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“To See Her is a Picture”: Amherst Unveils Johnson Chapel Paintings of Emily Dickinson
Professor Robert Sweeney honored poet Emily Dickinson with two portraits, now hanging in Johnson Chapel.
170 Works of Contemporary Art Gifted to Mead Art Museum
A selection of works from this anonymous gift and other recent acquisitions will go on view in September
The Literary Life
A recap of LitFest 2019 including photos and videos.
Amherst Magazine: Imagined Worlds
Out of outrage, she started teaching poetry to children in her home state of Montana. Now they write 24,000 poems a year.
Amherst Magazine: The Same View
An exhibition in Frost featured work by scientific illustrator Orra White Hitchcock and Senior Resident Artist David Gloman that depict the same landscapes roughly 175 years apart.
Emily Dickinson Museum Announces Significant Upgrade and Expansion
The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Mass., today announced a major upgrade and expansion made possible by a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, which will protect historic collections at the existing museum, and the purchase of an adjacent property that will eventually open even more of the poet’s Homestead to visitors.
The Common Receives $50,000 Gift to Support its Literary Publishing Internship
The Common, the award-winning literary journal based at Amherst College, has received a $50,000 gift from Sally Wood, whose daughter and late husband attended Amherst. The gift supports student interns who show exceptional editorial promise and leadership skills.
The Art of Science
Orra White Hitchcock made beautiful drawings that helped Amherst students learn geology. Two centuries later, that work is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
Mead Art Museum Exhibition Inspires Faculty Conversation about Migration
An art exhibition serves as a jumping off point for faculty members in various fields—art history, political science, economics and sociology—to explore and discuss immigration and diversity.
Embodied Taste offers visitors an immersive exploration of food and how it moves—through our bodies and our world.
On view in the Mead Art Museum Dec. 11, 2019–July 26, 2020
In Rehearsal: The Amherst College Concert Choir with the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble
KVE’s members are shown here in the front row (L to R: Cecilia Duarte, Reginald Mobley, Karim Sulayman, Noah Horn) and in the trio atop the risers (L to R: Dashon Burton, Michele Kennedy, Sherezade Panthaki). Arianne Abela directs.
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The Arts at Amherst Initiative
The Arts at Amherst Initiative inspires a culture of arts participation at Amherst College.