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Art at the Heart of the College: Teaching and Learning at the Mead
Thursday-Friday, September 27-28, 2012

Enjoy this unique opportunity to see all that is new at Amherst’s active art museum. Hone your skills in art appreciation while experiencing the latest approaches to visual literacy. Learn how faculty, students, and museum staff are exploring the diverse collections of the Mead in innovative ways, while making fascinating discoveries on an almost daily basis. Join the excitement with professors, curators, and students through lively presentations, engaging conversations, and behind-the-scenes encounters with works of art.

READINGS


REQUIRED READING
Copies will be mailed to participants upon registration

  • Maxwell L. Anderson, The Quality Instinct: Seeing Art Through a Museum Director’s Eye, Press of the American Association of Museums, 2012.
  • Elizabeth E. Barker, Maggie Dethloff, Randall Griffey, Bettina Jungen, Rick López, Evan Maurer, Samuel Morse, Pamela Russell, et al., Mead Art Museum at Amherst College Collection Guide, Amherst College Press 2011
  • Carol Duncan, “Art Museums and Galleries,” in The Oxford History of Western Art, compiled by Martin Kemp, pp. 404-409, Oxford 2000

RECOMMENDED READING
Copies available for purchase in bookstores (click the underlined passages below to order on-line)