Event Calendar

Today - Fri, Jul 11, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead gallery talk

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Mead Summer Film Series

On three Fridays in July, the Mead will present classic American films in conjunction with the exhibition An Unblemished Mirror of Truth: Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy. The screenings will take place on July 11, July 18 and July 25 at 4:30 p.m. Before each screening, Bradley Bailey, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Postdoctoral Curatorial Teaching Fellow in Japanese Prints, will give brief remarks about the film's history and its relationship to the works featured in the exhibition.

Friday, July 11, 4:30 p.m.: Portrait of Jennie (1948) tells the tale of struggling New York City portraitist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) and Jennie (Jennifer Jones), the mysterious beauty who becomes his muse. This film is notable for its innovative use of Technicolor, employed only in the final shot of Eben’s oil painting of Jennie, which was painted for the film by Robert Brackman, the artist who painted the Mead’s portraits of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.

Friday, July 18, 4:30 p.m.: The Heiress (1949) is the story of Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland) and her tragic love affair with the dashing but penniless Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), a suitor her father vehemently disapproves of. The film is based on Henry James’s Washington Square (1880), a fictionalized version of the tragic story of Gertrude Tredwell, the heiress and spinster whose mansion is now the Merchant's House Museum in New York. It also has eerie parallels to the life of Lorna Mallinson Bowen, who was Kyohei Inukai’s friend and neighbor, as well as the sitter for one of his most cherished paintings, featured in the Mead’s exhibition.

Friday, July 25, 4:30 p.m.: Murder on the Orient Express (1974) is director Sidney Lumet’s mystery masterpiece, which features a star-studded cast including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Jacqueline Bisset and Albert Finney as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. A significant element of the plot is the kidnapping, ransom and murder of Daisy Armstrong, whose disappearance is based on the famed Lindbergh baby, who vanished only a few years before the publication of Agatha Christie’s book (1934) on which the film is based.

Tomorrow - Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Dickinsons in Love

Dickinson Homestead

What did “love” mean to nineteenth-century New Englanders? During this program, visitors will explore the multiple romantic relationships of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens.

Museum guides reveal the nature of courtship, marriage, unrequited passions, and extramarital romance in the Dickinsons’ world. The stories unfold through the words of the family members themselves. Guests are invited to read from family letters as part of the experience. At the program’s conclusion, guests will join their guides over wine and cheese to continue discussion of nineteenth-century romance.
Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum. Program takes place in both the Homestead and The Evergreens. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear for walking between the houses.

Fee: $25/museum member; $30/non-member. Reservations required.
Call 413-542-2034 or e-mail edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Mead Reads

On Sunday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m., come ready to discuss Donna Tartt’s best seller The Goldfinch, with Amherst College professor Nicola Courtright.

Mead Reads events are FREE and open to the public; no registration required. Light refreshments will be served.

Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Manipulating Images with GIMP

GIMP is a freely distributable application for manipulating images that provides many of the same features and tools as Photoshop. It can be used to paint simple images, resize and retouch photos, convert between different image formats, etc.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Finishing Touches: Formatting Your Papers and Theses

Frost Library, Barker Room

There is more to using Microsoft Word than you think! Attend this workshop to learn how to format your papers like magic, using styles, creating tables, arranging images, writing equations, et al.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Mini Mead Reads

Mini Mead Reads

Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7.

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Dickinson Homestead

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead gallery tour

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead gallery talk

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Mead Summer Film Series

On three Fridays in July, the Mead will present classic American films in conjunction with the exhibition An Unblemished Mirror of Truth: Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy. The screenings will take place on July 11, July 18 and July 25 at 4:30 p.m. Before each screening, Bradley Bailey, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Postdoctoral Curatorial Teaching Fellow in Japanese Prints, will give brief remarks about the film's history and its relationship to the works featured in the exhibition.

Friday, July 11, 4:30 p.m.: Portrait of Jennie (1948) tells the tale of struggling New York City portraitist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) and Jennie (Jennifer Jones), the mysterious beauty who becomes his muse. This film is notable for its innovative use of Technicolor, employed only in the final shot of Eben’s oil painting of Jennie, which was painted for the film by Robert Brackman, the artist who painted the Mead’s portraits of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.

Friday, July 18, 4:30 p.m.: The Heiress (1949) is the story of Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland) and her tragic love affair with the dashing but penniless Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), a suitor her father vehemently disapproves of. The film is based on Henry James’s Washington Square (1880), a fictionalized version of the tragic story of Gertrude Tredwell, the heiress and spinster whose mansion is now the Merchant's House Museum in New York. It also has eerie parallels to the life of Lorna Mallinson Bowen, who was Kyohei Inukai’s friend and neighbor, as well as the sitter for one of his most cherished paintings, featured in the Mead’s exhibition.

Friday, July 25, 4:30 p.m.: Murder on the Orient Express (1974) is director Sidney Lumet’s mystery masterpiece, which features a star-studded cast including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Jacqueline Bisset and Albert Finney as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. A significant element of the plot is the kidnapping, ransom and murder of Daisy Armstrong, whose disappearance is based on the famed Lindbergh baby, who vanished only a few years before the publication of Agatha Christie’s book (1934) on which the film is based.

Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day at the Mead Art Museum

The third Saturday of every month is Family Fun Day at the Mead! Join the Mead’s educators for drop-in craft activities between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and a gallery talk at 1:00 p.m. intended for ages 5+ that includes a picture-book reading related to artworks on view.

Family Fun Days are FREE and open to the public.

19th Century Children's Circus

Dickinson Homestead

Families are invited to the Emily Dickinson Museum's annual "Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A Nineteenth Century Children's Circus" on Saturday, July 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. For more, visit www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/events.

Dickinsons in Love

Dickinson Homestead

What did “love” mean to nineteenth-century New Englanders? During this program, visitors will explore the multiple romantic relationships of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens.

Museum guides reveal the nature of courtship, marriage, unrequited passions, and extramarital romance in the Dickinsons’ world. The stories unfold through the words of the family members themselves. Guests are invited to read from family letters as part of the experience. At the program’s conclusion, guests will join their guides over wine and cheese to continue discussion of nineteenth-century romance.
Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum. Program takes place in both the Homestead and The Evergreens. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear for walking between the houses.

Fee: $25/museum member; $30/non-member. Reservations required.
Call 413-542-2034 or e-mail edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Designing Posters with Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is a popular tool to lay out print posters and build computer presentations. You can easily include text, photos, and illustrations from other programs and add special effects such as shadows and feathering. The class will focus on producing a poster on IT's large-format printer, a common presentation format at conferences, including the Summer Research Poster Presentations in September. The class will also discuss best practices for making posters with tips from the Writing Center.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Mini Mead Reads

Mini Mead Reads

Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7.

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Dickinson Homestead

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead gallery tour

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead gallery talk

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Mead Summer Film Series

On three Fridays in July, the Mead will present classic American films in conjunction with the exhibition An Unblemished Mirror of Truth: Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy. The screenings will take place on July 11, July 18 and July 25 at 4:30 p.m. Before each screening, Bradley Bailey, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Postdoctoral Curatorial Teaching Fellow in Japanese Prints, will give brief remarks about the film's history and its relationship to the works featured in the exhibition.

Friday, July 11, 4:30 p.m.: Portrait of Jennie (1948) tells the tale of struggling New York City portraitist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) and Jennie (Jennifer Jones), the mysterious beauty who becomes his muse. This film is notable for its innovative use of Technicolor, employed only in the final shot of Eben’s oil painting of Jennie, which was painted for the film by Robert Brackman, the artist who painted the Mead’s portraits of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.

Friday, July 18, 4:30 p.m.: The Heiress (1949) is the story of Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland) and her tragic love affair with the dashing but penniless Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), a suitor her father vehemently disapproves of. The film is based on Henry James’s Washington Square (1880), a fictionalized version of the tragic story of Gertrude Tredwell, the heiress and spinster whose mansion is now the Merchant's House Museum in New York. It also has eerie parallels to the life of Lorna Mallinson Bowen, who was Kyohei Inukai’s friend and neighbor, as well as the sitter for one of his most cherished paintings, featured in the Mead’s exhibition.

Friday, July 25, 4:30 p.m.: Murder on the Orient Express (1974) is director Sidney Lumet’s mystery masterpiece, which features a star-studded cast including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Jacqueline Bisset and Albert Finney as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. A significant element of the plot is the kidnapping, ransom and murder of Daisy Armstrong, whose disappearance is based on the famed Lindbergh baby, who vanished only a few years before the publication of Agatha Christie’s book (1934) on which the film is based.

Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Dickinsons in Love

Dickinson Homestead

What did “love” mean to nineteenth-century New Englanders? During this program, visitors will explore the multiple romantic relationships of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens.

Museum guides reveal the nature of courtship, marriage, unrequited passions, and extramarital romance in the Dickinsons’ world. The stories unfold through the words of the family members themselves. Guests are invited to read from family letters as part of the experience. At the program’s conclusion, guests will join their guides over wine and cheese to continue discussion of nineteenth-century romance.
Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum. Program takes place in both the Homestead and The Evergreens. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear for walking between the houses.

Fee: $25/museum member; $30/non-member. Reservations required.
Call 413-542-2034 or e-mail edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Designing Posters with Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is a popular tool to lay out print posters and build computer presentations. You can easily include text, photos, and illustrations from other programs and add special effects such as shadows and feathering. The class will focus on producing a poster on IT's large-format printer, a common presentation format at conferences, including the Summer Research Poster Presentations in September. The class will also discuss best practices for making posters with tips from the Writing Center.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Mini Mead Reads

Mini Mead Reads

Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7.

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Dickinson Homestead

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

It's Cool at the Mead gallery tour

It's Cool at the Mead

Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.