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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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Frederic Leighton's study, Leighton House Museum, London
Friday
1
December
2017
Close Encounters with Frederic Leighton
Wendy Watson

For Curator Emerita Wendy Watson, a visit to the exhibition A Very Long Engagement: Nineteenth-Century Sculpture and Its Afterlives conjures memories of her many encounters with Frederic Leighton's 1890 sculpture The Sluggard. Watson, who facilitated the acquisition of a small bronze cast of The Sluggard for MHCAM in 1985, takes us from the Museum's galleries to an exhibition in Paris to Leighton's elaborate house and studio in London. 

Michelle Grabner and Tricia Y. Paik
Friday
22
September
2017
Artist Michelle Grabner in conversation with Museum Director Tricia Y. Paik

Video recording

Inkwell depicting Sir Robert Walpole, early 19th century
Wednesday
13
September
2017
Skinner Weird II
Aaron Miller

Associate Curator of Visual and Material Culture Aaron Miller is back with another list of ten delightfully strange objects from the collection of the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum. This time, see if you can match his amusing descriptions with the objects. And don't miss out on a visit to the Skinner Museum before it closes for the season!

 

 
Unknown Maker, Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Bandolier bag, ca. 1900
Thursday
17
August
2017
MHCAM, meet LYNK
Aaron Miller

This summer, the Museum was honored to host three Mount Holyoke undergraduate interns who chose to use their LYNK internship funding to gain museum experience. Associate Curator of Visual and Material Culture Aaron Miller highlights the summer work experiences of Jamie Collings ’18, Cassie Peltier ’18, and Emily Tarantini ’18.

William Kentridge (South African, b. 1955), Tango for Page Turning (still), 2012-2013
Tuesday
8
August
2017
Tango for Page Turning: Related Words

Self-guided tour, one of MHCAM Journeys, developed for visitors in Summer 2017