Our dynamic arts programs and world-renowned museums serve as teaching tools for students and scholars, and as sources of enrichment for visitors of all ages.
This month, enjoy concerts by thesis students and visiting musicians, an “electric” theater performance, a chance to choose an orginal artwork for the Mead’s collection, and multiple exhibition openings celebrating student, alumni and visiting artists.
An award-winning literary magazine based at the College, The Common recently announced its nominations for the 2018 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, an accolade bestowed upon small-press writers for works of outstanding writing and literary talent.
The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has received a $3 million gift from John Wieland ’58 and his wife Sue to endow the Director and Chief Curator position and to support contemporary art acquisitions. The Mead will also present a special exhibition of works from the Wielands’ collection.
Amherst’s third annual literary festival will take place March 1–3. The festival schedule features Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz, 2017 National Book Award winner and Amherst professor Masha Gessen, and 2017 National Book Award finalists Carmen Maria Machado and Min Jin Lee, among others.
Check out the ARTS AT AMHERST spring 2018 brochure to learn about upcoming arts events and exhibitions.
Amherst is home three world-renowned museums that annually welcome more than 70,000 visitors. Our campus galleries display unique materials from the college archives, works by influential Russian artists and contemporary art by student, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.
Our academic departments and programs provide educational and performance opportunities for students at all levels of experience and engage audiences of all ages through live concerts, lectures, theater & dance performances, film screenings and community art classes.