Arts & Museums


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.


From our art studios and classrooms to our exhibition and performance spaces, Amherst nurtures artistic expression in every medium.


Whether you want to cultivate your own creativity or experience an exhibit, performance, poetry reading, or film screening, you’ll find endless opportunities to engage with the arts on campus.


Together, Amherst’s arts and museums foster a lively environment for the multidisciplinary study, creation and presentation of the arts.

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Arts at Amherst Brochure

Check out the ARTS AT AMHERST spring 2018 brochure to learn about upcoming arts events and exhibitions.

Museums and Galleries

Amherst is home three world-renowned museums that annually welcome more than 70,000 visitors. Our campus galleries display unique materials from the college archives, works by influential Russian artists and contemporary art by student, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.

Areas of Study

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, lectures, theater & dance performances, film screenings and community art classes.