SMA Playlist

Explore the Stark Museum of Art with custom soundtracks curated just for you! Each playlist features a selection of songs inspired by an exhibition or work of art at the Stark Museum of Art. Listen along while you work, play, or visit the museum.

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Special Exhibition: Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West

Travel through music history with a soundtrack curated especially for you from the Stark Museum of Art! This playlist features songs inspired by the quilts on view in Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West on view at the Stark Museum of Art March 2 – August 3, 2024. 

This playlist chronologically explores the path of eighty years of music through the voices of Black women. From Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to Tina Turner, to SZA, there is something for everyone! This playlist is approximately one and a half hours long and features 24 songs.

Gallery 1

16 songs, approximately 1 hour

Gallery 2

20 songs, approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Gallery 3

17 songs, approximately 1 hour

Gallery 4

18 songs, approximately 1 hour 

Lobby:The American Birds of Dorothy Doughty

18 songs, approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Lobby: A Collector’s Life in Cars

13 songs, approximately 50 minutes |View all three vehicles featured in this exhibition here

Lobby: A Collector’s Life in Cars (SMA Road Trip)

13 so52 songs, approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes | View all three vehicles featured in this exhibition here

Hallway 2: The United States in Crystal

21 songs, approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes | View the works of art that inspired this playlist here

Summer Days: Inspired by Fremont Ellis’s “Summer Clouds, New Mexico”

15 songs, approximately 55 minutes | View the work of art that inspired this playlist here

Valentine’s Day: Inspired by Frank Tenney Johnson’s “The Door Was Flung Open Suddenly, a Pair of Troubled Grey Eyes Were Looking at Him Searchingly”

26 songs, approximately 1 hour and 33 minutes

Past Exhibitions

Special Exhibition: A Noble Pastime

Special Exhibition: Spirit of Bethlehem

Special Exhibition: Enlarging the View

18 songs, approximately 1 hour | View selected works of art from this exhibition here

Special Exhibition: The West As Home

29 songs, approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes | View selected works of art from this exhibition here

JUXATPOSED: 2022 Juried Student Art Exhibition

20 songs, approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

This playlist features a diverse range of songs selected by the student artists from this year’s juried student art exhibition. Learn more about the artists and their selections by downloading this guide.