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Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Sightlines Tours

February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until March 2, 2019

Living Objects: The Changing Faces and Functions of Art

Joliet Morrill ’21, Student Guide

Saturday, February 16, 1:30 p.m.
Art Museum Galleries

This tour will ask visitors to question an artist’s original intent in creating a piece and how their work functions differently in a museum environment. Visitors will see ordinary objects like jugs and shoes being repurposed and made into art. Transcending aesthetics and delving into the history behind objects, we will explore a wide array cultures and time periods from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary America.

Discovering Hidden Conflicts in Art

Jessica Lazzar ’21, Student Guide

Saturday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.
Art Museum Galleries

On this tour visitors will explore artwork influenced by cultural conflicts and power imbalances that may not be immediately apparent to the naked eye. We will look closely at objects from many different time periods and regions, considering what stories may be hidden within each.

Unknown (Moche), Portrait head vessel, 200-500 CE

The Disruption of Meaning: How the Travel of Art Informs Modern Viewing

Jocelyn Furniss ’21, Student Guide

Saturday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.
Art Museum Galleries

Most of us do not question the journey an artwork takes before it arrives at a museum. Yet many objects we encounter have a history of transcending borders, whether they are displayed far from their place of origin or influenced by foreign traditions. This tour will examine and analyze a wide range of works of art with a focus on how the travel of art informs our viewing.

Student guide in the galleries


February 16
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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(413) 538-2000