The Smith hosts The Guardian’s Great British Art Quiz

While museums have been closed due to the coronavirus, the Guardian has set up a weekly art quiz so people can explore and engage with art collections across the UK from the comfort of their own home.  This week, the quiz is all about artwork in our very own collection. 

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Dutch Art Exhibition on ArtUK

The closure of museums has prompted ArtUK to create a new tool for curating virtual exhibitions using artwork from collections across the UK.  Since the Stirling Smith’s exhibiting exhibition programme for 2020 has been delayed, we thought we would test this new ‘Curations’ tool out with an exhibition looking at

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The June 2020 Poetry Roundabout

Poetry Roundabout June 2020 Leaving Lockdown (?) Edition Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence ‘…Fair Quiet, have I found thee here, And Innocence, thy sister dear! Mistaken long, I sought you then In busy companies of men; Your sacred plants, if here below, Only among the plants will grow.

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Introducing: Journeys in Art

The Stirling Smith is launching a weekly art history video series beginning on 17 June. While the museum is closed we still feel it is important to produce engaging content for the community.  We hope that you will enjoy this introduction to art history series. What was rebellious about the

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Online Mindful Art Sessions Offer Respite During Coronavirus Lockdown

Together with a local mindfulness business, Tranceform Therapies, the Stirling Smith has been hosting free online mindfulness sessions on our Facebook page. The sessions, which began on 13 May, take place every second Wednesday via Facebook Live and look at a different painting each time. The first session focused on A

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Stirling Smith Paintings in Animal Crossing New Horizons

On Monday, 18 May we celebrated International Museum Day with museums and galleries across the world…and now in the digital sphere.  Nintendo’s latest release, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the world by storm and it too, is celebrating International Museum Day.   For those who don’t know, the game

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The May 2020 Poetry Roundabout

Poetry Roundabout May 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown Edition Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence Lovers of poetry, arise! Languish no more in lockdown gloom. The Roundabout – in cyberskies – Spins on, and still, for YOU, there’s room. ‘Tis now the merry month of May, When blossoms bloom o’er hill

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The Stirling Wolf

Have you ever wandered around Stirling and noticed wolves decorating many parts of the city? The reason for this is that the wolf is a symbol of Stirling and has been since the early medieval period. Long ago, in the 9th century, the small town of Stirling found itself on

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The April 2020 Poetry Roundabout

The April 2020 Poetry Roundabout marks the retirement of Oswald, Cat in Residence and working online during the corona virus emergency.  

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Oswald and Me

As of Monday the 13th of April, I will no longer be a Curator of the Smith Art Gallery and Museum after 40 years and 8 months exactly at 9.30 am. My start date was the 13th August 1979 and I was taken by the personnel office to meet the

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