Arts & Museums
The Mead Art Museum, nestled into the main quad, is open till midnight on school nights.
Amherst's dynamic arts programs & museums offer something for everyone:
- Three world-renowned museums—known around campus as "the Mead," "the Beneski" and "Emily's house"—annually welcome more than 60,000 visitors.
- Our academic departments provide educational and performance opportunities for students at all levels of experience, and engage audiences of all ages through live concerts, theater & dance performances and community art classes.
- Our award-winning literary magazine is second to none, publishing literature and art from around the world in handsome print and digital editions.
- Together, Amherst's arts & museums host more than 300 events in the performing, literary and visual arts each year. Bookmark amherst.edu/arts/calendar and sign up for Arts & Museums: Happenings Ahead, a biweekly email, to stay in the know.