As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts…

The Smith College Museum of Art Shop features unique and creative objects that have been sourced from artists, designers and makers around the globe. Contemporary and traditionally crafted jewelry, textiles, ceramics, books and exhibition catalogs highlighting the SCMA collection can be found in a friendly and inclusive environment. All proceeds from the shop directly support SMCA and its mission to cultivate inquiry and reflection by connecting people to art, ideas and each other. Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: * SCMA Inspired * Home * Books * Wear * Children * Prints * Play. and * Membership.

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Be a DONOR: Show that you care…

The Smith College Museum of Art is a leader among academic museums, setting the standards for how a museum can support teaching and learning on a college campus, nurture lifelong learners and contribute to the life of its community and society at large. When you support SCMA, you help make this vision a reality.


Whether you live near or far, SCMA membership connects you to the museum. Depending on which membership you choose, you may be eligible for additional benefits—and at every level, you make a valuable contribution. As a member, you help underwrite a wide range of inspiring, enriching and engaging exhibitions and public programs. Above all, our members support and sustain excellence in teaching and learning. Membership levels include: Student * SC Alum/Gold * Individual * Family * Contributor * Sustainer * Patron * Contemporary Associate * Tryon Associate, and * Director’s Associate.

SCMA is proud to participate in three national art museum reciprocal membership programs. Privileges include free admission, plus select café and shop discounts at participating museums. (Check with each museum for specific reciprocal membership benefits.)


Give to the Annual Fund: SCMA embarked upon its centennial year in 2020, we’ve launched a new brand and visual identity for the museum that encourages dialogue and prominently features images from the museum’s collection. You’ll see this new look and feel on the museum’s website and social media, in our e-newsletter and beyond. By enhancing our online communications, we hope to deepen campus collaborations and broaden our community outreach. Your contribution to the Annual Appeal will make it possible for us to complete this essential work.

  • Donations at any amount are appreciated. Memorial and tribute gifts are encouraged. You also may identify and then underwrite efforts of your choice.
  • Matching Gifts: You can double or triple the impact of your donation to SCMA through a matching gift program, offered by many employers.
  • Gifts of Art: SCMA accepts select gifts of art for its permanent collection. Our Curatorial Council reviews gift offers and considers factors including the quality of the artwork, its appropriateness to the museum’s educational mission and collection, and its provenance.
  • Planned Giving: Planned gifts can benefit you and SCMA by leaving a legacy and securing the museum’s future. Smith College’s planned giving staff will be pleased to provide you with information about and support in making a bequest, charitable gift annuity or charitable trust. They can also help you designate gifts of artwork for SCMA in your will.
  • The Hillyer Society: The Hillyer Society recognizes friends of SCMA who have made a commitment to the future of the institution by including the museum in their estate plans with a promised gift of art that the museum has agreed to accept. The Hillyer Society is named for Winthrop Hillyer, the first benefactor of the museum, whose gifts in the 1880s funded acquisitions and the construction of new galleries for the growing collection. The commitment of gifts of art continues a distinguished history of philanthropy that has built SCMA into what it is today.
  • Endowments: An endowed gift is a significant sum of money that is managed by Smith College. The principal is never spent, but the income it generates is used for a purpose agreed upon by the donor and the college. Because SCMA depends on endowment support for the long term, creating an endowed fund is a way to ensure that what you value most about SCMA will extend beyond your lifetime. Museum donors have established endowed funds that support art acquisitions, staff positions, internships and post-graduate fellowships, conservation, exhibitions, publications, research, academic initiatives, lectures and symposia. Endowed gifts can be made either during the donor’s lifetime or by a bequest.

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