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From July 24 to August 9, the Smart Museum of Art will present a reconfigured presentation of The Allure of Matter, including a handful of works originally shown at Wrightwood 659. During this limited engagement, we will welcome a small number of reservations for parties of 1–6 people to visit the exhibition at a time. Learn more and make a reservation »

Throughout summer 2020, this site will continue to offer digital content that builds upon the entire exhibition—new virtual tours of Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum, object chats, at-home activities, online programs, and behind-the-scenes videos and photos.

Be sure to check back often for updates!

 

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Merely a Mistake: A Score for your Door

Make a 1–4 minute video in portrait orientation that includes the whole door frame for inclusion in a community art project inspired by Liu Wei’s Merely a Mistake II No. 7.

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Black Flame

Please join us for “Black Flame,” a participatory experience that combines live music with optional at-home art-making to honor community and memorialize loss with the Class of 2020.

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Materiality and Art

A remote symposium on themes of materiality in art, featuring presentations from undergraduate, masters, and PhD students and a panel discussion.

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From Soil, Sand, and Salt Crystals

Coated with chemicals and exposed to sunlight, dragged through the mud, buried in radioactive soil—the films gathered in From Soil, Sand, and Salt Crystals: Films and Natural Processes emerge from material interactions between film and natural processes.

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Material Stories: Hair

Join Lori Tharps and HAIR CLUB for a conversation about hair as a material carrier of identity and social meaning. Happening via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20, noon.

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