Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Lower Lake Road, South Hadley, MA 01075


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Founded in 1876, the permanent collections of the Art Museum include more than 18,000 works of art, decorative art, and visual culture from around the world and through time. Particular strengths  are ancient Mediterranean art and artifacts, paintings, sculpture, and decorative art from Europe and the United States, and modern and global contemporary art. Categories of significant depth include photography, glass, ceramics, prints and drawings, and numismatics. Notable are the 200 Japanese netsuke, and nearly 400 objects of European silver and Chinese snuff bottles.

The Art Museum's subsidiary, the Skinner Museum, is open May-October only. Housed in an historic building, the collection comprises nearly 7,000 objects, ranging across minerals and fossils, early lighting, rare books and documents, furniture, maritime items, artifacts from Oceanic cultures, firearms, glass and ceramics, Native American objects, and more.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Promise of the Infinite

    Jul 17 2018 - Jun 16 2019

    Four iconic mirror-themed works that span Jonas’s prolific career

  • Othello Re-Imagined in Sepia

    Jul 17 2018 - Dec 16 2018

    10 etchings explore ideas about race, identity, and love

  • Major Themes

    Aug 4 2018 - Jun 21 2020

    Explores five broad themes considered by classes at the Museum from a range of disciplines