Current Exhibitions

Sondra Freckelton (American, 1936-2019), Openwork (detail), 1986
3
August
Through
21
June
2020

Front Gallery

In the Making: The Mount Holyoke College Printmaking Workshop celebrates the work of artists and printers who participated in the College’s Printmaking Workshop between 1984 and 2012. Through the display of preparatory drawings, proofs, and archival images, alongside the stunning prints themselves, the exhibition illuminates the creative modalities underlying each artist’s approach to the medium.

Brixton Pound (British), Brixton ten pound note (detail), 2017
31
August
Through
21
June
2020

Anne Greer and Fredric B. Garonzik Family Gallery

Money comes in a surprising multitude of forms and serves a variety of functions. We can trade it, we can hoard it, we can use it to measure our debts. However, Money Matters: Meaning, Power, and Change in the History of Currency demonstrates that money is much more.

Katrien Vermeire (Belgian, b. 1979), still image from Der Kreislauf (A Handful), 2014
31
August
Through
21
June
2020

Gump Family Gallery

A beach in De Haan, Belgium, might seem like an unusual place to think about money and exchange. Yet for nearly a century, French and Flemish speaking boys and girls have gathered here each summer, creating an economy of paper flowers, paid for with handfuls of shells gathered from the shore. The children use shells because, as one of them calmly observes, “children don’t give each other real money . . .

Installation view, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, August 2018
11
August
Through
21
June
2020

Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Gallery

Celebrating Ten Years of Teaching with Art

Inspired by the broad interpretative possibility of objects, Major Themes is an innovative, two-year exhibition that brings thought-provoking dialogues from the Museum’s teaching classroom into its public galleries.

Walter Williams (American, 1920–1998), Southern Landscape (detail), n.d., oil on board, 48 x 48 inches, Loan from the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, Gift from the Sandra and Lloyd Baccus Collection
15
January
Through
21
June
2020

Art Museum Galleries

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum is honored to host nine works by 19th and 20th-century African American artists for a special two-year loan from the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.