The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (MHCAM) is located on the college campus in scenic western Massachusetts. The encyclopedic permanent collection contains 24,000 objects that are used extensively by faculty and integrated into the college’s liberal arts curriculum. The collection is particularly strong in ancient Mediterranean art, European and American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts, and modern and global contemporary art. Highlights of the collection of approximately 20 Dutch and Flemish paintings include a riveting vanitas still life by Hendrick Andriessen, landscapes by Jan van Goyen and Jan Both, a portrait of a man by Johannes Verspronck, Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife by Joachim Wtewael, and The Penitent Magdalene by Abraham Janssens. The Old Master print collection features important works by Lucas van Leyden, Hendrick Goltzius, and Rembrandt. Notable drawings by Jacob Jordaens are also represented.
Nadia Groeneveld-Baadj (November 2019)