in spirit with our upcoming exhibition Feminizing Permanence. At 4 p.m., sip and enjoy wine from Backroads Vines paired with gourmet bites, followed by a 5 p.m. guided conversation exploring themes, techniques, and the voices behind the selected artwork. Please take advantage of this exclusive experience of our permanent collection, as many of the works chosen for this event have yet to be publicly viewed. Members are welcome to bring two guests in addition to names shared under the membership.

For additional questions and RSVP, contact Britt Royer, 925.631.4493 or blr7@stmarys-ca.edu.

Thank you to Backroads Vines for your generous support.