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Emeritus Art Gallery


SMC Emeritus has its own art gallery on the first floor at 1227 Second Street, Santa Monica in addition to an online gallery program. See SMC Events for a calendar of events.

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Anna Conley: The Invisible Man

January 18 (Online AND On-campus Exhibition)

Emeritus Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new painted works by artist and Emeritus student Anna Conley, opening simultaneously online AND as an installation in our on-campus location. Conley's rich and gestural painting approach results in powerfully expressive imagery and mysterious abstraction. Inspired by a friend, "The Invisible Man" is a response to metamorphosis, and to the deepest possibilities of perception and visibility. 

In addition to the online presentation here, the exhibition "Anna Conley: The Invisible Man" will be available for viewing in person January 18 - March 22, 2024 in the gallery on campus at: 

1227 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 

9am-noon & 2pm-4:00pm Mon-Fri

The gallery installation will close March 22, but the online portion of the exhibition will remain posted indefinitely. The installation is free to enter during gallery hours and the online component and Zoom event are free and available to anyone with web access.

Please view the online portion of the exhibition with the link below. A live Zoom Virtual Launch Event featuring the artist speaking about her work — and hosted by Emeritus Associate Dean (interim) Guadalupe Salgado,  and Emeritus Gallery Curator Jesse Benson — was held Thursday, January 18, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please click the link below to view the recorded Zoom event.

View the exhibition:

Anna Conley: The Invisible Man

View the recorded Zoom event:

Anna Conley Virtual Launch Event

Installation view of painting exhibition by Anna Conley
Anna Conley: The Invisible Man installation view

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