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Engagement Intern Darwin Michener-Rutledge ’24 looks at the painting “Landscape with Mercury and Argus” through the eyes of a writer and poet. She discovers a moment that connects with her own life and turns the experience of observing art into another form of art.
Engagement Intern Charlotte Smith ’24 reflects on her class visit to the Art Museum as part of Professor Serin Houston’s Fall 2022 geography course “Global Movements.” She describes close-looking activities in the Museum galleries and shares her newfound connections within the disciplines of art history and geography.
Jennifer Villa '21 describes the artistic influences that shaped her senior project, Upon my Back, and the process of its creation.
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.
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.