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Mount Holyoke Afire

February 5, 2019 Through April 14, 2019
In the Hinchliff Reception Hall

Mount Holyoke Afire examines three devastating blazes that had a significant impact on the College in 1896, 1917, and 1922. This show looks at the photographic record of the original Seminary building, Williston Hall, and Rockefeller Hall before, during, and after the fires and uses objects to reconstruct what daily life was like in these buildings and contextualize what was lost.

Curated by Robert Herbert, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, James Gehrt, Digital Project Lead, Digital Assets and Preservation Services, and Aaron F. Miller, Associate Curator of Visual and Material Culture

This exhibition is sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Archives and Special Collections, and the Departments of History, Art History, English, Geology, and the Dean of Faculty’s Office.