2010 in Review

December 30, 2010

With the new year upon us, the Office of Public Affairs staff has compiled a list of our favorite Amherst College stories from the past 12 months.

Amherst College Museum of Natural History’s New Exhibition Tell Me What You Eat… Sheds Light on What Dinosaurs Had For Dinner

December 2, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. – When paleontologists tell you that Tyrannosaurus rex ate meat and Triceratops ate plants, did you ever wonder how they know?

Parker Quartet to Reunite with Mentor and Violist Kim Kashkashian in Dec. 3 Concert At Amherst College

November 3, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2010-2011 Music at Amherst Chamber Series continues with a concert by the Parker Quartet and Kim Kashkashian, viola, on Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Moments of Grace: Ballet Meets Art at the Mead Art Museum Dec. 2 and 4

October 18, 2010
Contact: Bettina Jungen
bjungen@amherst.edu

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., the Mead Art Museum will again serve as the venue for an experience synthesizing the arts.

Amherst Map Publisher to Discuss Mead Art Museum’s New “Turned Upside Down” World Map on Dec. 5

October 14, 2010
Contact: Katrina Greene
Andrew W. Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow
413/542-5420


AMHERST, Mass.—On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m., Bob Abramms, founder of Amherst-based map publishing company ODT, Inc., will give a presentation about the history and politics of maps in the Mead Art Museum’s William Green Study Room.

Amherst College to Mark the Holiday Season with Annual Vespers Services Dec. 5

November 17, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College will celebrate the 2010 holiday season in its annual Christmas Vespers services on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Art History Professor Natasha Staller to Discuss Goya and The Spanish Monster at the Mead Art Museum Dec. 9

November 4, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m., Natasha Staller, professor of the history of art, will give a gallery talk at the Mead Art Museum related to the exhibition Goya: Prints of Darkness.

NPR’s Garrison Keillor to Host Performance Benefitting the Emily Dickinson Museum Dec. 9

September 30, 2010
For immediate release
Contact: Jane Wald
413/542-2154

AMHERST, Mass.— On Thursday, Dec. 9—one day before the 180th anniversary of the poet Emily Dickinson’s birth—Garrison Keillor, host of the acclaimed National Public Radio program A Prairie Home Companion, will perform a special one-man benefit for the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Johnson Chapel on the Amherst College campus and will feature Keillor’s legendary humor, commentary and song.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble to Perform Ellington, Basie and More on Dec. 10

November 12, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will present a concert by the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Friday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off Holiday Season with Puccini’s La Boheme in Concert Dec. 11

November 22, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holidays with Puccini's La Boheme in concert on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Tickets are required and seating is reserved.

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