Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Thu, May 7, 2015

"Nature, Pleasure, Myth" exhibition image of a variety of animals and Japanese warriors against a pink background

"Brand New Beasts": A Closer Look Gallery Talk

Join Bradley Bailey, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Postdoctoral Curatorial Teaching Fellow in Japanese Prints, for an insider’s view of "Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan."

Refreshments will be served.

Piece of film, showing a negative image of five people

FAMS Thesis Film Screening

Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)

Milagroso Azul (Miracle Blue), by Joyzel Acevedo
With the death of the matriarch that held them together, a small Cuban immigrant family finds themselves dealing with loss in more ways than one. Run time: 27 minutes.

In Future Dreams, by Ashley Blasczyk
A former military police officer reflects on his conversion to Islam and attempts to reconcile his love for music with the memory of hearing it used as a weapon while stationed at Guantánamo Bay. Run time: 30 minutes.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Fri, May 8, 2015

MUSIC 372 Performance

Professor Sawyer's MUSIC 372 students present their work in a year-end concert.

Route 9 Spring Show

Come out to hear the musical styling's of Route 9! One of Amherst's all-male A Capella groups, Route 9 will be performing songs and skits honoring their seniors! The show is in Merrill Lecture Hall 1, Friday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are being sold in Valentine Dining Hall for $3, and for $5 at the door!

Sat, May 9, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Sat, May 16, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Sat, May 23, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

"Concert Tonight" sign outside Arms Music Center

Choral Society Commencement Concert

The Amherst College Department of Music presents the Amherst College Choral Society’s annual Commencement Concert on Saturday, May 23, at 9:15 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center.Tickets are required, and seating is by general admission.

The four groups that make up the Choral Society present music from their spring concerts as well as traditional college songs. The Choral Society includes the Women’s Chorus, the Men’s Glee Club and the Concert Choir, directed by Mallorie Chernin and Jordan Hugh Sam ’14, assistant director, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Alexandra Burkot ’15 and Asa Goodwillie ’16.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Five College student tickets are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door, beginning at 8:15 p.m; during Commencement registration in the Alumni House; or in advance, by contacting Ms. Chernin at mchernin@amherst.edu or 413/542-2484.

Thu, May 28, 2015

Buckley Chamber Players' Alissa Leiser at the piano

Buckley Chamber Players present Spring: A Musical Tribute

The Buckley Chamber Players present a program of chamber works on Thursday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. at Buckley Recital in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Violinist Elizabeth Chang (UMass), cellist Volcy Pelletier (Smith), and pianist Alissa Leiser (Amherst) perform a violin sonata by Ravel, and Piano Trios by Haydn and Saint-Saëns.

Sat, May 30, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Sat, Jun 6, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Sun, Jun 7, 2015

The Hare with Amber Eyes

Mead Reads

Come ready to discuss "The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance," by Edmund de Waal (2010) with Bradley Bailey, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter postdoctoral curatorial fellow in Japanese prints. Refreshments served.

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

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It's Cool at the Mead gallery talk

The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism, with Bettina Jungen, Thomas P. Whitney, Class of 1937, curator of Russian art.

Please Note: This event takes place in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of Webster Hall, across the quad from the Mead.

Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Sun, Jun 14, 2015

FeeJee mermaid

It's Cool at the Mead gallery talk

The Feejee Mermaid, with Keely Sarr, assistant museum educator.

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Wed, Jun 24, 2015

James Peale, Summer

Mead Summer Night: A Spirited Evening of Art and Wine

Enjoy imaginative combinations of food, wine and works of art from around the world. Event held in the sculpture court adjacent to the Mead as well as in the museum galleries. Rain date is Thursday, June 25. Purchase tickets by June 20. $15

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Late 18th or Early 19th Egyptian painting of The Goddess Hathor Given Offerings by Attendants

It's Cool at the Mead gallery talk

Ancient Egyptian Art, with Pamela Russell, head of education and Andrew W. Mellon curator of academic programs.

Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Wilder Observatory

Observatory Public Viewing

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every Saturday from April through October with the telescope being used on clear evenings. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the (Astronomy Association - Tom Whitney)tom@astronomyassociation.org

Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Russian porcelain

It's Cool at the Mead gallery talk

Russian Porcelain, with Bettina Jungen, Thomas P. Whitney, Class of 1937, curator of Russian art.

Ongoing Events

Russian painting by Esker

КИНЕТИЧЕСКИЕ РИТМЫ: The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism

Webster Hall, Amherst Center for Russian Culture

In 2014, the Mead Art Museum oversaw the installation of art in the Russian Center Art Gallery, a newly refurbished space in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, located in Webster Hall. The exhibition on view, КИНЕТИЧЕСКИЕ РИТМЫ: The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism, brings together works from the Thomas P. Whitney ’37 collection that reflect the dynamic spirit of the artistic milieu of the first three decades of the twentieth century. Visit the link below for additional information about the works on view.

The Russian Center Art Gallery is located in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, on the second floor of Webster Hall. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nature, Pleasure, Myth exhibition image

Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan

This special exhibition explores the appearance of animals throughout different genres of Japanese woodblock prints, textiles and fashionable objects. From Japanese folklore to kabuki performances, from the embroidered robes of courtesans to fascinating “secret calendars,” animals—domestic, wild and fantastical—offer a view into the “floating world” of Japan. On view at the Mead Art Museum February 7–June 28.

Open
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 9 a.m.–midnight
Fri: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fifty Years of Showa Japan image

Fifty Years of Shōwa Japan: The Photography of Kageyama Kōyō

The photographs of Kageyama Kōyō (1907–1981) document the changing urban landscape of Tokyo during the Shōwa imperial period (1926–1989). Kageyama captured scenes of the city as it rebuilt after the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, underwent militarization in the 1930s, endured the years of World War II and its aftermath, and as it developed into a global metropolis. On view at the Mead Art Museum February 7–June 28.

Open
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 9 a.m.–midnight
Fri: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Gods, Kings, and Lovers

Gods, Kings, and Lovers: Paintings from Courtly India

Drawn entirely from the Mead’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the essential role of painting in the lives of India’s elites, looking especially at the convergence of human and divine in nine exquisite works created for Muslim and Hindu patrons between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. On view at the Mead Art Museum February 14–July 5.

Open
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 9 a.m.–midnight
Fri: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Studio Honors Exhibition

This annual exhibition in the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, is the culmination of a year-long project by the senior studio honors majors in the Department of Art and the History of Art. In addition to regular gallery hours Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the gallery will be open commencement weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the Public.

Reception on Thursday, 04/23 at 4:30 p.m. at the Gallery

https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/art/acalendar/honors-15s