Programs

 

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Fall 2022

 

Student-led Guided Tours

Saturdays through December 10 at 2 p.m. 

Join the Museum of Art for a student-led tour of the current fall exhibitions.

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Curator-led Guided Tours 

Wednesdays through December 7 at 11 a.m.

Join the Museum of Art for a curator-led tour of the current fall exhibitions.

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Celebrate Art! Museum of Art Exhibition Opening Reception 

Thursday, September 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. 

Join Saint Mary's College Museum of Art for the opening celebration of Fall 2022 exhibitions!

  • Engage with new exhibitions 
  • Experience choreographed dance 
  • Enjoy live music by student cellists 
  • Mingle with art lovers, colleagues, and friends 

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

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Art Talk with Sara Trail 

Wednesday, October 5 at 3:30 p.m. 

Join the Museum of Art for an afternoon art talk with the founder of Social Justice Sewing Academy, Sara Trail. Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a Bay Area-based program empowering youth through sewing mediums for expression and social change. Facilitating hands-on workshops in schools, prisons, and community centers across the country, SJSA activates textiles as a vehicle for community engagement and justice. 

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Write Now: Express Yourself

Wednesday, October 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Join the Museum of Art for a late-night workshop in the galleries! This program is organized with the Center for Women & Gender Equity (CWGE) in honor of National Writing Day. Writing is for everyone. It allows for reflecting on our past, contemplating our present, and (re)writing our futures. This program is free and open to all.

 

Brew & Muse

Thursday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join the Center for Women & Gender Equity (CWGE) and the Museum of Art (MoA) for a morning brew in the galleries on Thursday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy java, pastries, and live music at the museum courtyard. Engage in a gallery walk at 11 a.m. exploring gender in art and celebrating women artists. This event is free and open to all. This event is co-sponsored by CCIE Sub-Committee on Gender Equity & Women's History.

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Tranquility Hour | Music in the Museum 

Sunday, October 16, and Tuesday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m. 

Enjoy extended hours at the museum on October 16 and December 6. Join us for the live music at 5:30 p.m. featuring student cellist Desiree Sturrock. Museum evening hours extend from 4 to 10 p.m. 

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Embroidery Workshop: A Pedagogy of Hope 

Monday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Join the Museum of Art (MoA) for a special Monday workshop led by Justice, Community, & Leadership professor, Suzanne Schmidt. This workshop will explore embroidery practices as a craft for social activism and a lens for hope. 

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Study Salon (student program) 

Sunday–Tuesday, October 16, 17, 18 | 4 to 10 p.m.

Join the Museum of Art (MoA) for a late-night study session! For midterms and finals 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. 

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Outside the Frame
Wednesday, November 9, - 1 to 2:30 p.m. 

Join us for an afternoon of creating in the museum with Jen Kulbeck. Through this workshop, Jen will share her creative process and guide participants to create a “conversation” with a work of art in the museum’s galleries. There will be opportunities for participants to share what they have created during the session and hear from one another about their experiences. Bring curiosity and an open mind, and see what happens! 

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Angles on Authenticity

Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. | Soda Activity Center 

Join the SMC Museum of Art (SMCMoA) for an afternoon conversation exploring views and approaches to contemporary art trends through ways of seeing. In dialogue with the current exhibition: Fake It Till You Make It: A Quest for Authenticity, art professionals examine the aura of authenticity and how it impacts artists' intent and culture through history, consumerism, and the art market. This program features guest speakers Rebecca Ackermann and Zach Clark in dialogue with SMCMoA curator Britt Royer. 

Angles on Authenticity is presented by Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art and co-sponsored by The Roy E. and Patricia Disney Forum and the Communications Department.

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Cello in the Galleries

Saturday, November 5 at 11 a.m.

Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m.

Join the Museum of Art (MoA) for a peaceful hour of music in the galleries. Listen and enjoy the tranquil strings of the cello while exploring fall exhibitions. 

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Family Day Making Holiday Light Boxes

Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m.

Enjoy a hands-on holiday art-creating adventure exploring light and shadow at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (MoA) Saturday, December 3rd. Children and their families are invited to partake in an afternoon of family artmaking and integrated learning with creator and facilitator Dr. E and Friends. Wrap your artmaking activity with a cup of cheer, warm beverages, and holiday music. Supplies are included, and FREE snacks will be provided for all participants. 

Dr. E, also known as Everett L. Louis, Ph.D., is a musician, teaching artist, and adjunct assistant professor at Saint Mary’s College of California in teacher education. Learn more about his art and integrated learning strategies at: https://www.doctoreandfriends.org/

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Study Salon (student program) 

Sunday–Tuesday, December 4, 5, 6 | 4 to 10 p.m.

Join the Museum of Art (MoA) for a late-night study session! For finals 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. 

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