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.
A contemporary adaptation of a classic play explores an age-old question: what does it mean to know yourself?
In an essay penned for The Common Issue 14, Amherst senior resident artist Betsey Garand discusses her inspiration for creating prints, including the work of her colleague and friend Michael Mazur ’57 (1935-2005).
Exhibition openings, artist talks, concerts, performances and literary readings, this month at Amherst.
Amherst marked the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth and his 1963 visit to campus—in which he spoke of the relationship between politics and poetry—with a symposium and a talk by U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (JFK’s grand-nephew).
A visiting expert spoke to an art history course, “Witches, Vampires and Other Monsters,” about how and why the living remember the dead.
Amherst remembers the late, masterful poet Richard Wilbur ’42
Actress, playwright and performance scholar Lisa Biggs ’93 returned to campus for the Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Residency. In preparation for her visit, she reflected on her time at Amherst and the importance of making theater, then and now.
Mead Art Museum director David E. Little and curator Vanja Malloy share insights into the museum’s Rotherwas Project exhibition series and the current works on view, which showcase a fantastical world created by New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk.
Last spring, students in Professor Jen Manion’s course “People’s History of Revolutionary America” were some of the first to use the Mead Art Museum’s new study room located in storage. The class looked at prints, paintings, sculptures and objects that together provided a glimpse into the daily life of 19th century America.
What does it mean to “belong” at Amherst College? A new exhibition on view in the Keefe Campus Center aims to address just that.
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.