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.
Lien Truong’s The Sky Is Not Sacred asserts the way in which Western ideologies have violently impacted the global landscape.
On view in the Eli Marsh Gallery October 21–November 22, 2019
On the eve of the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble’s Sept. 19, 2019, debut performance at Amherst College, the octet rehearsed the final movement of Musikalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) with the Amherst College Concert Choir. In addition to performing beautiful works of Early Music and New Music, the KVE will collaborate with students and institutions to encourage a more integrated and inclusive classical music scene.
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.
Check out the ARTS AT AMHERST Fall 2019 brochure to learn about upcoming arts events and exhibitions.
Professor Robert Sweeney honored poetry Emily Dickinson with two portraits, now hanging in Johnson Chapel.
A selection of works from this anonymous gift and other recent acquisitions will go on view in September
A recap of LitFest 2019 including photos and videos.
Out of outrage, she started teaching poetry to children in her home state of Montana. Now they write 24,000 poems a year.
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.
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, 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.
Orra White Hitchcock made beautiful drawings that helped Amherst students learn geology. Two centuries later, that work is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
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.
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