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Welcome to mhcameo, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum blog. Here we post about unique happenings, including behind-the-scenes looks at our exhibitions, close examinations of objects from the collection, and art-related chats with alumnae, faculty, and students. Sign-up below for blog alerts and take a regular peek at mhcameo!

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The backs of 3 decorated blazers hung side by side.
Wednesday
28
July
2021
My Senior Project in the Making
Jennifer Villa
Nicole Lara Granados and Jennifer Villa
Wednesday
2
June
2021
Inaugural Mariposa Prize Winners

Thanks to the generosity of artist Hector Dionico Mendoza, an exciting new student award was established in spring 2021. The Mariposa Prize represents a collaboration between the Department of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies and the Museum, and offers a new opportunity to celebrate the creative and inspiring work of Latinx students at the College.

Barton Lidice Benes, AIDS (Reliquarium), 1999
Monday
18
May
2020
Looking Closely, Thinking Textually: A Museum Session with "Poetry and Image"
Kendra Weisbin

In February 2020, students enrolled in Visiting Lecturer Sam Ace's "Poetry and Image” course had the opportunity to look closely and think analytically about Barton Lidice Benes's AIDS Museum (Reliquarium) at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

MHCAM interns Izzy Chen '21 and Erin Hancock '20
Saturday
23
November
2019
MHCAM Interns - Summer 2019

During the summer of 2019, the Museum was a hub of activity thanks to four Mount Holyoke undergraduate interns whose many contributions ranged from object research to exhibition preparation and installation. This post highlights the summer work experiences of Izzy Chen ’21, Verity O'Connell ’20, Bran Kroc ’20, and Erin Hancock ’20.

Unknown (Roman), Bowl, 1-50 CE
Monday
29
July
2019
A Baker's Dozen: A Journey Through Food History with Museum Objects
Clarissa Adan

In summer 2018, Clarissa Adan FP '19 conducted research on objects from the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum as part of her Lynk internship, which evolved into a culminating project focusing on the history of food. During her study of art and artifacts related to foodways, Clarissa discovered the fascinating history behind many under-researched objects in both the Skinner and Art Museum collections, revealing important insights into how different cultures interacted with this key aspect of human experience.