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The Pioneer Valley, home to the Five Colleges, is one of the most culturally vibrant regions of the country. In any given week, you can attend a wide array of concerts, movies, theatre and dance performances, and art exhibitions. Check the MHC events calendar and the Five College calendar to find out what’s happening.
This Art Museum exhibition featured shimmering curtains of color—sculptures made by acclaimed artist El Anatsui from recycled liquor bottle tops.
2013: Tian Hui Ng signed on to compose and record a film score because he wanted to give the MHC Symphony Orchestra a rare chance to do professional work.
Lindsay Pope 07: conducts the University of North Texas Concert Choir and is Conducting Associate to the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
Luvvie Ajayi and Kimberly Juanita Brown will each speak on Feb. 22, as the celebration of Black History Month continues at Mount Holyoke College.
"Written on the Body" choreographed by Jim Coleman and Terese Freedman
The African cinema festival, a first in Western Massachusetts, will showcase films from the continent that span countries, decades and genres.
Interdisciplinary learning in the arts? Two 15th-century prints, two laser-cut woodblocks, a print press, two hands. Read a blog by Yiqi Chen ’21.
Adrianne Greenbaum’s efforts to rediscover and perform generations of lost Jewish family music were hailed in a recent article.
A multimedia extravaganza that included live electronic sound, film, dance and interactive video
Molly Paige FP’18 rekindled a love of theater when she came to Mount Holyoke. Now she’s directing “Bull in a China Shop,” the new play by Bryna Turner ’12.
Art historian and portrait expert Paul Staiti says the Obamas’ selection of African-American artists for their official portraits is a political choice.
Thomas Ciufo built a music technology lab to teach students of all musical backgrounds new ways of exploring and creating sound.
“I’ve always been drawn to music and sound. My fundamental engagement with listening to and creating sound informs my work, research and teaching.”
Ethnomusicology professor Bode Omojola, celebrates King Sunny Ade's 70th birthday with an homage to his music and legacy.
Tayllor Johnson ’15 says poetry has led her to amazing places, helped her inspire others to create social change, and—most recently—landed her a job offer.
Olabode Omojola, professor of African music at MHC, is the lead organizer for the African Cinema Symposium and Festival.
“Mount Holyoke allowed me to team up with experienced professors who helped me build a brand for myself as a musician and writer.”
The music of nationally acclaimed klezmer and classical flutist, Professor Adrianne Greenbaum of MHC is featured on the Florida Atlantic University website
From solar cells and architecture to an athletic app and teaching, students spoke about their internships and research at the 2016 LEAP presentations.
Art and architecture students collaborate with the Botanic Garden to design and build a sculptural fountain for this year’s spring Flower Show.
Mount Holyoke College’s Robin Blaetz discusses Joan of Arc through the ages on a BBC podcast
A Moving Musical Memorial to Unarmed Black Men Killed by Police commissioned by Music director Ng Tian Hui.
Two distinct curricular worlds— art and robotics—collide in a cross-disciplinary project between studio art and computer science.
Gionfriddos reads from his new book, Good Night, Dear Hart, Good Night, which he coauthored with Jeannie Gionfriddo, columnist for the Holyoke Sun.
A date change won’t dampen the much-anticipated show’s 2017 performance, to be held March 5.
Mount Holyoke College marks 50 years of the Association for Pan-African Unity and Black History Month with a month-long celebration.
Dean Jon Western and photographer Pete Muller, Cyrus Vance Visiting Professor of International Relations, will discuss conflict, culture and masculinity.
A speaker series from the new Digital Arts Initiative brings world-class scholars and artists to campus to discuss how arts and technology interact.
Article featuring Mount Holyoke graduate Mariam Dingilian's solo piece "Static: Rewind"
Mount Holyoke College’s Rie Hachiyanagi is featured on the cover of World Sculpture News for her transcendent paper art.
Ng Tian Hui and MHC’s Symphony Orchestra’s world premiere of “Invitation to Die-In” is featured on public radio.
Henry Segerman will speak about his book “Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing” and demonstrate how technology can make abstract ideas tangible.
Mount Holyoke’s new minor in entrepreneurship, organizations, and society is attracting students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
Sarah Mullervy ’03: helped lead the team that won a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for the animated Peter Rabbit series on Nickelodeon.
Senior Symposium was both serious and joyful as the class of 2017 presented their research to appreciative audiences from the College and beyond.
The Makerspace prepares future leaders by combining technology and the liberal arts to teach and engage students studying every academic discipline.
Mount Holyoke professor David Sanford’s latest work, “Black Noise,” will be premiered by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in Boston and Amherst.
Anisha Pai '19 is the first Mount Holyoke winner of the annual Glascock poetry contest since 2009 and one of only 20 since the contest began in 1923.
A newly uncovered collection of athletic apparel provides a rare glimpse into some of the earliest athletic wear for women — and the students who wore it.
Music was just a hobby for Bingyao Liu ’19. Then she came to Mount Holyoke, founded the area’s first Chinese music ensemble and discovered klezmer music.
The Music Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Ciufo as the Innovation Hire in Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship.
Shelby Baier White ’59 has been awarded the 2018 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for her lifelong commitment to charitable work.
“The Rider,” a film by Chloé Zhao ’05, won the Art Cinema Award, the top prize at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight.
A multidisciplinary performance piece will use music, dance, film, and video design to explore the role of technology in our lives.
Spencer Smith, physics, curates a new show of Berenice Abbott photos that integrates physics with art and brings both subjects to new audiences.
“Bull in a China Shop,” the off-Broadway play by Bryna Turner ‘12 about Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks will be produced at MHC in December.
Midwinter Dreams, a performance of music, art, and dance, explores the stuff dreams are made of.
Wonder Woman smashes the superhero glass ceiling in more ways than one, says film studies professor Robin Blaetz.
Cellist Astrid Schween describes the process of auditioning for the J.S.Q. and "the moment they popped the question".
Mount Holyoke College senior Jenny Daniels will direct an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth April 14 to 17.
Mount Holyoke professors of art history, politics, international relations and Russian were honored for their outstanding teaching and scholarship.
Karen Jordan: assigned to the Music School of Delaware's satellite location in Hockessin.
With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.
A collaboration between two classes: Peter Klemperer’s iDesign Studio (Computer Science) and and Elizabeth Pangburn’s Costuming II (Theatre).
Former Cello Lecturer Astrid Schween takes up her new position on the Cello faculty at Juilliard.
The Chorale will perform at Syracuse University’s 13th Annual Invitational Choral Festival under distinguished conductor George Vance.
Films, one of India’s many rich artistic traditions, are far more sophisticated, creative, and self-aware than the “Bollywood” moniker implies.
New York Times article details Kirsten Moffett Reoch ’90's participation in the restoration project at the Park Avenue Armory’s Veterans Room.
Thanks a generous grant, MHC’s new MEDIAL Project is integrating arts and technology and giving students resources to create, exhibit and perform.
From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate.
Holly Mitchell ’13 has won the 2017 Amy Award for her accomplishments as a poet and her potential for future success.
Film studies students explore motion-controlled videography in the MHC Makerspace.
The Botanic Garden is a living, curated collection of plants that can be used, much like the Art Museum or library, for classes of all disciplines.
Glamour Magazine selected Ellen Chilemba ’17 as its College Woman of the Year grand-prize winner.
DJs at Mount Holyoke’s WMHC discuss the benefits of a historically female-run college radio station and the consequences of on air diversity.
A day of Tudor Tailor workshops hosted by the theatre arts department drew a crowd eager to study 16th-century clothing with a 21st-century eye.
Many Mount Holyoke College students pursue internships in the Pioneer Valley, which offers exciting opportunities.
The first solo exhibition of Gee’s Bend quilter Mary Lee Bendolph’s bold designs and remarkable expression of African-American quilting opens Jan. 23.
“I like that Mount Holyoke students are integrating their liberal arts curiosities and criticality with their artistic work.”
Vanessa James’ design for the off-Broadway production of a new play, “Van Gogh’s Ear,” about the artist, incorporates extravagant detail and materials.
This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka.
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