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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.
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.
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.