Mead Art Museum

The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing the creative achievements of many world cultures.

COVID-19 Update on Admittance

This facility is temporarily closed to all visitors as Amherst College protects against the spread of COVID-19. We understand this news may be disappointing. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.

Take a Virtual Tour of Embodied Taste

Digital rendering of gallery that houses Embodied Taste exhibition from aerial perspective
Digital rendering of Embodied Taste from an aerial perspective

Embodied Taste offers visitors an immersive exploration of food and how it moves—through our bodies and our world.

Click the link below to explore this exhibition virtually! View art up close, read wall labels, listen to audio recordings, and watch video clips from Embodied Taste. The exhibition was organized collaboratively by student curators enrolled in “Eat! An Exhibition Seminar at the Mead,” led by Amy Cox Hall (visiting assistant professor of anthropology, Amherst College) and Emily Potter-Ndiaye (Dwight and Kirsten Poler and Andrew W. Mellon Head of Education and Curator of Academic Programs, Mead Art Museum).

Click here to take the virtual tour!
Portrait of Sacajawea by contemporary artist Matthew Day Jackson

Mead Art Museum receives gift of more than 170 contemporary artworks

Featuring works by David Hockney, Mona Hatoum, Cindy Sherman, Mark Bradford, and Christian Marclay. Read more about this exciting gift in The Boston Globe!

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Le travail interrompu (Work Interrupted), 1891.

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Mead Reimagined opening

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Your generosity directly supports arts education and student programming.

Black & white photograph of the artist Heather Agyepong in a seated kneeling position, she extends her arm as she holds a rose.

Spring Programs Brochure

Download a PDF of the Mead’s spring brochure, which includes information about upcoming exhibitions and events. Printed copies are available in the main lobby of the museum.