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How to Read a Play

Thursday, May 2, 3:15 to 4:30 pm 

Plays are blueprints for live performance; but minimal stage directions and narrative description, coupled with distant historical settings, can frustrate readers hoping to imagine "the stage beyond the page." Join us for an interactive workshop to discover the craft and artistry of dramatic works.


With Amissa Miller, Zahra Ahmed, & Rashaan Menese


Things Known: Public Poetry Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 10:00 to 12:00 pm

Join Bay Area poetry group, Fresh Ink, and write from a series of prompts in response to the exhibition Foad Satterfield: THINGS KNOWN 


Third Thurs | Yoga in the Galleries 

Thursday, May 16, 4:30 to 5:45 pm | 7:00 to 8:15 pm

After hours, join us for a relaxing, renewing and refreshing yoga session in our galleries amongst the large, abstract paintings of Foad Satterfield: THINGS KNOWN. Two yoga sessions offered. All are welcome!

Afternoon Dove | 4:30 pm 

Night Owl | 7:00 pm 

Registration for sessions required | Sessions cap at 20. 


Art Chat: A Conversation Between Artist and Curator

Saturday, May 18, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Join guest curator, Megan Wilkinson, and artist, Foad Satterfield, for a conversation exploring Satterfield's new body of large scale paintings featured in the exhibition THINGS KNOWN. 


Things Known: Poets Respond | Public Poetry Reading 

Saturday, May 18, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Reading will feature Bay Area poetry group, Fresh Ink, followed by an open mic of poems written in response to the Foad Satterfield: THINGS KNOWN exhibition. 


Study Salon | Finals 2019

Sun | May 19 | 4-10 pm

Mon | May 20 | 4-10 pm

Tues | May 21 | 4-10 pm 

Join the Museum of Art for quiet study. Snacks and beverages will be provided.


Opening Reception | Emerge: Student Art Exhibition 

Thurs | May 23 | 4-6 pm

Join us for the opening of our student group exhibition in printmaking, painting, sculpture, digital art, and photography on view May 20 through June 9, 2019. Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. 


Past Spring Happenings | April


The museum will be closed the week of Easter,  Monday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 23, 2019. We will resume regular hours on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Third Thurs | Late Night will not occur. 


Open Studio: Revealing Interdisciplinary Art Process

Wednesday, April 3, 1:00 to 2:00 pm 

Join SMC MoA Curator April Bojorquez and Professor Laura Miller for a conversation exploring the distinct curatorial approach for the exhibition Open Studio: Interdisciplinary Art Practice in Progress.


Poetry and Environmental Crisis

Saturday, April 6, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Poets from the prize-winning online literary magazine of the environmental crisis, Canary, read their poems. For more information about Canary literary journal visit: canrlitmag.org


Arndt on Arendt 

Thursday, April 10, 1:00 to 2:15 pm 

In "On Violence, "political philosopher Hannah Arendt probes the nature of power and its relation to violence. Arendt scholar David Arndt will briefly introduce her life work; then a small-group discussion will invite students to explore their own ideas on violence, in dialogue with Arendt's.

Presented in collaboration with Seminar 104. 


Meditation in the Galleries

Tuesday, April 30, 11:00 am 

Join the Museum of Art as we explore mindful ways of engaging with art. Brother Camillus will guide meditation and exploration into Foad Satterfield's abstract landscapes. 

No registration necessary, but space is limited. Chairs will be provided.