Anne Mochon
Douglass Funeral Home
87 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
AMHERST –  Anne Mochon died at home on April 28, 2018 of multiple myeloma. She was 74 years old.

Anne was a long-time resident of Amherst and a member of diverse communities in the area.

After spending time in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar and receiving a Ph.D from Yale University, she came to Amherst to teach Art History at UMass. She served for many years as a Professor of Art History and was an integral part of the Department.

In 1980 she organized an exhibition of the work of Gabriele Munter- "Between Munich and Murnau" at the Busch-Reisinger Museaum at Harvard University. It was the first retrospective of Munter's work mounted by an American institution.

In mid-life Anne pursued a childhood wish to become a horsewoman. She learned to ride and became a valued member of the barn community at Xenophon Farm.

She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at the age of 57. In character, she sought treatment which, along with her fortitude, allowed her to exceed by three-fold the life expectancy of the disease.

In recent years Anne was part of a group devoted to attending "The Met: Live in HD"- transmissions from the Metropolitan Opera to cinema.

Anne is survived by her partner and husband of 40 years, Lawrence Smith with whom she shared an interest in art, a love of nature and music, sisters Katherine and Christina, and her horse, Scamp.

Donations in Anne's name may be made to the Dakin Animal Shelter in Leverett, MA.

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Very sorry to hear of Anne's recent passing. She was one of the youngest & best undergraduate Art History professors I had at UMass in the mid-1970s & taught a course in German Expressionist Art. This enabled me to develop a strong appreciation for that particular movement, which has never left me. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (where I work) has a small but significant collection of works by German Expressionist artists & has also mounted exhibitions on that subject over the years, so I have been fortunate, indeed. Best wishes to her surviving family. Sincerely, Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
May 30, 2018
I am very sorry to hear of Anne's passing and send my condolences to Larry and her family. She was a talented professor and I always appreciated her support of the University Gallery (now the UMCA). She was always very kind to me and I will miss her.
Jenny Lind
May 7, 2018
May 5 On the 144th Kentucky Derby "Run for the Roses" I send remembrances of Anne as formerly my art history and independent study teacher and our shared love for riding ans keeping horses. RIP
Anne Adriance
May 5, 2018
Anne was a wonderful colleague; a truly thoughtful and kind person. My thoughts are with her, her family and her friends.
Ron Michaud
May 2, 2018
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