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Yiqi Chen ’21

Yiqi Chen ’21 is an intended art history major from Beijing, China. Growing up with a passion for many aspects of culture and arts, she was involved in sound design and mixing in high school and volunteered as a museum guide. Having just come to Mount Holyoke in fall 2017, she has not yet developed a vision of her future but is totally ready to explore. One of her many obsessions is the subway system in Beijing: She loves to observe the subtle peculiarities of each line. Views of major stations, where all kinds of people merge and disperse, are extraordinarily poetic to her. But nothing is more poetic than nature. At Mount Holyoke, she enjoys sitting on the grass and walking around Upper Lake, watching squirrels come and go.

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February 1, 2018

Art history gets lasered, inked

What does it feel like to study art history? Staring at reproductions of works of art on your computer screen, and writing papers? It was during my first semester at Mount Holyoke that my impression of this discipline has been reshaped. A ready stream of interdisciplinary projects prompted me to step out of the classroom and into the museums and studios on campus: to interpret artworks and art in general through different lenses.