Arts & Museums


Take in a performance by a world-renowned musician. Let a night at the theater capture your imagination. Explore a museum, discover a masterpiece. Find what inspires you.


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.


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


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

Academic Programs

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.

Museums and Galleries

Amherst is home three world-renowned museums—known around campus as the "Beneski," "Mead," and "Emily's house"—which 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.