Virtual Art at SMC

Emeritus Student Art Exhibition 2020

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Emeritus Art Gallery is pleased to present its annual SMC Emeritus Student Art Exhibition 2020 Online starting June 25. This year, the group exhibition will be presented at and feature 160 works created by 91 student artists in SMC's noncredit Emeritus program for older adults.

A free, live Zoom Virtual Launch Event will be held online from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. A link at takes guests directly to the exhibition's opening reception.

The opening reception will be hosted by Emeritus Associate Dean Dr. Scott Silverman and Emeritus Art Gallery Curator Jesse Benson, who will highlight and discuss a selection of individual artworks. Several of the exhibiting artists will also hold brief discussions about their work.

To see the artworks online at any time after 5 p.m. on June 25, viewers may go to and click the Emeritus Student Art Exhibition 2020 Online link, available 24 hours a day. The link takes viewers directly to the exhibition album on a Facebook page that is open to public viewing (Facebook account not necessary).

SMC's widely praised Emeritus program - founded by Santa Monica College in 1975 as a noncredit program to serve the lifelong learning interests of older adults - offers more than 120 noncredit adult education classes and special programs that serve more than 3,000 students each year.

More information is available by visiting or calling 310-434-4306.


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