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🗓 Save the date! “Alternate Endings: Conversations on Climate Change” is a two-part exhibition organized by students as ...
01/22/2020

🗓 Save the date! “Alternate Endings: Conversations on Climate Change” is a two-part exhibition organized by students as their final project for the fall 2019 course “Love, Sex, and Death in the Anthropocene,” taught by Associate Professor of English Kate Singer. This exhibition puts objects from the Museum’s collection in dialogue with new student-created artworks. The reception is free and open to the public. Student and faculty readings will begin at 4:30pm.

Welcome back MHC students! The #mhcartmuseum is open again and there are new objects on view, including this piece by St...
01/21/2020

Welcome back MHC students! The #mhcartmuseum is open again and there are new objects on view, including this piece by Stephen Hannock that features a very familiar face. Can you guess who?

Sneak preview of our new acquisition “Harvest” by artist Harmonia Rosales! Come check it out when the museum reopens on ...
01/09/2020

Sneak preview of our new acquisition “Harvest” by artist Harmonia Rosales! Come check it out when the museum reopens on 1/21!

#Repost @honeiee
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I am beyond honored and pleased to have ‘Harvest’ in the permanent collection @mhcartmuseum and a personal thank you to @ssparlingwilliams 🙏🏼 #bts #preview #museum #art

Check out this fantastic article on Hyperallergic profiling our current exhibition, "In the Making: The Mount Holyoke Co...
12/31/2019
The History of a Printmaking Workshop for Women Artists, From Elaine de Kooning to Faith Ringgold

Check out this fantastic article on Hyperallergic profiling our current exhibition, "In the Making: The Mount Holyoke College Printmaking Workshop" curated by former AMAB Fellow Katelyn Allen. And when the museum reopens on January 21st 2020, plan a visit to see the new rotations in the show!

From 1984 to 2012, printmaker and professor Nancy Campbell ran the Mount Holyoke College Printmaking Workshop, where women artists like Kiki Smith and Vija Celmins produced remarkable prints.

The Art Museum will be closed from Sunday, December 22, 2019 through Monday, January 20, 2020. We will reopen on Tuesday...
12/21/2019

The Art Museum will be closed from Sunday, December 22, 2019 through Monday, January 20, 2020. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. We hope all MHC students have a wonderful and relaxing winter break! ☃️
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Image: Ansel Adams, “Portfolio Three- Yosemite Valley: Branches in Snow” (1960). Gift of Hugh Tatlock, M.D. in memory of Jessie Tatlock.

We hope to see you there!
12/04/2019

We hope to see you there!

Due to the impending winter storm, the museum will be closed tomorrow, Sunday (12/1), and will reopen on Tuesday (12/3)....
11/30/2019

Due to the impending winter storm, the museum will be closed tomorrow, Sunday (12/1), and will reopen on Tuesday (12/3).
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Image: William Wegman, “Snowy” (1979). Purchase with a National Endowment of the Arts Purchase Grant.

#Repost @mhc.2020・・・Night at the Museum was a huge success! ✨ Thank you so much to everyone who came. Special shoutout t...
11/25/2019

#Repost @mhc.2020
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Night at the Museum was a huge success! ✨ Thank you so much to everyone who came. Special shoutout to @divsacappella for performing and to all of the student museum guides. 📸: @skylar0324 @jvliasmith @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

11/22/2019

Today we say goodbye to Hermes at Rest (just for the winter 😉). Special thanks to the MHC greenhouse staff for lending a helping hand!

In honor of 🎉Founder’s Day 🎉 here is a pastel drawing of Mary Lyon’s Birthplace by Edwin Romanzo Elmer (1905).
11/08/2019

In honor of 🎉Founder’s Day 🎉 here is a pastel drawing of Mary Lyon’s Birthplace by Edwin Romanzo Elmer (1905).

#mhcartmuseum wishes you a spOoOoOky Halloween! 👻🎃 @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
10/31/2019

#mhcartmuseum wishes you a spOoOoOky Halloween! 👻🎃 @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

🗣#gallerytalk next THURSDAY 11/7 @ 4:30pm for Faculty in Conversation: Afterlives of Objects featuring Ombretta Frau, Pr...
10/30/2019

🗣#gallerytalk next THURSDAY 11/7 @ 4:30pm for Faculty in Conversation: Afterlives of Objects featuring Ombretta Frau, Professor of Italian and Sabra Thorner, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
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This event is the third in a series of conversations offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Major Themes: Celebrating Ten Years of Teaching with Art” on view through June 21, 2020. Image: Willie Cole, “MBF (Man’s Best Friend)” (2016).

We are thrilled that our new @bisabutler acquisition, “Broom Jumpers” is now on view!...“The title Broom Jumpers, refere...
10/24/2019

We are thrilled that our new @bisabutler acquisition, “Broom Jumpers” is now on view!
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“The title Broom Jumpers, references the historic custom of black American couples literally jumping over a broom to mark the end of a wedding ceremony, a tradition initiated when it was illegal in the United States for two enslaved individuals to be legally wed.” -Stephanie Sparling Williams, Associate Curator

“Luminance” is a classic #teachingwithart visual exercise. Students are asked to recreate black and white photographs us...
10/09/2019

“Luminance” is a classic #teachingwithart visual exercise. Students are asked to recreate black and white photographs using colored paper. The key is to first construct an accurate gray scale from 5 distinct hues before crafting a matching composition.

Scroll through to see the results of Professor Charles Flachs’ First-Year Seminar students! #mhcalums : comment below if you remember completing the “luminance” exercise! @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Today was the first of four visits for Professor Charles Flachs’ First-Year Seminar, “Performance Movement and the Art o...
10/03/2019

Today was the first of four visits for Professor Charles Flachs’ First-Year Seminar, “Performance Movement and the Art of Photography.” Students looked at 20th c. black and white photographs and discussed methods of suspension, motion blur, and visual representation.
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#bwphotography #teachingwithart @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

🏔Happy Mountain Day! On this cloudy morning @mhcartmuseum staffers John, Tricia, and Nina made the journey up to Summit ...
10/01/2019

🏔Happy Mountain Day! On this cloudy morning @mhcartmuseum staffers John, Tricia, and Nina made the journey up to Summit House and enjoyed the view and a sweet treat 🍦.
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#mtndaymhc @ Mt Holyoke Summit House

Our first event of the semester is coming up and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us on Saturday, September 14 from 1-3...
09/06/2019

Our first event of the semester is coming up and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us on Saturday, September 14 from 1-3:30 PM for a Sustained Observation and Mindfulness Workshop led by guest artist Jonathan VanDyke. Through a series of dynamic guided reflections, participants will meditate upon a work of art, sparking curiosity and wonder as they utilize techniques that build mindfulness and foster self-realization. The workshop is free, but space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your spot now!
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Photo by Carolina Sandretto.
@jonathanvandykestudio #jonathanvandyke #sustainedobservation #mindfulness
#slowlooking #mhcartmuseum

Have you checked out our #teachingwithart exhibition recently? We have new work on view by artists Kara Walker, Richard ...
08/13/2019

Have you checked out our #teachingwithart exhibition recently? We have new work on view by artists Kara Walker, Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz, Kay Sage, Javier Piñón, and more. Stop by and see what exciting changes we've made to our galleries this summer!
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. #mhcartmuseum #majorthemes #teachingwithobjects #teachingmuseum @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Mount Holyoke names new associate curator
06/30/2019
Mount Holyoke names new associate curator

Mount Holyoke names new associate curator

Stephanie Sparling Williams has been named as the new associate curator for the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

We’re lucky to have an amazing group of @mtholyoke students interning with us this summer! LYNK Curatorial Intern Izzy C...
06/05/2019

We’re lucky to have an amazing group of @mtholyoke students interning with us this summer! LYNK Curatorial Intern Izzy Chen ‘21 is spending her time at the #mhcartmuseum researching & cataloging the work of Japanese-French artist Tsuguharu Foujita (1886–1968). It’s always exciting when students are able to directly engage with works in our collection!
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The galleries are abuzz this week as we welcome Mosier Elementary School’s 4th grade classes to the #mhcartmuseum! Educa...
05/22/2019

The galleries are abuzz this week as we welcome Mosier Elementary School’s 4th grade classes to the #mhcartmuseum! Education Fellows Jessica Lazzar ‘21 & Sommer Byers ‘21 have been leading close looking sessions and helping students create their own self-portraits. No better way to kick off the summer!
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Integral to traditional Jewish weddings, a ketubbah is a prenuptial agreement outlining the financial obligations a groo...
05/15/2019

Integral to traditional Jewish weddings, a ketubbah is a prenuptial agreement outlining the financial obligations a groom has towards his bride in marriage. A recent addition to our collection, this ketubbah celebrates the wedding of Joseph David Shabbetai ben Solomon of Perugia and Tovah Rachel bat Joseph Shabbetai Hazak in Acona, Italy on May 15, 1823 – 196 years ago to this day!
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. #mhcartmuseum #mhcam #weddinganniversary #ketubbah #jewishmarriage #newacquisitions @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

UMass Amherst Department of History of Art and Architecture
05/06/2019

UMass Amherst Department of History of Art and Architecture

Kendra Weisbin is an MA alumna and the Associate Curator of Education at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Last week, she met with Professor Walter Denny to record a podcast about the carpet seen in the image below! Donated to the museum by Professor Denny, the carpet is a 19th-century Turkmen camel trapping with beautiful fringe. To learn more about the carpet visit http://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?museum=all&t=objects&type=all&f=&s=walter+denny&record=2
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#fivecolleges #umassamherst #mountholyokecollege #museum #artmuseum #islamicart #walterdenny #alumni #museumeducation #alumninetwork #arthistory

Calling all MHC students! Finals got you feeling blue? Take a study break at the #mhcartmuseum from 1:30-2:45p while enj...
05/01/2019

Calling all MHC students! Finals got you feeling blue? Take a study break at the #mhcartmuseum from 1:30-2:45p while enjoying some snacks and relaxing crafts. Whether you’re coloring, messing around with play dough, or enjoying some milk & cookies, we would love to hang out with you!
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This event is co-sponsored with the MHC Department of Art History. Image designed by Jocelyn Furniss ‘21. #studybreak #crafting #relaxation #bewell

Tomorrow is our last Sightlines Tour of the semester and we’d love for you to join us! Led by Student Guide Hailey Simmo...
04/26/2019

Tomorrow is our last Sightlines Tour of the semester and we’d love for you to join us! Led by Student Guide Hailey Simmons ’19 and titled “Performing Art(s): Capturing the Ephemeral,” this tour will examine how artists use dance, theater, and other performances to capture a certain moment or feeling. Hailey’s tour starts at 1:30p so stop by if you’re on campus!
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Image: Masamitsu Kano, Six-fold screen with scenes from Tale of Genji (detail), mid-18th century. #mhcartmuseum #sightlinestour #studentguide #studentengagement

It’s install week at the #skinnermuseum and we want to give you a sneak peek! Students from Gina Siepel’s Studio Art cla...
04/24/2019

It’s install week at the #skinnermuseum and we want to give you a sneak peek! Students from Gina Siepel’s Studio Art class have spent the semester re-inventing & interpreting works from the Skinner collection through the production of 3-D objects and short texts installed throughout the Museum. Celebrate and learn more about their work at our opening reception next Monday, April 29, from 4:30-6:00p. Free, open to the public, & refreshments provided! #mhcartmuseum #popupexhibition #studentengagement @ Joseph Allen Skinner Museum

Stop by the @mhcartmuseum today for a special lecture given by Eliza Garrison, Professor, History of Art and Architectur...
03/07/2019

Stop by the @mhcartmuseum today for a special lecture given by Eliza Garrison, Professor, History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College. Titled “Book, Body, Cloister: The Spaces of the Uta Codex,” the lecture will take place at 4:30 PM in Gamble Auditorium. This event is generously supported by the Amy M. Sacker Memorial Lectureship Fund, and is co-sponsored with the Department of Art History and Architectural Studies. Image: detail of folio 1v, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, CLM 13601.

It’s all hands on deck at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum as we prepare for our upcoming exhibit “Mount Holyoke Afi...
01/29/2019

It’s all hands on deck at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum as we prepare for our upcoming exhibit “Mount Holyoke Afire.” Opening on February 5 in the Museum Lobby, the show examines three devastating fires that occurred at Mount Holyoke, destroying Seminary Hall in 1896, Williston Hall in 1917, and Rockefeller Hall in 1922. Make sure to stop by next week to check it out! @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

If you haven’t already, we highly encourage you to check out our new exhibit, “Life/Like: Photographs by Martine Gutierr...
01/25/2019

If you haven’t already, we highly encourage you to check out our new exhibit, “Life/Like: Photographs by Martine Gutierrez.” The show presents works from two recent series by the artist that consider themes of transformation, intimacy, identity, and reality. Although the show is on view through June 16, 2019, we’ll give you bonus points if you come & see it before Gutierrez’s artist talk, which will take place at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum on March 28 at 5:30 PM! @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Say hello to Erin Hancock '20! An Almara History in Museums Intern, Erin has spent this J-term researching the Skinner M...
01/16/2019

Say hello to Erin Hancock '20! An Almara History in Museums Intern, Erin has spent this J-term researching the Skinner Museum’s collection of textiles and textile manufacturing tools. Today, Erin worked alongside Mount Holyoke College Art Museum staff Jackie Finnegan ‘08 and Aaron Miller to reconstruct an 18th century loom. We can’t wait to get it up and running again! #weaving #textilecollection #skinnermuseum #internship @ Joseph Allen Skinner Museum

A new year calls for a new selection of works on view! Be sure to check out the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum when it...
01/09/2019

A new year calls for a new selection of works on view! Be sure to check out the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum when it reopens on January 15th, 2019 to see what’s changed in the permanent collection galleries. From Southwestern pottery to Native American basketry to objects created by indigenous Alaskans, we have some wonderful new works on view that we can’t wait for you to see! @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Please note that the @mhcartmuseum will be closed for the holidays beginning on December 18, 2018 and will reopen on Jan...
12/17/2018

Please note that the @mhcartmuseum will be closed for the holidays beginning on December 18, 2018 and will reopen on January 15, 2019. We look forward to seeing you in the new year! Image: Kikugawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), "Yuki [Snow], from the series Furyu Setsugekka [Elegant seasons]."

Happy birthday to artist Minerva Chapman (1858-1947)! Chapman studied at Mount Holyoke from 1876–1878 and went on to stu...
12/06/2018

Happy birthday to artist Minerva Chapman (1858-1947)!

Chapman studied at Mount Holyoke from 1876–1878 and went on to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. She became a highly successful painter of portrait miniatures and was one of the first American women to be elected a member of the esteemed Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. While better known for her watercolor portraits, Chapman employs oil paint in this 1913 work, titled “Woman Polishing Pots,” allowing her to experiment with light & abstract forms. #artistbirthday @mhcartmuseum

We’ve received some great visits from Mount Holyoke College classes in the past few weeks! Seen here are students in Ter...
12/04/2018

We’ve received some great visits from Mount Holyoke College classes in the past few weeks! Seen here are students in Terre Vandale’s “Sight-Specific Dance” class responding to Mount Holyoke College Art Museum artworks through movement. #movementbasedlearning #objectbasedlearning #teachingwithart #classes @ Mount Holyoke College

If you are looking for a way to spend time with family or loved ones this holiday season, the @mhcartmuseum has an idea ...
11/30/2018

If you are looking for a way to spend time with family or loved ones this holiday season, the @mhcartmuseum has an idea for you! Join us tomorrow from 1:30 - 3:30 PM for our annual Family Day event! To celebrate this year’s theme, "Wild Animals in Winter," the Museum will be offering a variety of animal-inspired activities for visitors of all ages, including crafts, art scavenger hunts, storytimes, and more. This event is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us! Image: Ellen Lanyon, "Zebra, from the series Beyond the Borders” [detail], 1996–2007.

Feeling the need to express yourself? To support fellow @mtholyoke students, staff, & faculty? Join us for "Another Worl...
11/29/2018

Feeling the need to express yourself? To support fellow @mtholyoke students, staff, & faculty? Join us for "Another World is Possible: Poetry and Prose Reading and Open Mic," happening tonight at the @mhcartmuseum from 7-9 PM! Image: Joan Snyder, "Can We Turn our Rage to Poetry?" [detail], 1985, color lithograph on white Rives BFK paper, edition 1/50.

Change of plans! This afternoon’s Artist Talk will now be given by @mhcartmuseum Associate Curator Aaron Miller, who wil...
11/15/2018

Change of plans! This afternoon’s Artist Talk will now be given by @mhcartmuseum Associate Curator Aaron Miller, who will speak about Zig Jackson’s work in dialogue with Mac Chambers ‘19. We hope you can join us!

Be sure to stop by the @mhcartmuseum this Thursday, November 15, at 4:30 PM for a Gallery Talk by artist Zig Jackson. A ...
11/13/2018

Be sure to stop by the @mhcartmuseum this Thursday, November 15, at 4:30 PM for a Gallery Talk by artist Zig Jackson. A professor of photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design and a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation, Jackson challenges popular and deeply ingrained conceptions of Native Americans through his photographs. Jackson will speak about his work featured in the Museum’s Collection Spotlight “Photographing Native America,” curated by Mac Chambers ‘19 and on view until December 16, 2018. We hope you can attend!

Image: “Indian Photographing Tourist Photographing Indian, #1 of 4, Taos, New Mexico” (detail), 1992 negative/2018 print, Courtesy Andrew Smith Gallery.

Afternoon field trip to the @carlemuseum! @mhcartmuseum interns received a fantastic tour of their exhibit “Our Voice: C...
11/10/2018

Afternoon field trip to the @carlemuseum! @mhcartmuseum interns received a fantastic tour of their exhibit “Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards” and were even able to make their own prints. A great end to the week if you ask us! #ericcarle #museums10 #fridayfunday #fieldtrip

Our 'Hermes at Rest' sculpture is not at rest today! Kudos to @mhcartmuseum Senior Preparator Jackie Finnegan ‘08 for ge...
11/08/2018

Our 'Hermes at Rest' sculpture is not at rest today! Kudos to @mhcartmuseum Senior Preparator Jackie Finnegan ‘08 for getting Hermes safely inside for winter (and for rigging this impressive contraption!) @ Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Feeling unsure of what to do this weekend? Stop by the @mhcartmuseum on Saturday, November 10 at 1:30 PM for a Sightline...
11/06/2018

Feeling unsure of what to do this weekend? Stop by the @mhcartmuseum on Saturday, November 10 at 1:30 PM for a Sightlines Tour led by Student Guide Summayya Wagenseil ‘19. Titled “Through the Eyes of the Artist,” Summayya’s tour will focus on the significance of the artist’s identity, exploring such elements as the artist’s biography, race, gender, & conditions in which they lived and created their work. See you there!

Happy Halloween from the @mhcartmuseum! 🎃 If you want to add a little extra spookiness to your day or need something swe...
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween from the @mhcartmuseum! 🎃 If you want to add a little extra spookiness to your day or need something sweet to munch on, stop by the Skinner Museum today between 2 and 3! There will be candy, bubbles, & plenty of Skinner curiosities to learn about! @ Mount Holyoke College

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