Henry Oscar Bedford Left and Leaving Video Installation Showing in Amherst College’s Stearns Steeple

May 27, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—Henry Oscar Bedford ’11, in conjunction with the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, is showing the video installation Left and Leaving in the Stearns Steeple on the school’s campus. The video installation will be on view through August 2010, during the museum’s regular open hours.

A recipient of the Mead/Fine Arts Summer Fellowship in History of Art and the Practice of Art, Bedford produced three short films, Left and Leaving, Long May You Run and The Circle Game during the summer 2009. In his artist’s statement, Bedford explains, “I was born and raised in London by American parents, and made my long-anticipated move to the States three years ago. Concentrating on this monumental transition in my life, these videos address the inexactitude of memories and of anticipations, and my reckoning with these vague impressions in the fleeting present.”

The MeadArt Museum houses the art collection of AmherstCollege, totaling more than 16,000 works. An accredited member of the American Association of Museums, the Mead participates in Museums10, a regional cultural collaboration. During the academic term, the museum is open Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to midnight, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, please visit the museum’s website, www.amherst.edu/museums/mead, or call 413-542-2335.

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