October 18, 2002
The View from Chicago
Changing Prospects: The View from Mount Holyoke, the celebrated
exhibition currently on view at the Mount Holyoke College Art
Museum, continues to attract favorable attention in the media.
The October 15 edition of the Chicago Tribune carried a
report by Associated Press writer Trudy Tynan that describes some
of the one hundred objects that tell the story of Mount Holyoke
as a cultural icon, destination, and subject for writers and artists
over a period of two centuries. The October 14 edition of the
Daily Hampshire Gazette turned its attention to the exhibition
as well. Writer Phoebe Mitchell noted that Changing Prospects
marks the reopening of the expanded and renovated art museum.
Marianne Doezema, Florence Finch Abbott Director of the museum,
told Mitchell that the construction project had a major effect
on the look and proportions of the walls and spaces. A number
of people have said, Now it really looks like a museum.
Green Light The
Daily Hampshire Gazette made note of MHCs emphasis
on environmentally sustainable practices in its coverage of Greening
the Valleys Ivory Towers, an October 7 forum organized
by Sustainable Step New England and held at Hampshire College.
Thomas Millette, associate professor of geography and director
of MHCs Center for Environmental Literacy, outlined ways
in which the College has incorporated sustainable practices and
responsible stewardship of the environment. Our society
doesnt sense the urgency in addressing the issue,
Millette said, and I think we need to. Among the Mount
Holyoke efforts cited were the competition by residence halls
to use the least amount of energy, comprehensive recycling efforts,
and the yearlong restoration of Lower Lake. Also attending the
forum were representatives of Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges,
and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.