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.
Rachel Rose has risen to become one of the art world’s most captivating video art sensations. In this year’s Rapaport Lecture, she talked about film, painting—and using doubt as motivation.
A nine-panel art installation on climate change—featuring works by Amherst College students, faculty, staff and alumni—stars at the town’s Sustainability Festival on April 22.
The Fiji Mermaid, a specimen of 19th-century hokum that lives at the Mead Art Museum, is almost tailor-made for the era of “fake news.” As Mead educator Keely Sarr noted in a recent talk about this aquatic piece of carnival culture, even the stories about it being a fake are peppered with fabrication.
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.
In an interview with The Amherst Student, Lauren Horn ’17 discusses the inspiration behind her senior thesis in dance, “The Invisibility of Identity.”
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.
In 1974 David Bowie’s manager invited photographer Steve Schapiro ’55 to a private shoot with the pop star in Los Angeles.
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, theater & dance performances and community art classes.
Amherst is home three world-renowned museums that annually welcome more than 70,000 visitors. Campus galleries display unique materials from the college archives, works by influential Russian artists and contemporary art by student, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.