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Eye on Water

February 1–July 3, 2005
Rodney J. White Print Room, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Ocean Surface, Dryoint by Vija Celmins

Organized in conjunction with the series of programs developed at Mount Holyoke College around the theme “Water Matters,” this exhibition focuses on water as a subject for artists. Selections from the museum’s collection range from Ansel Adams’ magnificent photographs of waterfalls in American national parks to Vija Celmins’ stunning etching Drypoint—Ocean Surface.

Monadnock by Sally Gall

Berenice Abbott is best known for her documentary photographs of New York City, but she was also engaged with scientific interpretation. The Science Pictures: Water Pattern, which will be on view, reflects her appreciation for the capacity of rigorously conceived images to convey information in an aesthetically engaging way.

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Upper image:
Vija Celmins (American, b. Latvia 1939)

Ocean Surface, Drypoint

Drypoint on Arches Satine paper, 1983

Purchase in honor of Professor Jean C. Harris, former director

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

Lower image:
Sally Gall (American, b. 1956)
Gelatin silver print photograph, 1990
Gift of Deborah Bersch Gold (class of 1984) and Richard S. Gold
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA