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.
For Amy Speace ’90, making it as a singer/songwriter has involved opera and Shakespeare, New York and Nashville, breakups and collaborations, and even marinara sauce.
He used to play video games in arcades. Now he uses them to retell classic plays.
From a parody of Serial to a credit as “Chicken Wing Man,” Zach Cherry ’10 performs comedy on stage, TV and film.
Three alumni collaborated on a Sundance documentary about a man who feeds wild hyenas.
A new art installation by Taylor Thomas ’17 aims to answer that question.
As moviegoers attend a new film portraying the life of Emily Dickinson, one of its stars—her home in Amherst, now the Emily Dickinson Museum—is getting renewed attention and care.
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.
While studying art at Amherst, Rapaport was first introduced to the complex nature of creating works of art through art history and gallery work. “What Amherst taught us to do was look more closely at things in our environment, at works of art in our environment.
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.