Art Department Events

Check this calendar often for updates—events are added and edited frequently.

Most events take place in Eli Marsh Gallery (105 Fayerweather) or Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather).

For additional arts events on campus, see what's happening at the Mead.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Chloe Bass

Chloë Bass - Visiting Artist Lecture

Chloë Bass is visiting campus as part of Artist-in-Residence Macon Reed's course, Installation, Site, and The Embodied Spectator. Bass will lead students in activities around themes of collaboration and participatory strategies in installation art.
Additionally, Bass will speak about her work in a unique, salon-style event in Reed's studio (Fayerweather Rm. 303) at 7pm on September 24.

All are welcome to attend this special conversation. Tea and snacks will be provided.

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Family Weekend - Art & the History of Art Reception

3:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, First floor looby

Stop by to meet our faculty and learn more about the department. Refreshments will be provided.

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Exhibition by Yoko Akasai

until Nov 30 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Details TBA - Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon - 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, November 30th.

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

until Mar 1 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Details TBA. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon - 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, March 1.

Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Exhibition by Artist-In-Residence Macon Reed

until Apr 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Details TBA. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon - 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, April 12.

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Ongoing Events

Dave Gloman painting

Re-Presenting Nonotuck: Paintings by Orra Hitchcock and Dave Gloman, on view in Frost Library Sept. 4–Oct. 29

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

See paintings by Senior Resident Artist Dave Gloman, on view in the exhibition "Re-Presenting Nonotuck: Paintings by Orra Hitchcock and Dave Gloman," in Frost Library through Oct. 29.

Join exhibition collaborator Kurt Heidinger, Biocitizen School of Field Environmental Philosophy Director Kurt Heidinger, for a talk and reception on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the library.

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.


Art Department News 

A Life and Career Celebrating Artists of Color

Kellie Jones '81 and a group of students

With Kellie Jones ’81

In a recent talk on campus, MacArthur Fellow Kellie Jones ’81 connected her Amherst experience to her career as an art historian and curator, offering some advice to current students along the way.

Read More

Curated By Thieves

In an interview with Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art Niko Vicario, artist Kota Ezawa talks about how an FBI database sparked his interest in the still unsolved Gardner Museum art heist of 1990 and led him to recreate 13 lost artworks. (Read more)

Women, Art and Wikipedia

Students in Professor Nicola Courtright’s course “Women and Art in Early Modern Europe” joined an international initiative to bridge the gap between academia and Wikipedia, highlighting women in the arts along the way. (Read more)