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Water Matters Exhibitions

Valenciennes, Daubigny, and the Origins of French Landscape Painting
September 7–December 12, 2004
Weissman Special Exhibition Gallery
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
In addition to demonstrating the differences between classicism and naturalism as stylistic developments in French art, this exhibition also illustrates the way water has served as a subject in a broad variety of manifestations.

Eye on Water
February 1–July 3, 2005
Rodney J. White Print Room
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Selections from the museum’s collection and a number of loans from artists, private collectors, and institutions focus on water as a subject for artists.

Water Ways
February 1–June 13, 2005
Fourth Floor Hallway, Williston Library
Features items from the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections that historically depict ways in which water has been used and viewed at the College. Featured in the exhibit are photographs, spanning the centuries, of students at work and play at Mount Holyoke’s Upper Lake and Lower Lake. Also featured are rarely shown books with an artistic and historic focus on water.