Photograph: Laura Shea
Photograph: Laura Shea



The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum aims to spark intellectual curiosity and ignite a lasting passion for learning and creativity through direct engagement with its rich collections of art and material culture.


In support of this vision, MHCAM:

  • serves as a nexus for experiential learning across academic disciplines and a resource for the broader community

  • stewards, displays, and interprets an expanding collection of global art and material culture

  • fosters innovative object-based teaching

  • provides an environment for academic experimentation, creativity, and collaboration

  • generates thought-provoking exhibitions, publications, and programs