Teach & Learn
Art has the power to transform the way we experience and understand the world around us. As an institution dedicated to our teaching mission, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum sparks learning and creativity through direct engagement with its rich collections of art and material culture. Providing intimate encounters with original objects is the centerpiece of the work we do with both our academic and community visitors. We invite you to explore the following pages to learn more about how to get involved or schedule a visit to the Museum. In addition, all of our public events, including gallery talks and lectures, are free and open to the public.
We look forward to talking to you about how the Museum can support your curricular and learning goals. Please contact Ellen Alvord, Associate Director for Engagement and Weatherbie Curator of Academic Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a planning session.
Events And Links
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.
The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum’s Teaching with Art program...
Joan Jonas and the Mirror
Once called the “Mother of all Performance Art,” Joan Jonas ’58 has used mirrors in her groundbreaking multimedia works since the late 1960s. From early performances captured on 16mm film, to recent installation pieces, Jonas uses the concept of the mirror to show us that images are not facts,...
African American painter and printmaker Curlee Raven Holton reinvents Shakespeare’s Othello in this series of ten etchings, created during an artist residency at the Venice Printmaking Studio in 2012. At once aesthetically decadent and psychologically raw, Holton’s sepia-toned prints explore the...