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"Living Coral" Exhibit on View in Hillyer Art Library

In recognition of "Living Coral" being named the 2019 Color of the Year by the Pantone® Color Institute, the Hillyer Art Library has searched its stacks to find engaging images and fascinating facts about the role of coral in art and culture around the world. The Exhibit in the Hillyer Art Library foyer runs through February 28, 2019.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the Hillyer Art Library!

An exhibit and contest for the Halloween season at the Hillyer Art Library. Contest drawing on October 26.  Exhibit runs through Halloween.

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Summertime Blues: The Blue Rider at Hillyer Art Library

Shortly before World War I broke out, a small group of German Expressionists in Munich set out to create a new spiritual world in art and culture.  They called their movement “The Blue Rider”.   Stop by the Hillyer Art Library to learn about Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, and their circle of friends who shared a unique and colorful artistic vision before tragedy intervened.  Exhibit on view in the Hillyer Art Library foyer through September 9.

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100 Years Empowering Change: An Online History of the Smith College School for Social Work

As it prepares for centennial celebrations on Friday, June 29, the Smith School for Social Work has unveiled a new website exploring its distinguished history as the nation's first social work school. Archival photos, profiles and oral histories highlight the SSW's 100 years of empowering change.

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Archives Concent​ration ​Capstone Seminar Projects 2018

In the capstone seminar for the Archives Concentration, ARX 340 Taking the Archives Public, students created online, digital exhibits, some featuring archival materials from​ Special Collections. ​The exhibitions focus on topics such as single-sex​ “romantic friendships” at Smith College, black women's erotic history, women's activism during the AIDS epidemic, and methods of self-care and support in trans and gender non-conforming communities, among others.

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Class Matters: Organizing for Economic Justice Timeline, January 2018

This timeline first came out of a week-long course led by Special Collections Accessioning Archivist Kathleen Banks Nutter in January 2017 and was added to by students who took the class in January 2018.

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Hillyer Art Library 101: Art with Attitude, October 10-13, 2017

Visit Hillyer Art Library and explore what it takes for an artist to make an impact. Share your ideas and be included in the video exhibit. Participants will be entered in a lottery to win a cool prize!

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Sculpture Installation: Profiles in Literature, April 27-May 4, 2017

The pop-up installation by Nancy Kitchener includes twenty sculptural busts of past and present Smith students in Scupture I under the instruction of Professor Lee Burns.

April 27 - May 4, 2017
Sculpture Installation: Profiles in Literature Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library, level 3

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Pop-Up Exhibit: Disability Visibility Week, April 19-28, 2017

Check out the exhibit of student art work in the Neilson Library core, curated by Smith's Disability Alliance as part of the first ever Disability Visibility Week, a series of events designed to uplift and amplify the voices of disabled students.

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Pop-Up Exhibition: Activists in the Archives, March 21-May 20, 2017

The pop-up exhibition features an intergenerational dialogue between feminist activists, many of whose papers have been donated to the Smith College Special Collections. The Women’s History Month we know today evolved from the efforts of early women’s activists in the mid-20th century. Tracing that history is imperative in having, and understanding, national and international conversations.

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