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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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Friday
18
December
2015
Art on the Brain: A Conversation with Professor Sue Barry
Ellen Alvord

This fall, Mount Holyoke Professor of Biological Sciences Sue Barry taught her groundbreaking course “Art, Music, and the Brain” in the Museum for the last time before her retirement from teaching. Her students—along with the entire MHCAM staff—will miss having an art-savvy neurobiologist in our midst. 

Monday
14
December
2015
Oh Miami!
John Stomberg

Florence Finch Abbott Director John Stomberg describes his recent visit to Art Basel Miami Beach with members of MHCAM's Friends of Art. John traveled to balmy Miami and first explored the fair on his own, making note of interesting and eye-catching artworks. He then lead the group—made up of more than 30 Mount Holyoke alumnae and Museum donors—on a two-day expedition through the hundreds of gallery booths, collections, and exhibitions that comprise this annual, art-world extravaganza, stopping along the way for illuminating discussions about his favorite discoveries.

Monday
30
November
2015
Thinking Through Images

Video recording of artist Mel Bochner in conversation with Thomas E. Wartenberg, Professor of Philosophy

 

Monday
30
November
2015
From the Beginning

Video recording of a lecture by artist Judy Pfaff

 

Jerome Liebling (American, 1924-2011), Emily Dickinson's White Dress, The Homestead, 1989
Monday
9
November
2015
Emily Dickinson's White Dress, The Homestead, 1989
Lynn Pasquerella

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella has provided the first post for the mhcameo column Objects of Our Affection, a series of personal reflections about works of art in the MHCAM collection. Here, President Pasquerella meditates over a photograph by Jerome Liebling (American, 1924-2011) of poet and Mount Holyoke alumna Emily Dickinson's ethereal white dress.