Arts & Museums
The Mead Art Museum, nestled into the main quad, is open till midnight on school nights.
Amherst's dynamic arts programs and museums offer something for everyone:
- Our academic departments 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.
- Three world-renowned museums—known around campus as "the Mead," "the Beneski" and "Emily's house"—annually welcome more than 60,000 visitors.
- Our award-winning literary magazine is second to none, publishing literature and art from around the world in handsome print and digital editions.
Together, our arts programs and museums host more than 300 events in the performing, literary, and visual arts each year. (You can stay abreast of these events by subscribing to our free arts e-newsletter.)