Museum Records & Research

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Museum Records & Research is home to Mills College Art Museum’s archive–a history of art in the Bay Area reaching back to 1925 (the year MCAM opened).

Within the cozy dimensions of our former cloakroom, MR&R staff maintains, updates and digitizes MCAM’s exhibition and accessions files, and makes them available to researchers for fresh consideration. As a site for inquiry, MR&R explores the connections between the historical record and contemporary art practice through exhibition programs and interpretive experiments. MR&R invites proposals based on materials found within the archive from interested collaborators.

Hours: Tues–Fri, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Contact: Subject: Records & Research.


JAN 17, 2017

A Window Into the Tower

A Window Into the Tower

A photographic print and slide projection installation of recent and historic images taken in and around the MCAM tower. Illuminating a hidden facet of the museum architecture, which has been covered over by the expansion of the art department, the tower window.

Slides pulled from the museum archive show the tower, as photographed by Imogen Cunningham in 1925 (shorty after the buildings completion). These are paired with contemporary photographs taken in the tower by Graduate Student Alex Hamilton in 2017.